Her Majesty The Queen has appointed David Clark, the Sandringham Estate Headkeeper and the Honorary President of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in recognition of his service to the estate.

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed David Clark, the Sandringham Estate Headkeeper and the Honorary President of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in recognition of his service to the estate. Awards in the Royal Victorian Order are in the gift of Her Majesty, who made the presentation in person.

 

David Clark said: “It is a great honour to have been made Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order, for which I would like to thank Her Majesty The Queen. I will be retiring from my position at Sandringham this spring after 17 years, and receiving this award is the pinnacle of 54 years spent in the gamekeeping profession. I would also like to thank all my friends for their kind help during my career.”

 

Liam Bell, the Chairman of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, said: “On behalf of the NGO and its members, I would like to send our congratulations to David on being made LVO. I am delighted that his loyal service has been recognised in this way.”

 

David Clark will continue in his role as Honorary President of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation following his retirement at the end of February.

 

Notes to Editors

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation represents the gamekeepers of England and Wales, defending and promoting gamekeeping, gamekeepers and ensuring high standards throughout the profession. The NGO was founded in 1997 by a group of gamekeepers who felt that their profession was threatened by public misunderstanding and poor representation. Today, there are around 13,000 members of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation.  www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk

 

 

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