Initially the post of Lord Lieutenant was a military appointment and this remained so for several centuries.

Lord Lieutenant’s Certificates
A Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate for meritorious service may be awarded to members of the Territorial Army and other Volunteer Reserve Forces.

Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets

Cadet Sergeant James Allan

The Lord Lieutenant may appoint young people from the Armed Services to serve for one year as Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet. These are chosen in conjunction with the RFCA and are the star cadets in the various cadet forces. During their year as Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet they will attend the Lord Lieutenant on a wide range of his or her duties.