- Alan Brooke, 3rd Viscount Brookeborough
Early life and career
Brooke was educated at
Harrow School, Millfield, and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.
He joined the
British Armyin 1971, being commissioned into the 17th/21st Lancers. In 1977 he transferred to the Ulster Defence Regiment, which was to become the Royal Irish Regimentin 1992. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonelin 1993, and became Honorary Colonelof the 4th/5th Battalion, Royal Irish Rangersin 1997.
Lord Brookeborough married Janet Elizabeth Cooke (daughter of JP Cooke, of
Doagh), now Viscountess Brookeborough, in 1980. They farm the 1,000 acre(4 km²) Colebrooke Park, Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, in Northern Ireland. [ [http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern_ireland_news.asp?id=7938 "Brookeborough Bomb Search Continues" (4ni.co.uk)] ]
Brooke succeeded his father as the 3rd
Viscount Brookeboroughin 1987. Although he lost his automatic right to a seat in the House of Lords, with all other hereditary peers after the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, Lord Brookeborough returned to the House as an elected crossbench peer in 1999. [ [http://biographies.parliament.uk/parliament/default.asp?id=26722 House of Lords biography] ]
He has been a
Lord-in-Waitingto The Queen since 1997. He is President of the Co. Fermanagh Unionist Association and was appointed as an independent member of the NI Policing Board in 2001. [ [http://www.impartialreporter.com/archive/2001-09-27/news/story2263.html "Brookeborough pledges to represent Fermanagh on new Police Board", The Impartial Reporter, 27/9/2001] ]
Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, is a member of the same family.
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