Jersey Lieutenant Governor Gen Sir John McColl sworn in
"I May Just Put The Validity Of This Oath To The Test"
He is also responsible for immigration matters in Jersey.
Gen McColl has moved into Government House and took an oath of loyalty to the Crown and to the Queen's subjects in Jersey.
|Sir John McColl|
The new Lieutenant Governor has seen active service in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
At the swearing in earlier, the bailiff said: "The island has always valued the fact our Lieutenant Governor is invariably a very senior and distinguished serviceman to whom islanders can easily and naturally accord the respect and honour which is due to Her Majesty's personal representative.
"Your Excellency has indeed had a distinguished career in the army culminating in your appointment as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, which in practice I understand, is the highest military position in Europe likely to be held by a non-American."