19 May 2005 11:45 AM

The Queen, on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, has been pleased to approve the following appointments:

* Vice Admiral Sir Fabian Michael Malbon KBE to the office of Lieutenant Governor of the Bailiwick of Guernsey with effect from September/October 2005

* Vice Admiral Sir Paul Kenneth Haddacks KCB to the office of Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man with effect from October 2005

* Lieutenant General Andrew Peter Ridgway CB CBE to the Office of Lieutenant Governor of the Bailiwick of Jersey with effect from April 2006

Notes to Editors

Sir Fabian Malbon is 58 years old. During 37 years in the Royal Navy he served in twelve ships, commanding three including the Aircraft Carrier HMS INVINCIBLE. His final executive post was as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet. He left the Royal Navy in 2002, and has become increasingly involved in supporting and encouraging young people to develop themselves via organisations such as the Combined Cadet Force Association, of which he is President, and the Marine Society and Sea Cadets of which he is a Trustee. Sir Fabian is married with three sons.

Sir Paul Haddacks is 58 years old. He has had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy which has seen him serve as Commander of the UK Task force in the Gulf in 1990 and as UK Military Representative at NATO Headquarters and EU Headquarters. He was made the Director and Chief Executive of International Military Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels in 2001, responsible for personnel from 30 nations. He left the Royal Navy in November 2004. Sir Paul is married with one son.

Lieutenant General Ridgway is 55 years old. He has had a long and varied Army career which began with junior command appointments as a tank commander and helicopter pilot. He commanded the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment and the 7th Armoured Brigade, including a period as the UN Commander in Central Bosnia. He was Chief of Staff of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps for the entry of NATO forces into Kosovo in 1999. His operational service has involved duty in Northern Ireland, Germany, Belize, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Kuwait. At present he is the Chief of Defence Intelligence at the MOD Whitehall. He is married with four children.