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Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth CVO presents Maurice Chappell with his MBE during a party at Woodlands Hotel, Spalding, watched by Mr Chappell's wife Vera.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth CVO presents Maurice Chappell with his MBE during a party at Woodlands Hotel, Spalding, watched by Mr Chappell's wife Vera. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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As Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth has a number of duties which includes the organisation of all official Royal visits to the county.

Other duties include escorting members of the Royal Family around the visited locations, informing the Queen’s Private Office about issues relating to Lincolnshire, recommending people for honours and supporting the Armed Forces.

Mr Worth said: “On average, half of my week is given over to Lord-Lieutenant duties and it takes some organising. I might have three engagements on one day, although it’s nearly always a partnership because Jenny keeps me on the straight and narrow. Jenny goes to most of the engagements, so sometimes we’re both out and sometimes we’re both in at home.”

Married for more than 50 years, the Worths will continue their active involvement in the county with Holbeach Cemetary Chapels Limited, University Academy Holbeach and a project to create a Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial and Information Centre for RAF personnel who died during World War II.

Mr Worth said: “There were 27 Bomber Command stations in Lincolnshire and over 26,000 aircrew who flew from here died but there’s no memorial to them.

“We’re trying to put that right, to a certain extent, because they were doing their job and a lot of them came back to serve their country after World War II as well.”

In recognition of his service to the Queen, Mr Worth was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List, an award made to people who have served the Queen in a personal way.