Photos/Video: Governor’s Farewell Ceremony

May 19, 2012

Dignitaries, locals and visitors filed onto the Cabinet grounds yesterday [May 18] to witness the farewell ceremony held for outgoing Governor Sir Richard Gozney and wife Lady Gozney.

The Governor arrived at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage, escorted by a police motorcade and proceeded to inspect Bermuda Regiment troops one last time as Governor. Premier Paula Cox then addressed the crowd and thanked the Governor for his service to Bermuda.

Sir Richard Gozney then expressed his thanks to the Government saying that his tenure in Bermuda had been stimulating and fun. The Governor shared his plans to attend the Olympics and said he will be cheering on the Bermudian athletes.

Sir Richard Gozney strolled the grounds greeting representatives from the Regiment, Bermuda Police Service, Parliament, judiciary, visitors and children who had gathered.

A British career diplomat, Sir Richard has been Governor and Commander in Chief of Bermuda since December 2007. Before becoming Governor of Bermuda, Sir Richard Gozney was a British diplomat for 34 years, specializing in Indonesia, Africa, the Spanish speaking world, and NATO issues, working for some twenty years abroad at British Embassies and High Commissions.

For ten of those twenty years he was an Ambassador or High Commissioner including to the Southern African Kingdom of Swaziland in the 1990s and to the Republic of Nigeria from 2004.

George Fergusson has been appointed Governor of Bermuda in succession to Sir Richard who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Fergusson is expected to arrive in Bermuda next week.

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  1. NOTA HATTER says:

    The Gov can leave his hat for the Premier.

  2. Liars says:

    looks like he made alot more friends than you Ewart Brown

  3. Anon Ymous says:

    Somebody get Mad Hatters on the phone and tell them we’ve found it!

  4. Cleancut says:

    Where is “we don’t care what you think” in the photos?

    • Family Man says:

      Too busy discussing back door antics with the BIU?

  5. farewell amigo says:

    where will the FCO now send uk civil servant # 23543 – Another plum posting in the works I am sure.

    or like Vereker we will be eager to put this one on some Boards so he can fly back in business class, to balance the weekly travelcard in the uk where he takes the Tube.

    you did a sterling job old boy!

  6. Moonbeam says:

    Most impressive . Fond Farewell and Thank You to The Governor and His Lady.