Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White CB CBE JP, was born in 1944 on the Island and, raised and educated there.
He was commissioned from Sandhurst in 1964 into what was then the Royal Army Service Corps, now the Royal Logistic Corps. He had an army career spanning almost 40 years, including command at every level and a wide variety of staff appointments; he was a graduate and instructor at the Army Command and Staff College and the Royal College of Defence Studies.
During the first Gulf War (1990/91) he commanded the logistic effort in support of UK ground forces for which he was awarded the CBE; he became a CB in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 1998.
Since leaving the Army in 1999 Major General White has been a military adviser to Ernst & Young and more recently Deloittes. In addition to his role as Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight he is a Colonel Commandant and Honorary Colonel of the Royal Logistic Corps and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen, a City livery company.
His interests, when time allows, are sailing and countryside pursuits. He is married to Fiona, has 4 married children and a growing number of grandchildren.
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