Alan Henry Brooke, 3rd Viscount Brookeborough, KG, KStJ, seen here with his wife Janet at the 75th anniversary, has been the Vice President of the Somme Association since its inception in 1990. He is a Northern Irish peer and the current Lord Lieutenant of Fermanagh. Along with Viscountess Brookeborough he has supported the work of the Somme Association over the years and attended all the major anniversaries at the Ulster Memorial Tower.
His grandfather was Basil Stanlake Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough KG, CBE, MC, TD, PC, third Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. He had served in the First World War achieving the rank of Captain with the Royal Fusiliers and 10th Hussars (Prince of Wales’s Own) while being awarded a Military Cross in June 1916 and French Croix de Guerre in 1918.