Remembering: The Lord Clinton

We are sad to report the passing of The Lord Clinton, who was President of the RFS between 2001 and 2003.

By Wendy Necar · April 8, 2024

Picture credit: David Hartley

He is pictured here with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the 2008 celebration of the RFS 125th anniversary at the Savill Building, Windsor. He also represented the Society at the HM The Queen’s Queens’s Golden Jubilee Service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s in July 2002.

RFS President Ben Herbert, says of The Lord Clinton: “He was a great enthusiast and was very supportive of the Society and its endeavours. He would attend both Council and Divisional meets when he could, and he happily hosted a day on his North Devon Estates during the Whole Society Meeting in 2003.  He was a passionate supporter of forestry and was responsible for 1,900 ha of sustainable, high quality multi-purpose woodlands, delivering biodiversity, recreation  and landscape benefits, alongside the production of timber. He will be sadly missed”