The first person to be presented to Her Majesty on arrival at Barnstaple by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, after
Lady Fortescue, was the High Sheriff of Devon, Major D F B Stucley wearing the traditional dress of
this high office, in which he was presented.
In a secondary capacity he was also the first Mayor of North Devon to be presented. Major Stucley is the 38th member of the Stucley family to hold the office of Mayor of Bideford, from which this month he retires after two years service.