Party affiliation: Cross-bencher
Justice of the Peace, Kent, 1971. Deputy Lieutenant, County of Kent, 1973. Vice Lord Lieutenant, 1984.
Member. House of Lords, since 1979. Professional career: Wren and Third Officer, WRNS, 1943-1946. App. Col.-in-Chief of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, 1974.
Deputy Vice-Chairman, NSPCC. Vice-President, British Red Cross Society, Family Planning Association, National Childbirth Trust. Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association.
Royal Life Saving Society. Shaftesbury Society; Royal College, of Nursing. Royal National College, for the Blind.
National Society for Cancer Relief. Chairman, Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust. President, Shaftesbury Homes and Arethusa.
Friends of Cassel Hospital. SOS Children's Villages (United Kingdom). Honorary President, Society for Nautical Research and British Maritime Charitable Foundation.
Patron Legion of Frontiersmen of the Commonwealth and the Commando Association. Vice-Patron, Burma Star Association, President, Kent Branch of Save the Children Fund, and Kent Marriage Guidance Council. Vice-President, Kent Voluntary Service Council.
Patron, East Kent Hospice, and Kent Council on Drug Addiction. Governor, Ashford School, Kent. Member of Council of Caldecott Community, Kent.