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Jersey States bid farewell to outgoing Lieutenant Gov

Jersey's Lieutenant Gov. says the island's reputation is its "most important commodity" during his final speech in the States.

Sir John McColl during his final States speech Credit: ITV News

Sir John McColl received his formal send-off this morning at his final States meeting.

During his farewell speech, he shared his fond memories of the island.

Jersey has a warmth & generosity which is unique in my experience.

– Sir John McColl

The former Army General has served as the Queen's representative in Jersey for the last five years, but today is his last day in office.

Jersey Chief Minister Sen Ian Gorst said the Lieutenant Governor "will indeed be sorely missed by all" during his farewell ceremony.

Guard of Honour waiting for his final exit from the States Credit: ITV News

Sir John McColl left the States building in the Royal Square to a fanfare earlier this morning.

Members of the public gathered to bid him farewell.