It is with much regret that we report that Master Armstrong (The Rt Hon the Lord Armstrong of Ilminster GCB CVO) sadly died on Friday 3 April, aged 93. The Inn’s flag will fly at half-mast on Monday, 20 April, in his memory.
Master Armstrong a long and distinguished civil service career. He served as Principal Private secretary to the Prime Minister from 1970 to 1975. Knighted in 1978, he served as Cabinet Secretary under Margaret Thatcher from 1979 to 1987. He was created a life peer as Baron Armstrong of Ilminster in 1988 and sat as a crossbencher. He was elected an Honorary Bencher of the Inn in 1986.
Details of any memorial service will be circulated as appropriate in due course.