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Mark Hayball, Lord of the Manor of Milton in the County of Hampshire pictured with The Right Honourable Sir John Major, KG, CH former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party.

About Mark Hayball


Mark Hayball, Lord of the Manor of Milton in the Count of Hampshire, (London Gazette Notice ID 2149649).

Member of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences






The Chartered Society of Forensic Science

An experienced former Diplomat, Executive and Close Protection Officer at both Royal, Governmental levels and Celebrity Security, with an international client base. Working with those who had the potential to be exposed to elevated personal risk because of their employment, high-profile status, net worth, affiliations or geographical location. Internal Home Security protection for VIP clients at undisclosed locations. Also having served on the personal staff of two of Her Majesty the Queen's former Great officers of the Royal Household, namely the Treasurer and Vice Chamberlain.

I began my career in the Service/Security/Political Intelligence world with the Royal Auxiliary Air Force serving at 18 Group Strike Command No1MARITHQ(U), SACLANT, Eastern Atlantic NATO Allied Maritime Command Northwood Headquarters, assigned to TG11 as a TCO. Latterly after TG mergers now Intelligence Analyst. Following this I was Attested, signed the Declaration and took Oath of Allegiance for admittance to The Royal Military Police 163 Provost Company, RMP (V), located at Central Volunteer HQ RMP (V), Rousillon Barracks, Chichester these were both very short enlistments and resigned following an offer to take up a government related appointment.

In 1990, during the Premiership of Sir John Major, KG, CH, (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997, photographed above. (The Commander-in-Chief of the military is the British monarch, currently His Majesty King Charles III, while the British Prime Minister maintains de facto authority). I was appointed and worked within the Department of the Government Chief Whip (formerly located at 12, Downing Street). Assigned to Sir Sydney Chapman MP, Minister of the Crown (Government Defence Whip), during Operation Desert Shield and continued in this position when Sir Sydney was appointed Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household. (The Vice-Chamberlain's main roles are to compile a daily Top Secret report to the Sovereign on proceedings in the House of Commons and to relay addresses from the Commons to the Sovereign and back. As a member of the Royal Household, the Vice-Chamberlain accompanies the Sovereign and Royal Household at certain diplomatic and social events, particularly the annual garden party at Buckingham Palace. When the Sovereign goes in procession to Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament, the Vice-Chamberlain stays and is "held captive" at Buckingham Palace. This custom began with the Restoration (1660), because of the previous Vice-Chamberlain's role in the beheading of Charles I).

In 1991 I undertook a Home Office Victim Support project assignment for The Rt Hon. The Lord Patten, former Home Office Minister of State (Law & Order, Security and Justice). In 1992 had an assignment to Robert Chronnell, (Deputy Chief Inspector HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Management Team Midlands & Wales Group and Chief Crown Prosecutor, North London Area) and in 1996 with HM Customs and Excise Intelligence and Forensics Team (H), formerly located at Tower Hill, courtesy of  Dame Valerie Strachan DBE, then Chair of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. Both these assignments as part of my Parliamentary work.

From 1992 to 1997, I additionally joined the staff of Sir Donald Thompson MP as Private Secretary (London), and  Rt.Hon William Hague MP now, The Right Honourable Lord Hague of Richmond as Research Assistant (London 1992/3) , compiling daily reports for Sir Donald on Operation Grapple (Bosnia and Croatia) and worked on a wider Forensic Science project covering crater analysis, swabbing for explosives, fingerprinting and DNA, Tests for chemical and biological deployments, Searching combat camera, satellite imagery, searching for hidden graves or other evidence, Scanning the atmosphere to detect nuclear detonations and materials. Also working as Chief of Staff/Special Advisor/ Private Secretary (London), equivalent SCS PB1, to Patrick Nicholls MP who had just resigned as a Member of Her Majesty's Government. I had lead responsibility as Head of Security, for staff co-ordination, secure travel plans and Executive Protection. I remained in this role full time for 7 years and part time from 1997-2001 throughout Patrick Nicholls appointment as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party.

At this time I was also appointed to the Military Staff of Brigadier John Smales, (ADC to HM The Queen), as Staff Liaison Officer (in his capacity as Commander of UK Land Forces of G3 Branch, Reserve Forces and Cadets responsible to the Commander-in-Chief for all Territorial Army, Reserves and Cadet matters), whilst serving as an ACF SSgt Instructor/ Under Officer with 217 Field Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, awaiting Section B Commissioning Board. Duties on behalf of the Brigadier were explaining the various strategic agendas to Detachment Commanders and continuing my forensic science research specialising in Fire Investigation, Explosives and Explosive Investigation. Whilst serving as an elected member of the board of the Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association of Greater London (TAVRA), (1994 to 1998), I was Commissioned at the same time as Staff Officer and Aide-de-camp to Major Patrick Joseph O'Brien, Her Majesty's Deputy Lieutenant (HM The Queen's Representative) for Barnet within the Greater London Lieutenancy.

In 1997, upon a change of Government I worked for 2 years, 1997-1999 within the London Ambulance Service, receiving a commendation from Peter Bradley, Director of Operations and latterly CEO before his return to New Zealand. I also enlisted circa 1999, with HQ Army Medical Services (AMS) TA. Joining the Ambulance Train Group, now renamed 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment. (335 Medical Evacuation Regiment is the military force involved in peacemaking, anti-terrorism activities, humanitarian aid provision and other related operations. The Regiment trains pre-hospital emergency care clinicians to deploy on operations and exercises around the world either as an individual augmentee or as part of a formed unit). This was also a short enlistment as other Government work changed requiring more of a fuller commitment. In late 1999 I was offered employment in Mayfair London within a Close Protection and Executive Security environment managed by Michael Peffer, QGM. (Formerly of the Metropolitan Police). Among my clients were members of ruling family of The Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (London Residential Security Manager and Close Protection Officer to Senior Members of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family) as well as various assignments with VIP's on behalf of the Nigerian High Commission. Additionally, other Close Protection and Residential Security for various worldwide VIP's including being selected for a high level specialist London assignment with one of Canada's former Prime Ministers, The Rt Hon Joe Clark, CC, PC and his family. Within Celebrity Security and Stage/Event management, Venue Security Liaison at Croydon Fairfield Halls Theatre assigned to Joe Pasquale. I was at this time contracted to Johnny Mans Productions on an as and when basis undertaking venue security and stage management for major stars such as Sir Ken Dodd, Sir Norman Wisdom, Anne Shelton, Max Bygraves, Danny La Rue, Nicholas Parsons, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Jess Conrad, Jon Pertwee, Des O'Connor, Anthony Newley, Joan Regan, Cilla Black, The Platters, Bob Monkhouse, Jess Conrad, Jim Davidson, Jack Parnell, Frankie Vaughan, Frank Ifield, Val Doonican, Roger De Courcey, Warren Mitchell, Rick Wakeman, Frankie Howerd, Suzi Quatro, Little & Large, Vince Hill, Tom O'Connor, Buddy Greco, Lonnie Donegan, Lena Zavaroni, The New Squadronaires Orchestra, Rose-Marie, Mary O'Hara, Danny Williams, John Inman, Dame Vera Lynn to name a few.

In 2003 I was invited to be in attendance as uniformed Beadle to Alderman Simon Walsh in his capacity as Chairman of the City of London Police Authority for the duration of the Lord Mayor's Show providing side security for his ceremonial carriage. Simon has been a barrister for over 20 years. He has a keen interest in the City of London where he was an elected member of the City Corporation for 23 years, which included terms as the Chairman of the City of London Police Authority and of the City’s Licensing Authority. Election as an Alderman of the City in 2000 led to Simon sitting for over a decade as a Justice of the Peace and Bench chair and sitting ceremonially as a judge of the Central Criminal Court. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a liveryman of 2 livery companies. In wider London politics, Simon served 2 terms as the Mayoral representative on the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

In 2004 at the invitation of Sir Michael Hyam, Recorder of London, (The Recorder of London is an ancient legal office in the City of London and the senior Circuit Judge at the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey), hearing trials of serious criminal offences. The Recorder is appointed by the Crown on the recommendation of the City of London Corporation with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor). I sat on the bench as a marshal at various criminal trials. I received a written commendation from HH Judge Jeremy Roberts QC for my contribution. I was proudly presented with an 'Old Bailey' Police evidence tie by the City of London Police. In days gone by this tie was traditionally purchased by Police Officers who had given evidence for the first time at No1 Court, the Central Criminal Court 'Old Bailey', particularly for Murder trials.

In 2005, passed Selection Board with Colonel David Axson, Military Knight of Windsor Colonel/Honorary Secretary Commanding the Guild of Stewards and subsequently appointed as a Member of the Guild of Stewards at Windsor Castle ensuring the safety, security and wellbeing of visitors to The Queen's Free Chapel, the Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter, the Chapel of the College of St George. Also selected to meet and greet personal guests of the Royal Family on Garter Days at the Long Walk Castle Gate entrance. Duty Guild Steward at the wedding of His Majesty King Charles III and HRH Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen consort of the United Kingdom on 9th April 2005 at Windsor Castle.

Between 2002 and 2012 decided on a complete change of security scenery and operated as an SIA Licensed Manned Guarding and CCTV operative within contract security before having a career break and moving back into more specialist in house work.

A former Envoy Extraordinary (Royal Laos Government, Minister to the United Kingdom), (Royal Laos Defence Forces), appointed by His Excellency Professor Khamphoui Sisavatdy, Prime Minister of the Royal Laos Government who represents the claimant to the Lao throne, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Soulivong Savang. (An Envoy Extraordinary is a representative Diplomatic Agent of a Government who is appointed to a special diplomatic role, is usually known as a Minister, ranked below Ambassador). Diplomats are the oldest form of any of the foreign policy institutions of a state, predating by centuries foreign ministers and ministerial offices. They usually have diplomatic immunity, and in their official travels they usually use a diplomatic passport.

Commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel, Aide De Camp Governor's Staff, Georgia State Defence Force by His Excellency Roy E Barnes (former Democratic and 80th Governor of the State of Georgia), USA, on Inauguration Day, 11th January 1999. (Commission is codified within the Constitution of the State of Georgia 38-2-111). Further Commissioned as a Colonel, UK Goodwill Fellowship Ambassador and Honorary Aide-De-Camp to the State Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, USA. Appointed by an Order signed by Paul E Patton, (59th State Governor) on 6th day of January 2003. ). Honoured with a Commission as an Honorary Colonel and a UK Aide-de-Camp, within the Hungarian National Guard in 1999 by Major General Vitez János Karaszy-Kulin, Colonel General of the Hungarian National Guard, (to coincide with Hungary's Accession to the Nato Alliance). (General Vitez János Karaszy-Kulin was one of the most highly-decorated officers in the Hungarian Armed Forces, and was revered as one of the heroes of the Second World War and of the 1956 uprising, in which his valour earned him the highest military distinctions). The Hungarian National Guard (Magyar Köztársaság Nemzetör Gárda), under the command of the late General Professor Béla Király, was the historic Hungarian reserve force, originally founded in 1848, that mobilised against the Soviet invaders in 1956. General János Karaszy-Kulin was Commander-in-Chief of the Hungarian National Guard (Overseas), and I received honorary military rank in the Hungarian National Guard as a result of my work with Her Majesty's Government.

Received a commendation in London (2005) from the USA (ICE) Department of Homeland Security in Washington DC. (ICE is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ICE's stated mission is to protect the United States from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety.

Nominated for admission into UK Royal Orders of Chivalry as an Honorary Member of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem by Colonel David Elson Travers, T.D, (former Assistant Director General of the Order), and appointed by The Grand Prior, HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, GCStJ, FRIBA. (This is one of the few British Honours over which the Prime Minister does not have control and is within the "personal gift" of the Sovereign). The Order of St John itself is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown. His Majesty The King, the Sovereign Head of the Order, honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the work of St John, by awarding membership, at different grades, in the Order. A Freeman of the City of London and Burgess Freeman of Glasgow.

I no longer work within Close Protection but act as a consultant to Governments and business at many advisory levels as and when required and currently serve as Chairman of the Government of Nicaragua/United Kingdom Culture Tourism and Sport Committee and Specialist Advisor to Her Excellency Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nicaragua to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Concurrent Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland and Iceland. Additionally holding a permanent in house full time security position. It has been a great pleasure and privilege to have walked the career path I have and worked with some excellent people. There are also many still in government service in various parts of the world, including those in the secret intelligence world who must remain nameless but they know who they are and I especially thank them for both the experiences and knowledge gained over many years.


I descend from one of the oldest families in the UK with one of the oldest and rarest surnames. An officially certified Descendant of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter The Most Noble Order of the Garter is a British order of Chivalry. It is the world's oldest national order of knighthood in continuous existence and the pinnacle of the British Honours System (after the Victoria Cross and George Cross). Its membership is extremely limited, consisting of the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales—both being members ex officio and gaining membership upon acceding to one of the titles if not already held—and not more than 24 full members known as Companions. Male members are known as Knights Companion, whilst female members are known as Ladies Companion. The Order can also include supernumerary members (members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs), known as "Royal" and "Stranger" Knights and Ladies (Companion), respectively. The Sovereign alone grants membership to the Order, meaning that ministerial advice is not sought.


I have made major contributions to two published books. "From Rattle to Radio and Honourable Insults". The former was authored by Superintendent Jack Bunker former head of New Scotland Yard Communication Department (TO25). The latter authored by The Rt. Hon Sir Greg Knight MP, Former Government Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of the Royal Household. I am a former Member of the International Committee of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and a former Member of the National Executive Committee of the British Association of Journalists.

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