Philip John Algernon Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L'Isle, British peer and former soldier.(born 21 April 1945) is a
The Viscount De L'Isle
|Lord Lieutenant of Kent|
|Assumed office |
1 September 2011
|Preceded by||Allan Willett|
|Member of the House of Lords|
as Viscount De L'Isle
5 April 1991 – 11 November 1999
|Preceded by||William Sidney|
|Succeeded by||House of Lords Act 1999|
|Born||21 April 1945|
|Parent(s)||William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle|
|Alma mater||Royal Military Academy Sandhurst|
|Years of service||1966–1979|
Lord De L'Isle is the only son of William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle and his wife Jacqueline (née Vereker), a daughter of Field Marshal John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort. He was educated at Tabley House, Mons Officer Cadet School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. After service in the Rifle Brigade, in 1966, he became a major in the Grenadier Guards and took early retirement in 1979, having spent some of his service in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.
De L'Isle was appointed Vice-Lieutenant of Kent in 2002 and is also a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. On 1 September 2011, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Kent. He was appointed Commander of the Order of Saint John in 2012 and Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 2019 Birthday Honours.
On 15 November 1980, De L'Isle married Isobel Tresyllian Compton, youngest daughter of the civil servant Sir Edmund Compton. They have two children: Sophia Jacqueline Mary Sidney (born 1983) and Philip William Edmund Sidney (born 1985).