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Rochester Investiture 2019

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The UK Grand Priory held a splendidly successful investiture day at Rochester Cathedral, Kent, in May, This was our opportunity to invest as Knights and Dames the new members of our Order, and also to welcome for the first year our new Officers – the positive first results of our new membership and recruitment structure. We were […]

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Celebrating our national heroes

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We were honoured to join our friends in the Royal Society of St George at their Annual St. George’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, this year marking the Society’s 125th anniversary. Around 500 members of three Cadet Forces, accompanied by music from their bands, were on parade. Following the wreath laying at the […]

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St George’s Day at Haslemere school

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Our Director of Innovation, Nick Hitchcliffe organized a St. George’s themed activity recently at Camelsdale School in Haslemere, Surrey, for the Haslemere Schools Colouring Competition and St George’s Day. Nick used his Royal Society of St. George Council Member jewel, and cape and jewel of the Order of St. George to create interest, excitement and enthusiasm for the event. […]

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The Battle of Britain bunker

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We visited the bunker at RAF Uxbridge, in west London, which was RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room throughout the Second World War. This is the room from which most of the RAF’s operations of the Battle of Britain were co-ordinated. Key decisions that would decide the fate of the world were taken in the […]

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Concert in Kent

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In the lead-up to US Independence Day, Myriad Singers performed the works of American composers from the last century up to the present day. They focused on the ‘Old American Songs’ by Copland, and works by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen and Nico Muhly, among others. The bar collection at this event was in support of the Order’s […]

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St George at the Cenotaph

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A delegation from the Order of St. George joined our friends at the Royal Society of St. George at their Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Cenotaph. Our Grand Scrivener laid a wreath on behalf of the Order in remembrance of those who have fallen in war. After the parade at the Cenotaph there was a short […]

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Visit to Tower Bridge and Museum

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Members of the Order spent an enjoyable morning at Tower Bridge and Museum, followed by – naturally – a lengthy lunch at a local hostelry. Tower Bridge is perhaps one of the most instantly recognizable of the London sites – a Gothic Victorian industrial masterpiece. We explored the marvellous Engine Room and took a walk […]