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Celebrating Armed Forces Day

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On 24 June 2019, our Director of Membership, Chevalier Keith Homewood, represented the Order as an invited guest of the Mayor of Guildford, Surrey, Councillor Richard Billington for the Armed Forces Day, Flag Raising Ceremony held at the historic Guildhall. Keith joined other invited guests at a reception in the Elizabethan Guildhall where the Mayor […]

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Remembering the heroes of D-Day

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Our Director of Membership, Keith Homewood (dressed as a Major in the Royal Tank Regiment) with Scouts from Guildford, and members of a WW2 re-enactment group, teaching the Scouts using artefacts, uniforms and weapons, about the significance of D Day for our freedom and for them as scouts. The theme being the tragedy of war […]

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On exercises with PWRR

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The Order is proud of our affiliation to the 3rd Battalion of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and we were therefore delighted that our Grand Prior, Simon McIlwaine, was invited by 3PWRR to join the new Hon Colonel, Sir Lloyd Dorfman, founder of Travelex, and several officers of PWRR on a visit to Fort Grayling, Michigan, […]

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Backing the Green Beret Foundation

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Adam Such, LTC(Ret.), US 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), visited the HQ of theGreen Beret Foundation to present a cheque on behalf of the Order. This was a truly international effort by the Order, as the fundraising efforts in Wales by Chevalier Mel Watts helped make the donation possible. The Order on both sides of the Atlantic is […]

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The Centenary of the Great War

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A message from the Grand Prior: Tonight we will each light but one lamp in our homesteads in solemn remembrance of our forebears drawn from all corners of the British Empire who lost their lives in that “War to end all wars”, the Centenary of which we mark this day. There was scarcely a family […]

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Lest we forget…

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As we prepare to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, readers may be interested in this poster featuring St George. It was created as a recruitment aid for the British armed forces, but could equally be taken to mean that Britain needs St. George – now! It’s perhaps no coincidence that […]