The Provincial Prior has set new Challenges for his Body Guard this season. The new team is working well together. The new Knights appointed to the team are settling in well and looking forward to their duties as the year progresses. Body Guard Commander, E Kt Ralph Ritchey PPr1stHer, said, “We have held a few rehearsals now in order to hone the Silent Drill Demonstration. The new members of the team have been exceptional throwing themselves into that process to learn a twenty minute routine without any words of command is quite tough.”
Not only are the team rehearsing the Silent Drill Demonstration, making ready for the first performance on 8th September at the Staffordshire & Shropshire Preceptory No 545, but they continue to improve and adapt their presentation of the Malta Address which the Provincial Sub Prior, V E Kt Alan Howls PGtReg, has recommended “All Preceptories within the Province should invite the Body Guard to do this presentation during a Malta Ceremony.”
It’s a busy year ahead as the team also plan to execute the Provincial Prior’s Challenge in April 2018 by walking close to 100 miles in two days to raise funds to send the top two Cadets from the Staffordshire St John Ambulance over to the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital to visit and take part in their activities.