One of the smaller Preceptories within the Province, John O’Gaunt Preceptory No 546 have always worked hard on their ceremonies and none less than the recent Malta Ceremony for Bro Kts B Turner-Farmer and R Hulme where they were warmly installed into the Order by their Eminent Prior, E Kt A J Yearsley, PProvCoG.
This had been called for a full turnout by the Provincial Prior. He was accompanied by a number of visitors attending the Preceptory including the Provincial Sub Prior, V E Kt A T Howls; the Provincial Chancellor, E Kt B Townson; the Provincial First Constable, E Kt D Wall; the Provincial Second Constable, E Kt D R Truman; the Provincial Deputy Marshal, E Kt R J Haynes; The Provincial Banner Bearer, E Kt B Clarke; the Provincial Aide-de-Camp, E Kt D Crump; the Provincial Captain of Guards (1), Bro Kt K Spencer; the Provincial Captain of Guards(2), Bro Kt P K Morris and the Provincial Guard, E Kt J Hilton, accompanied by other Eminent and Brother Knights from around the Province.
To assist with the Malta Ceremony, the members of the Provincial Prior’s Body Guard were requested to perform the Banner Guard and present the Malta Address which they did with the assistance of the Provincial Second Constable.
At the end of the evening, the Priory retired to the dining room for an excellent meal and terrific camaraderie.