Provincial Priory of Kent The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta in England and Wales and Provinces Overseas

The Provincial Priory of Kent
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Provincial_Prior_Logo_revised The Kent Provincial Prior's Bodyguard bodyguard
History of the Kent Provincial Prior's Bodyguard
 
Granted permission from Great Priory to form the Kent and Surrey Bodyguard in 1933
The Kent and Surrey Bodyguard formed in 1934
Kent Bodyguard separated from Surrey Bodyguard, formed in 1956
 

 

The Roll of Honour below sets out the names (where known) of those Knights who have served the offices of Commander, Deputy Commander and Registrar, together with the years for which they were appointed, in the Kent and previously the Kent & Surrey Bodyguard.

 

Roll of Honour

Commanders of The Kent Bodyguard (Present & Past)
Year of Office Name Preceptory
2017 -  D. Dean 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
2013 - 2017 D. P. Barden 402 Boxley Abbey Preceptory
2011 - 2013 M. W. Stillwell 333 St. Vincent Preceptory
2010 - 2011 K. A. Gane 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
2007 - 2010 D. A. Griffiths 224 Roffa's Camp Preceptory
2006 - 2007 R. R. Page 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
2003 - 2006 R. K. Alderson 286 Bromley Preceptory
2000 - 2003 J. W. A. McCulley 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
1997 - 2000 P. J. McIntyre 436 St. Michael's Preceptory
1993 - 1997 E. A. Adlington 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
1991 - 1993 G. Musgrove 286 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
1987 - 1991 C. J. Pike 286 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
1982 - 1987 C. G. A. Hixson 224 Roffa's Camp Preceptory
1972 - 1982 C. E. Whitfield 257 Crystal Palace Preceptory
1957 - 1972 L. T. B. Scott 257 Crystal Palace Preceptory
 
Commanders of The Kent & Surrey Bodyguard (Past)
Year of Office Name Preceptory
1953 - 1957 W. S. Bird 196 Croydon Preceptory
1952 - 1953 A. J. B. Dickson 286 Bromley Preceptory
1951 - 1952 No appointment made.
1947 - 1951 A. McKenzie-Smith 257 Crystal Palace Preceptory
1943 - 1947 In abeyance until after the War.
1938 - 1943 A. G. Rumbelow 257 Crystal Palace Preceptory
1935 - 1943 Unknown.
1934 - 1935 N. Moore 196 Preceptory of Croydon
 
Deputy Commanders of The Kent Bodyguard (Present & Past)
Year of Office Name Preceptory
2017 -  A. J. Dive 401 Thanet Preceptory
2015 - 2017 D. Dean 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
2013 - 2015 C. G. Smith 629 Kent Preceptory of St. George
2012 - 2013 D. P. Barden 402 Boxley Abbey Preceptory
2013 - 2017 D. P. Barden 402 Boxley Abbey Preceptory
2011 - 2012 R. J. Bahrawy 436 St. Michael's Preceptory
2010 - 2011 M. W. Stillwell 333 St. Vincent Preceptory
2007 - 2010 K. A. Gane 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
2006 - 2007 D. A. Griffiths 224 Roffa's Camp Preceptory
2003 - 2006 J. Nightingale 333 St. Vincent Preceptory
2000 - 2003 R. K. Alderson 286 Bromley Preceptory
1997 - 2000 J. W. A. McCulley 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
1993 - 1997 A. R. Young 436 St. Michael's Preceptory
1991 - 1993 E. A. Adlington 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
1987 - 1991 G. Musgrove 286 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
1982 - 1987 C. J. Pike 286 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
1972 - 1982 C. G. A. Hixson 224 Roffa's Camp Preceptory
1958 - 1972 C. E. Whitfield 257 Crystal Palace Preceptory
1957 - 1958 Unknown.
 
Deputy Commanders of The Kent & Surrey Bodyguard (Past)
Year of Office Name Preceptory
1953 - 1957 A. J. Johnson 225 Kyngstun Preceptory
1952 - 1953 No appointment made.
1951 - 1952 Unknown.
1947 - 1951 H. B. Eve 162 Temple Court Preceptory
1943 - 1947 In abeyance until after the War.
1938 - 1943 C. J. Baker 146 Black Prince Preceptory
1934 - 1943 Unknown.
 
Registrars of The Kent Bodyguard (Present & Past)
Year of Office Name Preceptory
2016 - C. R. Hudson 392 Pilgrims' Way Preceptory
2015 - 2016 A. Holyomes 224 Roffa's Camp Preceptory
2013 - 2015 D. Dean 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity
2012 - 2013 C. G. Smith 629 Kent Preceptory of St. George
2011 - 2012 D. P. Barden 402 Boxley Abbey Preceptory
2010 - 2011 R. J. Bahrawy 436 St. Michael's Preceptory
2008 - 2010 M. W. Stillwell 333 St. Vincent Preceptory
2005 - 2008 R. A. Warman 596 Galloway Preceptory
2004 - 2005 R. A. H. Smith 436 St. Michael's Preceptory
2003 - 2004 R. R. Page 391 Preceptory of the Holy Trinity


The Bodyguard is always on the lookout for new members. Interested knights should be at least 5 years away from the Preceptor's Chair, be keen to visit around the Province, attending the Prior & Sub-Prior on their Official Visits, and to carry out their special duties at the Provincial Priory meeting on the first Saturday in July, the Kent Bodyguard Malta meeting on the second Saturday in February and at the Church Service on a Sunday in either March or April. Knights usually retire from the Bodyguard on attaining Provincial Rank. Applications forms available below or via the Provincial Vice-Chancellor.

 

Download KT Bodyguard Application form

 

If you wish to contact the province please email the Vice-Chancellor: vice-chancellor@kent-templars.info



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