Bro Kt Irving Barker was installed into the Order as a Knight of Malta on 12th March 2018 for which the Body Guard were pleased to be in attendance.

The Preceptory opened in Knights Templar, conducted the necessary business and was closed.

Having all changed in Malta Regalia, the Priory was opened and the Ceremony ably conducted by their Eminent Prior, E Kt Mark Roberts, PPr Capt of Grds, who also gave the Malta Address.

Members of the Body Guard were present to witness the Ceremony and offered their assistance manning the Banner Guard and providing an Arch of Steel for the members of the Priory as they left in Knights Templar order.

Joining the Body Guard on this occasion were Bro Kt Paul Lindop (42) and Bro Kt Tony McLaughlin (398) as Observers awaiting their appointment to the Body Guard by the Provincial Prior in June. Both Knights did exceptionally well for their first time out with the team.

During the meal that followed, the Priory presented the Body Guard with the proceeds of the raffle, which was won by Bro Kt McLaughlin, which amounted to £120.00 towards the upcoming Body Guard Challenge to complete a 100 mile walk in just two days.



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