Provincial Priory of Northampton Huntingdon & Bedford

Provincial Prior's Bodyguard

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The R.E. Provincial Prior's Bodyguard fulfil a ceremonial role, providing him with a Guard of Honour on his visits to Preceptories throughout the Province and at the Provincial meetings. The highlight of the Bodyguard year is at the annual Provincial meeting in Northampton, when their ceremonial talents are on display to all. They perform the Silent Drill routine for visiting dignitaries as well as our own Rt. E. Provincial Prior and his officers. Following on from this they provide an escort for Eminent Knights receiving a Provincial Office, whether active or past rank. They also provide an escort for each banner bearer as the banners of all our Preceptories in the Province are paraded through the church at the start of the Provincial Church service.

During the Provincial year each Knight will be expected to accompany the R. E. Provincial Prior and/or Sub-Prior a minimum of eight times, (five Preceptory meetings, the Provincial Priory of Malta meeting in September, the Provincial Priory meeting in April, and in addition the bi-annual church service which is held in Northampton. The Bodyguard have their own Preceptory, The George North Preceptory which meets in Rushden, and which Bodyguard members are strongly encouraged to join.

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Being a member of the Bodyguard brings a brother knight into contact with other likeminded knights who not only enjoy the ceremonial aspects of the K.T. Order but also the opportunity of making close friendships with their peers. If you are of smart appearance and have some spare time and enjoy an active part in ceremonial activity, then membership of the Provincial Prior's Bodyguard may appeal to you. Membership is subject to the approval of the R.E Provincial Prior. Potential members should in the first instance contact the Bodyguard Registrar.



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