Apprentices visit Number One London

On 27 September 2017 thirteen of the Company's Apprentices enjoyed a private tour of the amazing arts and treasures on display in Apsley House, the London home of the Duke of Wellington known in earlier days as 'Number One London'. The after-hours tour, with the kind permission of the Duke of Wellington, was arranged by Liveryman Ray Williams and conducted by the Curator Josephine Oxley. Hon Court Assistant Roy Penrose and Court Assistant David Lee also attended.

The photo shows the attendees and Josephine Oxley in front of the 11'5" high statue of Napoleon as 'Mars the Peacemaker' by Antonio Canova.


The Master’s Report – September 2017

My year started early by representing the Company, with my wife Judith, at a Buckingham Palace Garden Party on 16 May 17, meeting our Chaplin and other Masters at a quite charming day. The first major Livery event after my Installation on 7 June was the Ironbridge weekend in Shropshire over 9-11 June. Some 90 Masters and their consorts attended; a Livery Dinner, a full day’s tour of the historic museums commemorating the birth of the industrial revolution and a President’s Ball, with the Lord Mayor and both Sheriffs. An excellent networking opportunity for a new Master and his Lady.

To read the Master’s Report in full click this link  Master's Report 15 Sept 2017 .

Apprentices Granted Freedom of the City of London by Servitude

Two of the Company’s former apprentices, Chloe Beard and David MacQuarrie, were granted the Freedom of the City of London by Servitude in a ceremony at Guildhall on 17 August. Please click here to read the full report  Apprentices Granted Freedom of the City of London by Servitude .

Three Apprentices Graduate - 26 July 2017

On Wednesday 26 July 2017 a small contingent of the Company’s apprentices, Daniel Hadfield, Daniel Oppenheimer, and Harry Richardson, graduated from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Please click  Three Apprentices Graduate on 26 July 2017 to read Harry's report.

Visit to RAF Honington - 20 July 2017

On the 20 July 2017, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales presented a new Queen’s Colour to the RAF Regiment. The Master, members and apprentices of the Company attended with their families.  Please click  Royal Air Force Honington – Queen’s Colour Presentation to read a report by Court Assistant Richard Sweetman.

The Big Curry - 13 July 2017

On Thursday 13 July, Company Members and their guests numbering nearly 90 in total, including the Master and Wardens, attended the ‘Big Curry’ lunch in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at the offices of Gratte Brothers Security Management Limited. Click  The Big Curry - 13 July 2017 to read the full report.