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Grand Tour of Burgundy 15th May only two places left

Five day Burgundy tour May 2017

We have arranged a five day burgundy tour from London departing May 15th with a one night stopover in Champagne.
At present there are two places available for two couples.
Please note the the tour is fully inclusive of all meals and drinks. The only additional cost is any wines you purchase from the producers
If interested then please email Gerard, gererd44peelst@gmail.com for further detail.

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Appointments

Caveaux de Sabrage. We are pleased to announce that the Waldorf Astoria Hotel-The Caledonian, Edinburgh has rejoined the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or.

The Ritz Hotel, 150 Piccadilly, London, has announced that it is joining the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or in January 2017 as an International Caveau.

Details of events and openings of these and the New Forest Hotels as well as Fonab Hotel and Spa, Pitlochry will follow shortly.

Cassandra Charles-Bagott is appointed a Maître-Sabreur and accredited to the UK Embassy Caveau with effect from the 7th December.  Franck Bruyère, pictured on right, is appointed a Maître-Sabreur and the Maître de Caveau Waldorf Astoria Hotel-The Caledonian, Edinburgh with effect from 13th December.

New Members: We welcome the following to the Order and the Club – Nigel Free, Iain Meek, Graham and Jan Watkins.

Commandeur Reg Page BEM.

reg pageCommandeur Reg Page BEM.

We regret to announce the passing of one of our finest Maitre-Sabreurs – Commandeur Reg Page, who died on 4th July -on his 88th birthday. Reg’s daughter Maureen, an Officier, had predeceased him. This loss and ill-health had been a great burden in his final years. Reg was the Company Sergeant Major of Waterloo Company at RMA Sandhurst when Julian White, our Ambassador Emeritus, was an officer- cadet

NEW APPOINTMENTS

Order of The Golden Sabre Promotions and Appointments
To be a Chevalier with effect from 22 September 2015 Scott Levy
To be Chevaliers with effect from 8th October 2015-
Simon Lesser and Tamas Czinki
To be Maître-Sabreurs de Caveaux,
Scott Levy (Smith & Wollensky) and Tamas Czinki (Northcote)
The above were also intronised as Chevalier-Sabreurs of La Confrérie du Sabre d’Or at Chapitres held at Smith & Wollensky and Northcote, Lancashire.
To be Chevaliers of The Order of The Golden Sabre with effect from 16th October
Elizabeth Shepherd, Mike Shepherd, Ann Smith, Graham Smith, Janet Grant,
Jaki Kennedy and George Copeland.
To be Officers of The Order with effect from 16th October 2015: Chevaliers
Emily Woodward, Sam Perera,
Sandy Perera and Rob Nugent
To be Commanders of The Order with effect from 16th October 2015: Officers Tom Woodward, Jim McIsaac,
Sam Rhodes and Juliet Hunter
To be Knight Commanders of The Order with effect from 16th October 2015: Commanders Lady Purvis and Andrew Woodward.
The above were also intronised in their appropriate ranks of La Confrérie du Sabre d’Or at the Chapitre held at The Connaught Mayfair on 16th October 2015

Sabre’dor at the Langham Hotel

We were invited by The Langham Hotel to take part in their 150th Anniversary. Duncan Palmer, the Managing Director, presided with the Mayor of Westminster at the cutting of a cake which was an exact replica of the hotel and Grand Commandeur Gerard O’Shea, Ambassador for the UK, sabraged a magnum of Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne. The hotel is becoming a Caveau de Sabrage and we look forward to some events there.”Langham

Kerry de Courcey MBE

Kerry de Courcey MBE

It is with regret that we announce the death of Kerry de Courcy MBE.  Kerry, Chevalier and Maître-Sabreur, was the owner of Rye Lodge Hotel, a delightful hotel and caveau de sabrage. Kerry had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time. Our condolences to his wife Jean and some James, who has taken over the hotel and is a Chevalier and Maître-Sabreur.

The Order of The Golden Sabre Promotions and Appointments

To be an Officer of the Order with effect from 15th November 2014: Chevalier David Cook.
To be a Knight Commander of the Order with effect from 15th November 2014:         Commander Gerard O’Shea.
The above named were duly intronised in the appropriate ranks of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or by the Grand -Maître at the Grand Chapitre International held in Le Touquet on 15th November 2014.
To be an Officer of the Order with effect from 24th November 2014: Chevalier Gary Williamson. He will be also be intronised as an Officier de la Confrérie du Sabre d’Or on that date by the Ambassador at a Chapitre being held at the Ouverture de Caveau Le Beaujolais, Londres.

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