***Please note that there is no official Autumn Gala Dinner this year. The planned opportunities for investitures in the ranks of the Order & Confrérie are , 9th,12th and 19th June; 14th July (France); 8th and 29th September; 18th (France) and 25th November. Applications for inductions in any rank during November must reach us before 10th October.
Promotions & Appointments The Order of The Golden Sabre( May 2017)
To be an Officer of the Order: Chevalier Peter Askew with effect from 4th May
To be a Commander of the Order :Officer Helen Amand with effect from 1st May
The above named were also intronised in the appropriate ranks of La Confrérie du Sabre d’Or.
David Herbert is appointed to the Embassy Council as Maître de la Communication
The present Council: Changes to appointments.
Commandeur Sam Rhodes is now Secretaire-Général
Officier Vic Laws MBE is now Maître des Festivités
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, firstname.lastname@example.org for further detail.
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.
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A very pleasant evening was held at the Old Bailey on 22nd July with thanks to Sheriff Christine Rigden, Officier du Sabre d’Or.
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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