Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood

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The Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood is a small office within the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom responsible for the administration of orders of chivalry and some aspects of honours in general. It does not deal with nominations or decisions on appointments, but rather administers the appointment procedures and investitures, and provides the insignia.

The office was established by King Edward VII in 1902.[1]

Since 1991, the Secretary of the Central Chancery has been the same individual who also serves as Assistant Comptroller to the Lord Chamberlain's Office.

List of secretaries[edit]

Name Dates Ref.
Sir Francis Morgan Bryant, CB, CVO, CBE, ISO 1916–1931 [2]
Rear Admiral Philip John Hawkins Lander Row, CB, CVO 1931–1932 [2]
Commander Dudley Colles, LVO, OBE 1932–1936 [2]
Major Sir Henry Hudson Fraser Stockley, KCVO, OBE 1936–1946 [3]
Brigadier Sir Ivan de la Bere, KCVO, CB, CBE 1946–1960 [3]
Major General Sir Cyril Harry Colquhoun, KCVO, CB, OBE 1960–1968 [3]
Major General Sir Peter Bernard Gillett, KCVO, CB, CBE 1968–1979 [3]
Major General Sir Desmond Hind Garrett Rice, Bt. CVO, CBE 1980–1991 [3]
Lieutenant Colonel Walter Ross, OBE 1989–1991 [3]
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Charles McClure Mather, CBE 1991–1999 [3][4]
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Guy Cartwright 1999–2005 [5]
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Alexander Fergus Matheson, Bt. 2005–2014 [6]
Lieutenant Colonel James Vernon 2014–present [7][8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 27663". The London Gazette. 1 April 1904. p. 2113.
  2. ^ a b c Cite error: The named reference :2 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Cite error: The named reference :0 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Mather, Lt-Col Anthony Charles Mcclure", Who's Who (online ed., Oxford University Press, December 2017). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Cartwright, Lt-Col. Robert Guy", Who's Who (online ed., Oxford University Press, December 2017). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Matheson of Matheson, Lt Colonel Sir Alexander Fergus", Who's Who (online ed., Oxford University Press, December 2017). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  7. ^ "The Royal Mint Advisory Committee" (Cabinet Office). Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Royal Victorian Order", The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy. Retrieved 9 December 2017.

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