Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor
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Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor is an office of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom which dates from the mid-sixteenth century. From 1905 he has been controlled by the Constable of Windsor Castle, having formerly been responsible to the Dean of Windsor. Since 1906 the Governor has always been a senior retired officer.
The Governor has charge of the Military Knights of Windsor.
List of Governors of the Military Knights of Windsor
- to 1771: Sir William Wittewronge
- c.1820: Colonel Thomas Bassett
- 1842: Major Charles Moore
- 1867: Major Sir John Paul Hopkins
- 1892: His Grace the Duke of Argyll, KT GCMG GCVO PC 1892-1906
- 1906: Major-General Edward Henry Courtney
- 1913: Major-General Carteret Walter Carey
- 1932: Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Kavanagh, KCB KCMG CVO DSO
- 1951: Major-General Sir Edmund Hakewill-Smith, KCVO CB CBE MC
- 1978: Major-General Sir Peter Gillett, KCVO CB CBE
- 1989: Major-General Sir Peter Downward, KCVO CB DSO DFC
- 2000: Major-General Sir Michael Hobbs, KCVO CBE
- 2012: Lieutenant-General Peter Pearson CB CBE
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