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New Members & Promotions during 2022

December 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Sebastian Schiele

  • Claire Tobin

November 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Sebastian Jones

  • Brett Clancy

October 2022

On 28th October the Autumn Gala Banquet and 42e Grand Chapitre Britannique, was held at Ironmongers' Hall, London. During the Chapitre, the following Members were made Chevaliers of the Order of The Golden Sabre:

  • Helena Horsburgh

  • Zoë Balkwell

  • Ruth Ferris

  • Kate Walsh

  • Dennis Valdez

  • Natasha Davendralingam

  • Nicholas Boole

  • Rich Reynolds

  • Alexander Ibell

Also at that Chapitre, the following were promoted to Officers of the Order of The Golden Sabre:

  • Peter Edwards

  • Joanna Cadman

  • Steve Tamcken

  • Eloise Robinson

  • David Harrington

  • Gabrielle Harrington

.....promoted to Commanders of the Order of The Golden Sabre were:

  • Yvonne El-Bizanti

  • Sandra Herbert

.....promoted to Knight Commander of the Order of The Golden Sabre was

  • Otto Hinderer

.....and promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of The Golden Sabre was

  • Sue Jenkins

All of the above were also invested in the appropriate ranks of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

September 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Nicholas Boole

  • Lynne Kimaro

  • Alistair Hall

  • Cathie Hall

At a Chapitre held at The Boat Inn in Stoke Bruerne on Saturday 17th September 2022 Thomas Woodward was elevated to Knight Commander of The Golden Sabre and Emily Woodward was made Commander of The Golden Sabre. Both were also invested in the appropriate ranks of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

August 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Ruth Ferris

  • Helena Horsburgh

  • Carl Housbey

  • Keith Andrews

At a Chapitre held on 25th August at the Oriental Club, Chevalier Andrew Gosling was made an Officer of the Order of the Golden Sabre and invested as Officier of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

July 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Kate Walsh

  • Richard Walsh

  • Zeynep Köroğlu

On 1st July at a Chapitre held at the Grim's Dyke Hotel, the following members were promoted to the following ranks of the Order of the Golden Sabre:

Chevalier:

  • Kavita Puri ( and also became Maître-Sabreur of the Caveau)

Officer:

  • Jason Cash

 

Commanders:

  • Christine Morris

  • Rob Nugent

  • Peter Scrafton

 

All of the above were also invested in the appropriate ranks of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

At a specially convened Promotion Board on 29th July at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, two American members:

  • Robert and Margaret Lloyd

...were able to sabrage Jeroboams and be duly invested as Commanders of The Order of the Golden Sabre. They were also intronised as Commandeurs de la Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

June 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Craig Penfold

  • Zoe Balkwell

  • Zac Aghion

  • Benn Baker-Pollard

On 10th June at a Chapitre held at Deputy Grand Maître, Philippe Brugnon's winery in Rilly-la-Montagne, France, the following Members were made Officers of the Order of The Golden Sabre:

  • Terri Cash

  • Rosemary Herbage

  • Rachel Weldon-Gamble

Also at that Chapitre, promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the Golden Sabre was:

  • Helen Amand

... and promoted to Knight Commander of the Order of The Golden Sabre was:

  • David Herbert

All of the above were also invested in the appropriate ranks of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

  • Also at the Chapitre in Rilly, Nancy Merida (a visiting Member from the USA Chapter) Sabraged and was Intronised as a Chevalier of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

On 30th June at a Chapitre held at 116 Pall Mall,  three of Searcys' establishments were appointed Caveaux de Sabrage and the following  members were made Chevaliers of the Order of The Golden Sabre and appointed Maître-Sabreurs:

  • Martin Dibben

  • Allan Heard

  • Paul Jackson

At that Chapitre, the following were also made Chevaliers of the Order:

  • Martins Dacis

  • Ana Mendes

  • Bruno Pelletier

All of the above were also invested in the appropriate ranks of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

May 2022

At a mini Chapitre at Northcote on 11th May the following Officers were made Commanders of the Order of the Golden Sabre and invested as Commandeurs of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or:

  • Philip Evins

  • Philip Douglas

April 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Rich Reynolds

  • Zoe Enever

  • Jan Coskun

  • Tomas Vrabel

On 22nd April the Spring Gala Dinner and 41e Grand Chapitre Britannique, was held at The Royal Over-Seas League, London. During the Chapitre, the following Members were made Chevaliers of the Order of The Golden Sabre:

  • Steve Allen

  • Francesca Askew

  • Rachael Davies

  • Sean Leahy

  • Kerri Mansfield

  • Christopher Noon

  • Áine Robinson

  • Gary Smith

  • Roger Smith

  • Kathy Wrennall

  • Dawn Wright

Also at that Chapitre, the following were promoted to Officers of the Order of The Golden Sabre:

  • Paul Dennis

  • Martin Donnelly

  • Suzanne Donnelly

  • Mary Galer

  • CarolHughes

  • Nicholas Hughes

  • Ian Tough

.....promoted to Commanders of the Order of The Golden Sabre were:

  • Peter Askew

  • Rophena Askew

  • William Parker Dean

  • Isabelle Denniée

  • Patricia Hobday

  • Julie Fox

  • Mark Fox

.....and promoted to Knight Commander of the Order of The Golden Sabre was:

  • Frank Moxon

All of the above were also invested in the appropriate ranks of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

On 19th April at a mini-Chapitre held at the Oriental Cub in London, Caveau Maître Matthew Rivett was made Officer of the Order of The Golden Sabre and was also invested in the rank of Officier de la Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

On 2nd April at a Chapitre held at The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne, the following were made Commanders of the Order of The Golden Sabre:

  • Nikki Curran

  • Jonathan Curran


Also at that Chapitre, Ivor Spencer was promoted to Officer of the Order of The Golden Sabre.
 

The above were also invested in the appropriate ranks de la Confrérie du Sabre d'Or.

March 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Stefan Fafinski

  • Christopher Noon

  • Pamela Taylor

February 2022

  • Robert Lyall is appointed a Maître-Sabreur for the Rubens at The Palace Caveau de Sabrage with effect from 3rd February 2022.

  • Grand Commandeur Nathan Evans retires as an Echevin of the UK Chapitre with effect from 9th February and is appointed Special British Envoy to the Sabre d'Or Chapter of the United States of America.

 

  • Chevalier Vincent Lasseaux was promoted to the rank of Officier de la Confrérie du Sabre d'Or and an Officer of the Order of the Golden Sabre, at a Chapitre held at The Phoenix Palace on 8th February 2022.

  • Robert Weldon-Gamble is appointed an Echevin and Maître-Sabreur Plenipotentiary for the UK Chapitre, with effect from 9th February 2022.

  • The following are appointed Maître-Sabreurs for Smith & Wollensky Caveau de Sabrage with immediate effect:

    • Falko Molitor

    • Richard Beck

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Dawn Wright

January 2022

We welcome the following new Members:

  • Sean Leahy

  • Steve Allen

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