Greenwich Hospital, Patron

Greenwich Hospital was established in 1694 for the relief and support of seamen who could no longer serve in the Royal Navy, and their dependent families. It does so today through the provision of charitable funds to support ex service personnel on a wider basis, assists with education (including the Royal Hospital School), and provides three sheltered housing schemes.

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RAF Golfing Society, Patron

The RAF Golfing Society, formed in 1921, enables serving and retired members of the Royal Air Force to participate in competitive golfing events against each other and against prestigious golf clubs throughout UK.

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RUSI International, Member of Advisory Board

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI embodies nearly two centuries of forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on defence and security matters.

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The Duke of York, Royal Colonel, presents medals to the 2 Scots

On 17th January 2019, The Duke of York, Royal Colonel, presented 90 Operational Medals to The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland at their base at Glencorse Barracks.

His Royal Highness has been Royal Colonel of the Battalion, who are known as the 2 Scots, since it was amalgamated into The Royal Regiment of Scotland (The Scots) in 2006. The Queen is Colonel-in-Chief of The Scots, which consists of four regular and two reserve Battalions.

Prior to 2006, The Duke was Royal Colonel of The Royal Highland Fusiliers – a role which he succeeded from Princess Margaret, who was Royal Colonel 1959-2002.

At the medals Parade, His Royal Highness presented Op Shader medals to Officers and Soldiers who had recently returned from operational deployment. The Duke also inspected the Battalion, which included Regimental Mascot, Shetland Pony Corporal Cruachan IV and the Pipes and Drums of the 2nd Battalion.

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The Royal Hospital School, Visitor

The Royal Hospital School was founded in 1712 to educate the sons of seafarers. Today it is an independent boarding and day School for nearly 700 pupils. Of the pupils, 220 are the children or grandchildren of seafarers, of which 149 receive bursaries from School’s parent charity, Greenwich Hospital.

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