SGC Appointments & Promotions – Investiture of Warwickshire Companions in 2023

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Following the recent announcement from the Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, Philip L Hall of the Warwickshire Companions who had received either 1st Appointments, or Promotions in Grand Rank, he was delighted to be present at the Annual General Meeting of the SGC held at Freemasons Hall on the 27th of April when the following Companions were Invested with their jewels of office by the Most Excellent Pro First Grand Principal, Jonathan Spence.

1st Appointments

E Comp Roderick Albert Hinton, to the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer

E Comp Michael Dennis Hogarth, to the rank of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies


E Comp David John Shakeshaft, to the rank of Assistant Grand Sojourner

E Comp David Ronald Graham, to the rank of Past Grand Sword Bearer

Here is a photograph taken shortly after the Investiture Ceremonies had closed of those Companions who received Past Grand Ranks wearing their new regalia and badges of office, with of course smiles of delight on their faces.


From left to right:  E Comps Rod Hinton, David R Graham and Mike Hogarth

E Companion David Shakeshaft having received promotion to an Acting Grand Rank, he was clothed in the regalia of his office provided by the SGC making it difficult to obtain a photograph of him resplendent with his new, badge of high office. But not to miss out, here is a photograph of him retrieved from the Provincial archive when he was the Prov Grand Director of Ceremonies, a post which he held for many years with distinction, and which this promotion celebrates.