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Divisional Sepulchre Guard

The principal duties of the Dorset and Wiltshire Divisional Sepulchre Guard include that of escorting the R.Ill.Int-Gen, and his other senior officers, when making Official visits to Conclaves of the Division throughout the year, as well as the ceremonies of conferring the Appendant Orders. Equally, the Divisional Sepulchre Guard act as escorts and providing a guard of honour at the annual meeting of the Division.


A full complement of the DSG consists of up to 12 knights who are under the direction of a Captain of the Guard

and his Deputy. Members of the DSG wear the insignia of the Dorset and Wiltshire Division Sepulchre Guard

suspended from a purple collarette. It is to be worn at all Dorset and Wiltshire Division Red Cross meetings, whether

on official duty or not, and particularly at the festive board.


When on official duty, a sword is worn. It is preferable for a Guard to possess his own sword, but one can be loaned

on each occasion, as required. Sword drill will be provided by way of Drill Rehearsal meetings scheduled quarterly

throughout the year.


Membership of the Divisional Sepulchre Guard demonstrates commitment to the Order, the Division, and Conclave

and  is to be considered an honour, not available to everyone. Members will be invited to join the DSG based upon on

their merit and commitment to the Order in general.

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