Order of Saint John (chartered 1888)

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The Order of St John, formally the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (l'ordre très vénérable de l'Hôpital de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem) and also known as St John International, is a British royal order of chivalry first constituted in 1888 by royal charter from Queen Victoria.wikipedia
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St John Ambulance

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A faction of them emerged in France in the 1820s and moved to Britain in the early 1830s, where, after operating under a succession of grand priors and different names, it became associated with the founding in 1882 of the St John Ophthalmic Hospital near the old city of Jerusalem and the St John Ambulance Brigade in 1887. The Order of St John is perhaps best known for the health organisations it founded and continues to run, including St John Ambulance and St John Eye Hospital Group. In 1877, the order established various St John Ambulance associations in major railway centres and mining districts, so that railway men and colliers could learn how to treat victims of accidents with first aid; in 1882, the Grand Priory founded a hospice and ophthalmic dispensary in Jerusalem (known today as the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group); and, by 1887, had established the St John Ambulance Brigade, which undertook practical and life-saving work.
The associations are overseen by the international Order of St John and its priories (national branches).

Grand Prior's Award

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A faction of them emerged in France in the 1820s and moved to Britain in the early 1830s, where, after operating under a succession of grand priors and different names, it became associated with the founding in 1882 of the St John Ophthalmic Hospital near the old city of Jerusalem and the St John Ambulance Brigade in 1887.
The Grand Prior's Award, also called the Grand Prior Award, named for Grand Prior of the Venerable Order of Saint John, is the highest award that a cadet in the St. John Ambulance Youth Programme can achieve.

Saint John Eye Hospital Group

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The Order of St John is perhaps best known for the health organisations it founded and continues to run, including St John Ambulance and St John Eye Hospital Group. In 1877, the order established various St John Ambulance associations in major railway centres and mining districts, so that railway men and colliers could learn how to treat victims of accidents with first aid; in 1882, the Grand Priory founded a hospice and ophthalmic dispensary in Jerusalem (known today as the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group); and, by 1887, had established the St John Ambulance Brigade, which undertook practical and life-saving work.
It is a wholly owned corporate subsidiary of the Venerable Order of St John.

Robert Peat

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The Reverend Sir Robert Peat, the absentee perpetual curate of St Lawrence, Brentford, in Middlesex, and one of the many former chaplains to Prince George (Prince Regent and later King George IV), had been recruited by the council as a member of the society in 1830.
Sir Robert Peat (c. 1772–20 April 1837) was an Anglican cleric and, according to some sources, the first Grand Prior of the revived English langue of the Order of Saint John.

Service Medal of the Order of St John

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A subset of the Grand Council is the Honours and Awards Committee, which considers all recommendations for appointment or promotion into the grade of Bailiff or Dame Grand Cross, appointment or promotion into any grade of a person not resident within any priory's territory, and advises the Grand Council in respect of the award of its Lifesaving Medal and Service Medal.
The Service Medal of the Order of St John is awarded to recognise both conspicuous and long service with the Order of St John, particularly in the St John Ambulance, both in the United Kingdom and in a number of other Commonwealth countries.

First aid

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In 1877, the order established various St John Ambulance associations in major railway centres and mining districts, so that railway men and colliers could learn how to treat victims of accidents with first aid; in 1882, the Grand Priory founded a hospice and ophthalmic dispensary in Jerusalem (known today as the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group); and, by 1887, had established the St John Ambulance Brigade, which undertook practical and life-saving work.
In 1872, the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem in England changed its focus from hospice care, and set out to start a system of practical medical help, starting with making a grant towards the establishment of the UK's first ambulance service.

Alliance of the Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem

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The Order is a constituent member of the Alliance of the Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem. In 1961, it played a role, together with the Protestant Continental branches of the original Order of Saint John (the "Johanniter Orders" in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and elsewhere), in the establishment of the Alliance of the Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem and thereafter finally received (through an agreement in 1963) collateral recognition by the Order of Malta.
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, based in the United Kingdom.

Order of Saint John (Bailiwick of Brandenburg)

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In 1961, it played a role, together with the Protestant Continental branches of the original Order of Saint John (the "Johanniter Orders" in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and elsewhere), in the establishment of the Alliance of the Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem and thereafter finally received (through an agreement in 1963) collateral recognition by the Order of Malta.
Together with the London-based Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (of which the British monarch is Sovereign Head), the Swedish Johanniterorden i Sverige, and the Dutch Johanniter Orde in Nederland, the Order is a member of the Alliance of the Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Neil Conn

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Neil Conn (2014–2015)
Conn was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as Lord Prior of the Order of Saint John in 2014.

St John's Gate, Clerkenwell

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It was headquartered at what Mortara called the "Auberge of St John", St John's Gate, Clerkenwell.
The Gate was acquired in the 1870s by the revived Order of St John and was gradually converted to serve as headquarters of both the Order and its subsidiary, St John Ambulance.

Anthony Mellows

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Anthony Mellows (2008–2014)
Until June 2014 (having succeeded Colonel Eric Barry, in 2008), he served as Lord Prior of the Order of Saint John, the order's most senior non-royal office.

Order of St John in the United States

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Following constitutional changes made in 1999, the Priory of England and The Islands was established (including the Commandery of Ards in Northern Ireland) alongside the existing Priories of Wales, Scotland, Canada, Australia (including the Commandery of Western Australia), New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States.
The Priory in the United States of America is one of the establishments of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Eric Barry

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Colonel Eric Lawrence Barry CD GCStJ (1927–2015) was a Canadian Army officer, who served as Lord Prior of St John from 2002 until 2008.

Ambulance

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Additionally, an associated national hospitaller organisation was formed with a corps of ambulances.
Ambulance services that have historical origins such as the Order of St John, the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps and Malteser International often use the Maltese cross to identify their ambulances.

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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In June 1826, a second attempt was made to raise money to restore a Mediterranean homeland for the order when Philippe de Castellane, a French Knight of Malta, was appointed by the council to negotiate with supportive persons in Britain.
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta has collaborated with other [[Alliance of the Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem#Mutually-recognised Orders of Saint John|mutually-recognized Orders of Saint John]]; for example, the SMOM is a major donor of the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, which is primarily operated by the Venerable Order of Saint John.

Henry Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford

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The Viscount Knutsford (1910–1914)
Lord Knutsford was a Director of the Ambulance department of the Order of the Hospital of Saint John in England, and Chairman of the St John Ambulance Association.

John Loder, 2nd Baron Wakehurst

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The Lord Wakehurst (1947–1950)
Before he left, Wakehurst was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) and later a Knight of Justice of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (KStJ) in June 1937.

Maltese cross

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Common for all members except Esquires is the badge, consisting of an eight-pointed Maltese Cross (embellished in the four principal angles alternately with two lions passant guardant and two unicorns passant).
The Maltese cross as defined by the constitution of the Order of St. John remains the symbol of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, of the Order of Saint John and its allied orders, of the Venerable Order of Saint John, and of their various service organisations.

Alexander Dundas Young Arbuthnott

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Rear Admiral Sir Alexander Arbuthnott (1860–1861)
Sir Alexander was Grand Prior of the Sovereign and Illustrious Order of St John of Jerusalem, Anglia 1860-61.

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

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Elizabeth II—Head of the Commonwealth since 1952—is at the apex of the Order of Saint John as its Sovereign Head, followed by the Grand Prior—since 1974, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
1975: Grand Prior of the Order of St John (GCStJ)

Samuel Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey

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The Lord Vestey (1991–2001)
He was Chancellor (1988–91) and Lord Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem (1991–2002) having been appointed Bailiff Grand Cross (GCStJ) in 1987.

Edmund Lechmere

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Sir Edmund Lechmere purchased St John's Gate as the order's headquarters two years later; the property was initially leased from Lechmere before the order acquired the freehold in 1887.
Lechmere and his wife were among the founders of Venerable Order of St John.

Knights Hospitaller

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In 1961, it played a role, together with the Protestant Continental branches of the original Order of Saint John (the "Johanniter Orders" in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and elsewhere), in the establishment of the Alliance of the Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem and thereafter finally received (through an agreement in 1963) collateral recognition by the Order of Malta. Additionally, an associated national hospitaller organisation was formed with a corps of ambulances. The Order traces its origins back to the Knights Hospitaller in the Middle Ages, which was later known as the Order of Malta.
This order in time became known as the Most Venerable Order of Saint John, receiving a royal charter from Queen Victoria in 1888, before expanding throughout the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth, and the United States.

Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth

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The Earl of Plymouth (Ivor Windsor-Clive) (1943)
On 14 Jul 1921, he was married to Lady Irene Corona Charteris DStJ (1902–1989), the third daughter of Hugo Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss and Mary Constance Wyndham, herself one of the three famous Wyndham sisters, all daughters of the Hon.