See­ing stars

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IN the ar­ti­cle ‘By or­der of the King’ (March 29), I was sad to note that the Bri­tish Red Cross wasn’t men­tioned in the his­tory of Royal Star & Garter Home on Rich­mond Hill. The Star & Garter ho­tel was given to Queen Mary by the Auc­tion­eers & Es­tate Agents In­sti­tute in 1915 and she charged the Bri­tish Red Cross with es­tab­lish­ing a ‘per­ma­nent haven’ there for the dis­abled and paral­ysed young men who were ca­su­al­ties of the First World War.

The Star & Garter char­ity be­came in­de­pen­dent of the Bri­tish Red Cross in 1922, but a Bri­tish Red Cross ap­pointee to the Board of Gover­nors has main­tained the con­nec­tion be­tween the two char­i­ties since that time—a sit­u­a­tion that per­tains to­day. Eve­lyn Pe­g­ley, Ap­pointee of the Bri­tish Red Cross to the Board of Gover­nors, Royal Star & Garter Homes char­ity, 2006–2013

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