Like many Livery Company we have formed links with a number of military units covering all three Services.
Our Naval affiliation is with the Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent, one of the newest of her type launched in 1998. We have enjoyed a number of visits to the ship, and representatives from HMS Kent are invited to Glaziers’ events. We have established an an annual award which goes to the member of the ship’s company chosen as Sailor of the Year.
Our adopted unit is from the Army Cadet Force, and reflects the fact that our hall is in the South-East London postal district. The South East London ACF is based in Blackheath. Visits to their HQ and annual camp have been a regular feature, and we have long-established annual awards for both cadets and adult instructors.
Royal Air Force
Our most recent affiliation is with 611 Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force based at RAF Woodvale, Merseyside.