Excellent Companion Derry John Clements PGStB
Derry and Alice have been married since 1985. They have two sons and three grandchildren. The older son is a tree surgeon and the younger works in the North Sea oilfields.
Derry is a keen football fan; a Manchester United supporter. In his youth he played for Crystal Palace and Edgware Town. He successfully completed an Outward Bound course under the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at Ullswater in the Lake District, being attached to the mountain rescue team.
Derry left school at fifteen and joined the stockbrokers Walter Walker and Co of the London Stock Exchange. Two years later he joined the London Evening News in Fleet Street. At the age of twenty one he signed on with the Metropolitan Police Public Carriage Office and successfully completed the Knowledge of London course. He has been a licensed London black taxi driver since 1969; Alice says that he should write a book on the famous people he has met and talked to!
One day, when time permits, Derry would like to play more golf and take up the game of chess.
Maeides Stana Lodge No.7868.
Initiated in January 1983; Master in 1994. Almoner since 1997.
Millenium Lodge of Charity No.9703.
Provincial Honours: PPrJGD and PPrDGSwdB.
Holy Royal Arch
Agricola Chapter No.4501
Exalted in October 1985; First Principal in 1998; formerly Almoner and ADC, DC since 2009.
Maeides Stana Chapter No. 7868
Commemoration Chapter of East Kent Principals No.5329
East Kent Provincial Grand Stewards Chapter No.5866
Almoner since 2007
Provincial Honours: PrGStwd. PrGSoj. Appointed PrGChStwd, 2010
Grand Honours: PGStB, 2012
Member of the Order of Knights Templar and of the Red Cross of Constantine.