Listed below is a roll of the Knights of the Royal Oak. Each Knight’s entry includes the area they live in, their hobbies/interests and their Inspirational Statement. We have intentionally not included Knight’s occupations as being a Knight is about the person, they are not the job they undertake. You may also notice that many of the Knights are titled. They are all approachable, so please get to know them and we are sure you will find the friendship both enjoyable and rewarding.
Membership is restricted to 687 Knights. When the roll is full, we will create a waiting list on a, first come, first served basis. The “Inspirational Statement” of each Knight and their hobbies/interests are attached to their listing. Knights may use this to build friendships with other Knights from across the world.
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Lord of East Bray
I recently won the Spirit of the Met award. This is awarded to the outstanding staff member at our college out of 1400 staff.
Mental health, Charity work, Music, Theatre
Lord of Kings Hatherden
Great Clacton, Essex
I try my hardest to make my home, business and family as environmentally friendly and conscious as possible. I aim to minimize energy consumption and produce as much green energy as possible to make my home as self-sufficient as it can be.
Travel, Photography, Motor sport, The Environment, Wildlife
Lord of Evington
Work hard, play hard. Your achievements are at least half luck, but the rest is down to you. If you set your sights on the higher goal you might just get there, if you set your sights on a lower goal, you won't. I'm proud of becoming a professional and, I think, respected railway engineer and being lead engineer on major infrastructure projects.
Formula 1, Moto GP, International Rugby, My son, Historic Cars
Lord of Dunton
I believe that you should measure your personal success by how much you can improve other people’s lives. I consider myself very fortunate to have the lifestyle and opportunities I have, and I always seek to help others. An achievement that I am particularly proud of is being part of a fishing charity that supports disadvantaged and terminally ill children.
Classic Cars, Country Pursuits
James "David" Juliano
Lord of Burton Lazars
I am inspired by this quote from John Wesley, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."
History, chivalric organizations, heraldry
Lord of Hougun Manor
Bishop Auckland, County Durham
I am from a family who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. We have a strong connection with the armed services and the NHS. My grandfather was wounded at the Somme while serving as a sniper in the Canadian army. My father served as a surveyor in the Royal Artillery. I served in the army for twenty years and am a veteran of Northern Ireland conflict and the first Gulf War (desert storm). I have also worked in the voluntary sector and in health services. I earn my living with prostate cancer and support cancer charities. I also support charities for homeless people. I work as a mental health professional in private practice but also help people with mental health issues on a pro bono basis. My grandfather and grandmother were my main inspirations for helping people.
Dog walking, cycling, reading, travel, history
Lord of Backstone
My wife and I started a charity Organisation in Botswana Southern Africa titled 'Orphans and Vulnerable Children' (OVC) that helps fund and supports children who are orphaned due to AIDS. Botswana is particularly badly affected because besides their own AIDS population, they get thousands of migrants from Zimbabwe. We visit as regularly as we can and the warmth we get from seeing the children eating their one staple meal per week gives us a warm feeling which lasts for weeks. I tend to feel selfish as it gives me more in return than they get from us and our sponsor friends.
I am a British Citizen who has lived in many countries and spent the majority of my life in South Africa and the one man who has inspired me is Nelson Mandela and I would like to end by using a quote from him which inspires me daily:
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination".
Spending time with family; world travel; entrepreneurship; golf; historical heritage (traced my ancestors back to Stephen, King of the Gypsies; paying forward my blessings.
6th Baron of Cainhoe
Birmingham, West Midlands
Discipline, commitment and passion form the foundation to any success.
With these I have managed to pursue a lifetime of sporting success. There has been no substitute for hardwork, with which I have achieved a British record and a World record in weight-lifting.
One of my proudest moments was holding the Union Jack after having my British Record confirmed.
But success has not dullened my ambitions but in fact stoked the embers! I am currently training with at least two more records in mind.
Regardless of whether or not I succeed, it is always the journey of self-betterment that counts most.
I have also trained multiple individuals over the years to achieve their own potential. Building an individual's confidence is its own reward.
Chess, Powerlifting, Nature, Botony and Gardening
I generally work across the UK as well as internationally having delivered consultancy projects, research papers and project delivery/management in places such as Spain, Poland, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Jordan, Turkey amongst other international locations. I have worked on a variety of projects working with governmental departments, NGO’s, businesses and private companies. I currently have business interests in consultancy, the third sector and real estate.
I have also been involved in the youth and community voluntary sector for over 20 years. I regularly work on community development projects focussing on issues around youth, poverty, wellbeing, UN Sustainable Development Goals etc.
I am proud of my achievements in the community sector. During the covid pandemic I worked on a number of projects such as wellbeing walking groups and tackled food poverty by providing food parcels to those in need as well as supporting local food banks.
I have a passion for travel, ancient history and reading. If I could provide one piece of advice to someone it would be ‘the world is yours’ inspiring people to be all that they can be.
British heritage and history, ancient history, community development, business, entrepreneurship, travel, reading, charity work
16th Lord of Whithalgh
Fear has two meanings; ‘face everything and run’ or ‘Face everything and rise’
Rising isn’t always an easy route, overcoming adversary and dealing with an issue is, more often than not’ not the easier path.
I was in the police for 12 years, I’d just started to get back into fitness, completing obstacle courses and enjoying becoming more fit. When an old injury needed surgery, sometime after this I left the Police and started to become more and more unwell, eventually being diagnosed with M.E. The fatigue was debilitating, and most days still is, my easier way of dealing with this was to accept the hand I had been dealt and stop working. With the help of my dog (most amazing assistant I’ve ever had, better than any physio) I got myself moving a little more each week and back to a stage where I can still work. The issues are still there but my life is richer now I have rose up and have purpose again. My quality of life is now of a high standard and I’m improving on it step by step. Sometimes I take a few steps back but soon get back to where I was.
I’m now hoping to get more involved with charities and hopeful for more involved roles in the future.
I always try to rise up above an adversary, whatever form that may take. Although your future might change and not be as planned, it doesn’t mean it can be any less worthwhile.
Walking, animals, charity endeavours, the sea, ancient sites and history of monarchy.
Alexander Linden George
Lord of Ughall and Whelmstone Baron de Nagygyorgy
Ormond Beach, Florida, USA
I've always been one to say that life is a bit of an obstacle course. We are presented with challenges that we must overcome. Our performance dictates whether we fail or succeed. We're given plenty of opportunities to thrive, or to fail. At the end of the day, life is a testament to our achievements. The Good Lord gave us the ability and fortitude to solve problems. I humbly believe that he likes problem solvers.
Some challenges may be difficult and arduous. The ones that really test us are the truly monumental endeavours. These do indeed define our character. Whatever our walk of life, we must always fight to overcome negativity. Anything can be overcome with a positive mindset, dignity, and strong values. Pain is a necessary evil. Sadly, no one is spared.
Having lost my parents at an early age, I humbly feel that I am a "survivor". I grew up with every advantage in life. Due to unfortunate circumstances, these were taken away before I became a young man. Nevertheless, I did what had to be done. None of it was simple. Life gives one a lot of tests, and I was no exception...
I put myself though college by working three jobs. I had no student aid (my grades weren't good enough), or perks of family wealth. My academic achievements might be defined as "mediocre". So be it! I obtained a business degree and tackled life!
I'm proud to have served in various roles in throughout my career. Most of the opportunities were earned with sweat and tears. Some came via a rare blessing of luck. I've served in the private and public sectors. I'm proud of my diplomatic service, my participation in politics, my degrees, and success in the business world. These pale in comparison to the cause that is closest to my heart!
I am most proud of my participation in helping fund the advancement of cancer research. There are many great organizations that raise money for this tremendous cause. My contributions are small compared to those made by wealthy individuals. Nevertheless, I hope I've made a difference as a fundraiser and volunteer. Having lost my mother and two uncles to cancer, I feel that I must help. I must do everything I can to kill this horrible disease.
Each of us have a cause. Each of us, deep down, want to help people who are ill or otherwise unfortunate. Believe me, it doesn't take much! Speak with your Vicar, speak with charity groups, or speak with community leaders. There is so much we can do to help our neighbours and friends. This comes from the heart of one who considers himself "conservative". I mean what I say! Anyone can make a truly positive difference in the world.
History, Aviation, Swimming, Reading, and Wine.
Skipton, North Yorkshire
At the age of 8 did a sponsor walk of 25 miles for charity,
Im proud to of kept the family going, being the sole provider for 2 years at the age of 16.
I'm an honest and trustworthy person.
I'm willing to try out different things, and help people,
Love history of 'my' town and that of UK
As my grandson was born prematurely, and because of this ,
He has Hydrocephalus. (fluid on the brain.)
And the charity that supports this, is called Shine.
I'm an NHS volunteer
Enjoy art, sports, (boxing, snooker athletes.)
Sport, arts, walking, UK history, countryside.
Allan Le Roux
Prince of Bellaprima, Baron of Renda and 7th Baron of Aldington
We can only understand and plan our future and the purpose of our future if we understand our history and the influences that have placed us where we are today.
We are ancient spiritual beings on earth having a temporary human experience and if we believe in the Most-High as the creator of all things, each human being has a purpose of creation. Decisions, influences and actions made by our parents and forefathers can and will alter our destiny, and it is therefore of the utmost importance to understand our history before embracing our purpose of creation and plan our future. Planning our future is an understanding of our history and purpose, knowing the one will always influence the other.
We recognize that our decisions and choices of today, affect our future tomorrow and we will face the decisions we make today and the consequences of those decisions being good or bad, sometime in the future.
Our activities and influences extend far beyond the boundaries of our own environment and so does our responsibility to one another. Considering the needs and interests of those affected by our choices, activities and influences.
Having the understanding that the world was created for a specific purpose and operates under the mandate of those who were given the authority to make those decisions and how these decisions will affect our future. Having a culture that generates trust and honesty that values the inputs of all those that contributed, ultimately will create security.
Knowing the economies of the world are connected, so are the people and their decisions, consequences which could make us all defenceless. We can only prepare ourselves for the known and pray we survive the unknown. World economies and communities rely on each other for survival and future stability, but each decision starts with each household. The stability in each household brings stability in communities, provinces, countries and ultimately, the world.
Recognizing the responsibility to preserve the environment for our future generations, we address both environmental and social issues when taking steps to improve the environmental footprint throughout the world.
Assuming this broad spectrum of responsibility in society and the understanding of the needs and principles, we engage all interested parties, governments, non-governmental organizations, regulators and executive bodies in joining us in these challenges humanity is currently facing.
The future sustainability of the Human race,
17th Lord of Southavon
Armidale, New South Wales
I am originally from England, London born & Hampshire bred. Moved to Australia in 2000.
I'm proud to say that I have served my Countries & Communities, in both paid & voluntary capacities such as, the army, law enforcement, firefighter & nurse.
Motorcycle riding & flying.
Lady of Tingrith and Moorhouse
I am from a long line of family in service to others; mostly medical or military, of which I am happy to have continued in both areas of service. I am a U.S. Army, Gulf War Era Veteran and a Registered Nurse specializing in the Operating Room as a Circulator/Scrub/First Assistant in surgery.
I have had my share of difficult years and strive to set an example for others not to let their trials and tribulations in life define them, yet use the experiences to overcome, inspire, and become who you truly are. Experiences shape us, but do not define us. I believe in the quote by Benjamin Frankin, "What I am to be, I am now becoming." Always strive for learning, growth, and develop personally and professionally into something and someone beautiful...and remember to pay it forward!
Reading, Heritage, Nursing
Russell Anthony Eckert
Lord of Grenehall, Freeman of the City of London, Worship Liveryman, County Councillor
Being democratically elected to represent as a Councillor the residents, business, workers and visitors of North Kesteven District Council
Achieving the Honour of becoming a Freeman of the City of London.
Being recognised as a Liveryman for the Guild which has now become the 97th Worshipful London Livery
A member of The Royal Society of St George.
MBICSc Member of of the Institute of Cleaning Science
Politics, History, Aviation, the Union of the United Kingdom.
Janice (Jan) Shively
Baroness of Wallingford and Lady of Lyndhurst
I nominated Lady Jan (Janice Marie Eby Shively) for membership in the Order of the Royal Oak because of her lifelong dedication and self-sacrifice for the benefit of others.
I first met Jan one Sunday morning. A friend of mine, Chuck, and his girlfriend, Karen, felt sorry for me because I did not have a girlfriend and they tried to include me in everything they did. As we walked into church, I told them to “Go ahead, I am right behind you.” I did not lie because I was right behind them, I just did not tell them for how long. And so, as soon as they started walking down the aisle, I started looking for a seat. When I saw several empty seats in the middle of a row, I darted in and watched them look all around for me; however, as the service was just beginning, they had to take a couple of available seats.
Ah, victory. I had been able to ditch them. And, as I relaxed from my sly and somewhat devious enterprise, I suddenly realized, three or four seats away, sat a very attractive young lady. As the first hymn was announced, she noticed I did not have a hymnal near me, and she slid over so she could share hers. Immediately I thought “When we finish singing, if she does not move away, I certainly see no reason why I should.” Well, she didn’t and neither did I. After the service I introduced myself and after some small talk, I asked her to spend the afternoon with me and the two friends I had ditched; after all, I was sure they would forgive me once they met this very attractive and thoughtful young Lady, with whom I had managed to acquire a date.
Well, we continued to date, and I learned she had been working 30 hours or more per week while attending high school (milking and feeding 50 cows and 150 hogs, as well as plowing, planting, and harvesting), in order to help her parents, save her grandparent’s farm after Jan’s grandfather developed senility. In addition, because of all the stress, Jan’s mother had developed grand mall seizures which severely limited what she could do to help prevent the loss of the farm.
When I met Jan, she had started college and was driving two and a half hours to and from Ball State University each weekend so she could try to continue helping her parents as she had in High School. I took the opportunity to drive down to Ball State University each Friday evening and take her home to help her parents over the weekend. I would also try to help over the weekend, which I am afraid was probably mostly so I could spend time with her. Then each Sunday evening, I drove her back to Ball State University. This lasted for one semester, by which time she concluded she was unable to effectively perform either responsibility and so she chose to forgo her dream to become a veterinarian, and instead, dropped out of college so she could help her parents full time.
Eventually we married, in 1971, and while I saw her constant kindness directed toward others each and every day, it was not until I suffered a severe stroke that I personally experienced the fullness of her faithfulness and dedication. For several years I was bed ridden and completely disabled. Jan worked fulltime while caring for me and raising our three teenage sons. As I began to recover from the stroke, Jan spent her evenings reading my lessons and typing my papers so I could complete the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
Sometime after my recovery from the stroke, my mother’s spine gave out leaving her disabled, and then, once again Jan provided the needed care for several years, until my mother’s passing, after which Jan’s mother became disabled due to aging and Jan provided the needed care until her mother’s passing several years later.
Jan has truly demonstrated our LORD’s teaching in Matthew 22: 36-40: 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" 37 And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."
Jan loves spending time with family, nature, bird watching, Holland America cruises (particularly to Alaska)
Lord of Aylescott, Brimblecombe and Culverton
I started a small dot com in 1995 and my company now has a GSA Federal Contract selling Photo digital technologies to the US Military, DOD, Pentagon, and the US Secret Service as well as US Treasury Dept., IRS, BOP, USDA, NOAA, USGS, US Army Corp of Engineers, NASA, JPL, NIH and CDC.
I have six art commissions and also have created about 100 sunflower oil paintings and I am selling them individually.
I just purchased my family farmhouse with 8 acres and I am working on renovations there and also mowing and cleaning up the property.
Fine Art, Painting, Reading.
I am an active duty, Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army. I generously donate to organizations that help my fellow brothers and sisters in arms.
Family is everything to me. Success and prosperity should be bestowed upon the next generation as tools to better the world as they see fit.
Family Motto: Immortality through Magnanimity
Cycling, finance, skiing, family progression
Lord of Whitwell-on-the-Hill
Ripples in time.
When I was a young teenager, I had the occasion to rescue a younger lad from an incoming sea tide. At Cleethorpes I think it was, I've often wondered
what became of him, what family he went on to have, what job etc.
When I was a young man, say around 25yrs old, I came across two young ladies in distress and stranded on the roadside with a broken down car.
It was on the busy "Heads of the Valleys" road in South Wales and all other cars and drivers just sailed on past them, seemingly not giving
them a thought. I pulled over to see what the problem was and if I could help. Turns out their fan belt had broken which was a quick and easy
enough fix. In those days, c1980, I carried such as a spare fan belt in my boot which I quickly fixed for them and got them back on their way home
to their parents. I sometimes wonder if my random act of kindness has caused them to 'pay it forward' in their lives at all.
What I want to say is, "We never know... We just never know how we may affect the lives of others, by a kind or encouraging word here, or a
While flying home from abroad and settled into my window seat before take-off a young lady asked me if she could have the window seat. I of course said, "yes" and then took up the aisle seat. As we were thundering down the runway I realised that she was crying, petrified! So I just leaned over and put my hand on hers until we were safely in the air. Not a word passed between us until we came in to land and I kept an eye on her. Again, clearly petrified, so when we landed I simply smiled at here and said, "well done" (not sure she spoke English. This happened on a flight in the Ukraine).
Simple acts of everyday kindness, which, if each of us did at least one every day, oh, what a different place this world might be.
To paraphrase General Maximus Decimus Meridius of Gladiator fame: "What we do and say now echoes throughout eternity".
Ripples In Time...