The Duke of Gloucester is the Trust’s new Patron

The Duke of Gloucester is the Trust’s new Patron

We are pleased to announce that His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester has agreed to be the Patron of the BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust.  Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.  He succeeded to the dukedom of Gloucester, as the second Duke, upon his father’s death in 1974 and is currently 24th in line to the British throne.

DUKE_edit-1It is a great honour that our trust now has a patron with such a high standing and we see this as further endorsement of the Trust’s growing credibility and reputation.

The picture shows HRH in the cab of the Duke some 30 years ago.

March 2016

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