Supreme Grand Priory: Investing the oldest member of the Order (May 2011)
The Malta investiture of May 2011 also saw the Grand Officers of the United Grand Priories, led by H.E. Richard Comyns of Ludston GCLJ GCMLJ, the Supreme Grand Prior, Chev. Massimo J. Ellul GCLJ GCMLJ, the Grand Chancellor and Chev. Robin Slack KLJ KMLJ, the Grand Secretary, bestow the coveted Order of Merit with the rank of Officer of Merit of the Companionate of Merit of the Order to the oldest living member of the Order. Major Carmel D’Anastasi is a 92 year old war veteran hailing from Malta, who is also the proud recipient of the MBE.
He was duly invested in the May investiture and received a standing ovation from the hundreds of Confreres and Consoeurs gathered for the event, after cheekily sporting all his war and state medals on his prim uniform. We wish Major D’Anastasi all the best and many years of love with his caring family, all of whom are active members of the Order of Saint Lazarus.