Our Patron is HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO KStJ
Prince Michael of Kent GCVO KStJ is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, being a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. Prince Michael occasionally carries out royal duties representing the Queen at some functions outside the United Kingdom.
In 1994, Prince Michael was made Honorary Commodore (later Honorary Rear Admiral) of the Royal Naval Reserve, and in 2002 he was made Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Benson (promoted to Honorary Air Marshal in 2012). From 2009 to 2012 he was Regimental Colonel of the Honourable Artillery Company and has been, since 31 January 2012, Royal Honorary Colonel of that regiment. He is also Colonel-in-Chief of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment in Canada.
His Patronages and Presidencies number over 100 and include, the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships for which he is the Honorary Admiral and the Royal Life Saving Society as well as the Maritime Volunteer Service.