Presentation to Past Master Rae

Company News

The Court has recognised the exceptional service of Past Master John Rae.

Citation to John William Rae, MA (Oxon):

“The Master, Wardens and Court of Assistants, meeting at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall on 10th day of April, 2019, resolved to place on record their thanks for your 45 years of service to our Court and 59 years as a Liveryman.

Joining by patrimony in 1960, you followed in the footsteps of your father, Lieutenant Colonel William Rae DSO MA BL, who twice served as Master of our Company in 1945 and 1952.  You were appointed a Steward in 1973 and invited to join the Court in the following year.  You were installed as Master in 1982 at the exceptionally young age of 43.  You served with distinction implementing important governance reforms and ushered in a new Clerk, Secretary and office accommodation.  You crowned your year by presenting the plaque on the façade of Cannon Street station which serves as a permanent and public reminder of the historic site of Plumbers’ Hall.  For nearly four decades you have served our Court and Company as Past Master with unfailing dedication, exemplifying the tradition of good fellowship which we seek at all times to uphold.

Given under the seal of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers this 10th day of April 2019.”