An article produced by the St John’s Priory in the USA offers us a glimpse in to the family history of Antony Fairbanks Weston, the Honorary Colonel for Suffolk Army Cadet Force.
Anthony’s son, Benjie Fairbanks Weston, carried the flag at the 2019 Service of Investiture and Re-dedication weekend in Charleston South Carolina. The article explains the impact Anthony’s grand-father, renowned Hollywood actor of the silent screen Douglas Fairbanks Jr., had on expanding the Order of St John to the USA and introduces Anthony’s son Benji, who is joining the Army Reserves.
An excerpt from the expose reads: “I have always been immensely conscious of his many achievements and of carrying on the Fairbanks name, yet I have always striven to be my own man. This was also important to my grandfather as the son of Douglas Fairbanks Sr., himself an illustrious film star, co-founder of United Artists and, really, the founder of Hollywood as we know it. Both had noble and inspirational values and these have shaped my own life and career:’