Sunday, 31 August 2008

Robert Gayre of Gayre and Nigg

Lt. Col. Robert Gayre of Gayre and Nigg - Editor-in-Chief o/t Racist Magazine Mankind Quarterly; Cofounder o/t Augustan Society; Founder of the British branch of St Lazarus;

George Robert Gayre of Gayre and Nigg (6 August 1907[1] - February 10, 1996) was a Scottish anthropologist who founded Mankind Quarterly. An expert on heraldry, he also founded The Armorial, and produced many books on this subject.[2]

Education and military service

Born in Cornwall and an Anglican, he earned an MA from University of Edinburgh, then studied at Exeter College, Oxford.

Gayre served with the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1939, as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery[3] afterwards becoming Educational Adviser to the Allied Military Government of Italy, based in Palermo, where he fought for the exclusion of left-wing text-books and communist influence from the Italian education system. He was thereafter Director of Education to the Allied Control Commission for Italy, based in Naples; and Chief of Education and Religious Affairs, German Planning Unit, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force.[4] After the war he spent a considerable amount of time in India where he was instrumental in the establishment of the Italo-Indian Institute.[5]


Both Gayre and Sir Thomas Innes of Learney were authors of books on heraldry. As Chief of Clan Gayre, Gayre appended "of Gayre and Nigg" becoming Grand Almoner, and Hereditary Commander of Lochore, of the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem.[6]

His 1959 book Heraldic Standards and Other Ensigns: Their development and history is considered an important work on the subject, and he contributed on the topic to Encyclopædia Britannica.

Mankind Quarterly and publications on race

Gayre was editor of Mankind Quarterly from 1960 to 1978, and was honorary editor-in-chief thereafter.[7]

In 1968 he testified on behalf of members of the Racial Preservation Society who were charged under the Race Relations Act for publishing racialist material. They prevailed in their defense. In his evidence to the court Gayre described blacks as being "feckless" and he maintained that scientific evidence showed that blacks "prefer their leisure to the dynamism which the white and yellow races show."[8]
International Commission on Orders of Chivalry (1996)
Membership of the International Commission on Orders of Chivalry (Commission Internationale Permanente d'Études des Ordres de Chevalerie) as of January 1996

The list of names (and nothing else) comes from a post to rec.heraldry on May 9, 1996 by David Wooten. The biographical information on the individuals is provided by James Algrant and Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, and taken from Who's Who, Burke's Landed Gentry, etc. The opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily theirs.
Executive Committee
Lt. Col. Gayre of Gayre and Nigg (†)
Lt. Colonel Gayre of Gayre and Nigg
Born 1905 as Robert Gayre, died Feb. 10, 1996. Founder of the British branch of St Lazarus. Secretary-general of the 6th International Congress of Heraldry and Genealogy. Secretary-general of the original ICOC and chairman from 1978. Constable of the Niadh Nask.
Lt. Col. Robert Gayre of Gayre and Nigg
M.A., D.Pol.Sc., D.Phil., D.Sc.
(1905 - 1996)

M.A. 1934, Univ. Edinburgh; D.Pol.Sc. 1943, Palermo Univ.; D.Phil. 1944, Messina Univ.; D.Sc. 1944, Naples Univ.;
Baron of Lochoreshyre; Chief of Clan Gayre; Chamberlain to the Prince of Lippe. Knight of the Sacred Military Order of Constantine St. George of Naples; Knight Commander of the Cross of Merit (Military Division) of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta; Knight Commander of the Order of Lippe; Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem; Knight Grand Officer of the Crown of Italy.
In the July 1978 issue of the racist Mankind Quarterly, the Editor-in-Chief, and Pearson's mentor, Robert Gayre, announced that Pearson would take over publication of the magazine. Robert Gayre had received the Grand Cross of Merit from SMOM in 1963, having already been editor of the Mankind Quarterly for three years. In June 1979 Pearson was listed as a member of the 'Comite de Patronage' (the Advisory Board) of the French neo-Nazi journal Nouvelle Ecole.
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta has a membership that includes wealthy corporate and top government officials of many Western countries linked to neo-Nazi and racist organizations. Over the last sixty years it has been closely tied to such organizations as the World Anti-Communist League, the American Security Council, and the Coalition for Peace Through Strength.

Board members and recipients of awards connect it to an international network of anti-Semitic and racist publications in the U.S., France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Latin America, and to lobbying organizations and semi-secret groups linked to the CIA. The Grand Cross of Merit of the Knights of Malta has gone to Robert Gayre, editor of the racist magazine Mankind Quarterly, and Roger Pearson, president of the World Anti-Communist League and board member of the French neo-Nazi journal Nouvelle Ecole.
Robert Gayre, one of the founders of the Augustan Society was awarded the Grand Cross of Merit of SMOM.
Circumstantial evidence:
Lt. Col. Gayre of Gayre & Nigg, whose sympathies are with the Knights of Malta, includes a chapter on modern Templarism in his The Knightly Twilight-A Glimpse of the Chivalric and Nobiliary Underworld.
Social Network Diagram:

* Bellant,R. Old Nazis. 1989 (44)
* Covert Action Information Bulletin 1986-#25 (31-2)
* Lobster Magazine (Britain) 1987-#13 (15)
* Parapolitics/USA 1981-05-30 (45-52)
* Parapolitics/USA 1982-03-31 (36)
* Village Voice 1985-05-07 (20)

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