Roger Banfill RYELAND

Roger Ryeland

Merchant Navy Cadet, travelled with Buries Markes bulk coal and grain vessels. He served his national service as 1st lieutenant and was 4th officer with Buries Markes.  In 1954 joined the family business George Hammond Shipping.

1957 he became an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
1973 a Fellow of the Institute of Freight Forwarders
Representative of Lloyd's (Lloyd's agents for Kent)
Involved with the Shipwrecked Fishermen's and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society, The Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society
Trustee of the British Sailors Society Prince of Wales Sea Training School.
Governor of Dover College
Governor and Director of Tormore School and Tormore Charitable Trust.
Governor of St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Dover.
Member of the Royal St George's Golf Club and The Band of Brothers.


Vice Consul of Denmark 1961, The Netherlands 1969, Finland and Sweden 1970
Consul for Sweden in 1981
Finnish Order of the Lion, Knight 1st Class
The Order of the Dannebrod Knight 1st Class
The Order of the Orange Nassau 5th Class
Swedish Order of Polar Star Officer 1st Class
Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights