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White Ensign Lodge No 9169

posted on 05 June 2017


Welcomes another Royal Marine to join the ships Detachment

Welcomes another Royal Marine to join the ships Detachment

On Friday 26th May 2017 some 40 Brethren assembled for May Meeting where we Initiated Bro. Shaun Paul Keeling, a former Royal Marine who carried out his Training at the same time as Bro. Arthur Williams, our Channel 4 TV Star.

The Ships Company were placed under the command of W. Bro. Sgt (S) Ian M Fothergill, PPrSGW, LGR who took the helm due to the WM being on Holiday in Ireland.

The supporting Officers consisted of W. Bro. Len Venables, PPrJGW (Staffs), Senior Warden, W. Bro. RO1 Mike Harbon PPrJGD (Warks), JW, Bro’s John Pace and Ian Moore as Senior & Junior Deacons, W. Bro. LWM (R) Martin Green, PPrADGC, Director of Ceremonies and Bro. CPO (MEM) Garry Carter as Inner Guard.

With the use of ritual, which was not necessarily in full accordance with Worcestershire Workings, the Candidate was the subject of an excellent ceremony, with particular reference to the Working Tools presented by Bro. John Pace and the superb Charge delivered by Martin Green.

On completion the assembled Ships Company retired to the Mess Deck for their Tots and an excellent Festive Board. The WM in the Chair breathed a huge sigh of relief when he realised the Master at Arms was involved in other duties and was therefore unable to conduct his usual Defaulters Session.

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