Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTH)
The Moth was founded on the 7th May 1927 by Charles Evenden, later to be known as MOTH 0.
The idea of the Order, then and now is to help fellow comrades in need, either financially or physically and to remember all servicemen who have answered the Sunset Call, both in war and peace time.
The Moth consists of the following:
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The three MOTH ideals
True Comradeship, Mutual Help, Sound Memory
T.C. (True Comradeship) by practising front line friendship in civilian life;
M.H. (Mutual Help) by acknowledging the personal and collective obligation to help each other as in front line service;
S.M. (Sound Memory) by remembering the fallen as a living companionship and to serve their memory in practical actions
which rise above divisions of social status, race, or politics.
The centre of the emblem of our Order is the Tin Hat, hallowed by the Light of Service. Our complete emblem includes the
crossed rifles of sacrifice, surrounded by 12 stars that signify Mutual Help, the whole within an unending circle, expressing
life and harmony without end.
No little child will ever starve or suffer needless pain,
The aged will live their twilight years in sunshine, not in rain,
The crippled we will help to walk, the blind we’ll help to see,
The wonders of God’s handiwork in all its majesty.
To feed, to clothe, to build again, where hopes should shattered be,
This is the crowning MOTH ideal, to help humanity.
When you go home – tell them of us, and say
“For your tomorrow, we gave our today”.
Their gift was great, but you must give
A greater to complete the plan,
They died, now you must nobly live,
To make man brother unto man.
The White Knight
I shall pass through this world but once,
Any good thing that I can do
Or kindness I can show any human being,
Let me do it now and not defer it,
For I shall not pass this way again.