50th Moth Nationals

The 50th Moth National Bowls will be held in Pietermaritzburg, starting with the opening and registration on the 28th June 2020 and ending on the the 3rd July 2020.  Hosted by Pietermaritzburg and District. Accommodation has been arranged at Voortrekker High at R100.00 per night. More details to follow early in 2020. Moth Donald Potts  

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WW2 Veteran supported by Moths and friends

  THE MEMORABLE ORDER OF TIN HATS, The MOTH, would like to express their most sincere gratitude towards Turbi Hills Shellhole (Louis Trichardt), Long Tom Shellhole (Tzaneen) and Minefield Shellhole (Phalaborwa),  South African Legion and anonymous donors for their prompt response for a Moth in dire straits. Moth Ron Rose age 92, cared for by his […]

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Long Tom Shellhole opens soon in Tzaneen

An Article published in the Far North Bulletin, confirms a dream of Moth Alan Odendaal “Tzaneen’s military veterans might soon have a new M.O.T.H. Shellhole where they will be able to meet and greet and pay homage to the fallen on a regular basis with like-minded individuals. On Saturday, the 19th of this month, Alan […]

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Moth Cottesloe Homes Gets Wifi

Cottesloe Homes has recently provided Wifi internet connectivity to all its cottages and the recreational area. The purpose of the Wifi is to provide a free basic service to the tenants allowing them to have basic connectivity for whatsapp, mail, and general internet. This now gives our tenants that could not afford expensive data bundles […]

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Moth Savannah Christmas Tree

Moth Savannah held their annual Christmas Tree at Dickie Fritz Cottages on the 1st December 2018. A very successful day indeed with around a 100 children coming to check if Father Christmas would be kind to them, which indeed he was. Children and parents were entertained with Jumping Castles, Face Painting, Magician, Ballon Sculpturing and […]

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Looking for info re: Moth Walter Puntis

A request from the family to find information about a family member Moth Puntis Are you able to assist in any way? PUNTIS, Walter Ernest (Lieut Col) OBE Born: 1880 07 06 / Died: 1944 04 27 A MOTH when he died in Johannesburg in April 1944. I recall my grandmother, Gwendolene (Walter’s wife) reading a yellowing newspaper clipping – his […]

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East London District Recruiting Drive

On Sunday 6 October, East London District hosted a recruitment drive at a Family Fun Day hosted by church group LIA (Love In Action).  The stall was set up and manned by members Buffalo-Dixie, Gonubie & Port Rex Shellholes and MOTHWA.  While there were many lulls in activity, the stall proclaimed MOTH activity in East London District, dispelled the […]

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Platberg News

MOTHS-VROUEDAG 9 AUGUSTUS 2018 22 Vrouens het die ysige weer op 9 Augustus trotseer om die MOTHS-Vrouedag by te woon. Hulle is verwelkom met ‘n glasie sherrie en ‘n warm saal. Die warm hartlikheid het net beter geword toe Zander Strachan begin het met sy praatjie waarin hy gedigte van besonderse vrouedigters voorgelees het. Dit […]

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SA Irish Pipe & Drums to tour Ireland

The SA Irish for more than 30 years has supported parades for Moth Southern Transvaal Province, which later became Moth Southern Gauteng Province, Southern Gauteng District and now supports the East and West Rand Districts.  They support our main parades, being Shadow March, Mayors Parade, Jannie Smuts Parade, and Delville Wood Parade. They have also […]

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Police descend on Moth Cottesloe Homes Cottages

The Fairlands area was ablaze with lots of blue flashing lights when about six police vehicles entered the gates of Cottesloe Cottages on Wednesday 18th July 2018 The residents came out in their droves to see all this unusual activity in their complex. The residents were accustomed to seeing ambulances in their streets but not […]

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Sunset Call: Moth Pat Tate

With great sadness, Tommy Rendle VC Shellhole has to inform; 19345 Moth Pat Tate answered the Sunset Call on Friday 22 June 2018. Moth Tate joined the Order during 1993 and served as Provincial Old Bill of the now defunct Cape Midlands Provincial Dugout for a number of years. Known as a diligent individual, Moth Tate was […]

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Appeal from MOTHFlora

MOTHFlora Flowers for Every Occasion MOTHFlora was founded in 1965 by a group of Moths looking to raise funds for their respective Shellholes, namely Glory Bag, Veterans and Long Distance Snipers and, initially, profits were shared between them, but it was decided many years ago that profits would be directed to the Bartle Road Cottages […]

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Information re Raymond Alfred McCoy

Does anybody have any information  about the life, specifically war history of  Raymond Alfred McCoy. Served in the Royal Navy born 1916-1919. On army records states he was born Hythe Kent. Died in South Africa 1969 JHB.  Served in the Royal Navy in WW2 on air craft carriers. Oupa navy docs Oupa death cert and […]

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Christmas Greetings

The S A Legion National Executive wishes to extend our warmest wishes to you for  the  Holiday  Season. May the glorious message of Peace and Love fill you with joy during this wonderful Season. Thank you for everything you did for our veterans during 2017. May 2018 be a year of good Health, happiness  and […]

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Savannah Christmas Tree – 2017

Moth Savannah Shellhole hosted its 3 Christmas tree at Dickie Frits, nd what a success. Over 100 children supported by plenty of parents. A big thank you to Robin and Debbie Starkey who where the main organisers and who drive this project each year. Also thanks to Dickie Frits for the use of the premises […]

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WW2 and Korean War Vets

To all Shellholes :  A History request Hello, I am from America and over the past year I have been interviewing World War 2 and Korean war veterans. I have been doing this because I love history. I have been trying to get as many different perspectives of both wars as possible. I was wondering […]

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