CAPE WESTERN PROVINCIAL DUGOUT AGM

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 2016 AT RED BARN TAVERN OF THE SEAS SHELLHOLE Back row [from l to r]: Moths Cerneels Uys [Staaldak], Kennith Steyl [Bomb Alley], Servaas van Breda [Admiral Halifax], Leon Rosser [Langeberg No 9], Deon van den Berg [Blaauwberg Cuca], Bart van Oort [Tommy Rendle VC], Schalk Bruwer [Komesho], Willie Smith [Majozi DCM], […]

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Somme & Delville Wood Centenary Commemoration

A summary of the proceedings of this amazing service commemorating the Century of South Africans on the Somme and the Battle of Delville Wood, held at the Thiepval Memorial in France on July 10th from a presentation by Lgr Peter Dickens (Chairman of the South African Branch of the Royal British Legion and Chairman of […]

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Start of the Bush War

50 Years ago today (26 August 1966) was the recognised start of the South African Border War, which lasted 23 years, 6 months, 3 weeks and 2 days.  Please remember the 2 280 members of the SADF that gave their lives in service of their country during this period, of these 776 were Killed in […]

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MOTH social darts

O’Pip & Florence Nightingale (I do believe the last all Moth Ladies Shellhole) amalgamated last year (2015) as both were suffering with low membership. O’Pip was Mainline District that met in Seaview & Florence Nightingale was in Durban District that met in the Claude Page Hall of Bartle Road MOTH Cottages. So now amalgamated, O’Pip […]

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Two Iconic Women from World War II

Two iconic women from the Second World War, one British and one South African; both famed for singing to troops on quaysides, Dame Vera Lynn on the left and Perla Siedle Gibson (known to the troops as “The Lady in White”) on the right. This photo was taken in and around the M.O.T.H. Headquarters in […]

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Mainline District Cup

In the Mainline District where there are 9 Shellholes and ‘we’ compete for the Mainline District Cup. This cup is awarded to the Shellhole that does the most towards MOTH in a 3 month period. Based on a number of factors – Recruiting, Transfers in, Transfers out, Fund raising (Moth & Non Moth), Functions held, […]

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Ms. Esmé Taylor (102) re-joins the MOTH.

Great was the respect and the joy by MOTH Crater Shellhole members when World War II Veteran Me. Esmé Taylor, turning 103 in May, was initiated as a returning Moth, on Sunday, 3rd March 2016. The proceeding was preceded by a presentation by Moth Chris Sonnekus on the war time experiences of “Tannie” Esmé in […]

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RAID Byng Boys Shellhole

My Moth friend called me up to ask if we could RAID Byng Boys Shellhole that meet at Bartle Road Moth cottages, and that they meet on the last Tuesday of the month. I had not been to that Shellhole in years and here was an opportunity to RAID them. So a quick call to […]

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“MOTH O”

Today 51 Years ago, 01st April 1961, the Founder of our Great Order, Moth Charles Evenden (Moth O), answered the Sunset Call. Let Us Remember Him. General Jannie Smuts made the following comment about Moth O, “‘he built better than he knew”, referring to the order. Today is a good day to reflect on our […]

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2016 Moth National Bowls

2016 Moth National Bowls will be in will be hosted in Newcastle buy MONTE STANCO Shellhole in October 2016. See entry form under Dates to remember. More details to follow iro of accommodation and where bowls will be played. Click here to download the 2016 Moth National Bowls Entry Form.

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Journey’s End Shellhole

From Journey’s End Shellhole meeting on Wednesday 17th Feb, Old Bill Wayne Tarr needed a work party to paint the outer walls of their ‘Log Cabin Shellhole’ to start at 08,00hours and also to cut the long grass. Hands went up from those attending the meeting (10 out of 23 members) that were at meeting […]

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