Mainline District meeting which was held at Winston Churchill on Sat 16th Jan 2016

After the Mainline District meeting which was held at Winston Churchill on Sat 16th Jan 2016. Some members from Better ‘Ole Shellhole had decided toattend the Mainline meeting and then go onto RAID O’Pip/Florence Nightingale Shellhole which meet at the Claude Page Hall at Bartle Road Moth Cottages.So Mainline Old Bill Luddie Vos, Clint Crawford […]

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Where are the 3 Moths now?

I am going through the Home Front Magazines looking for information/ History on Better ‘Ole Shellhoe and it’s formation. I came across this article of the MacDermid Family in the March 1990 issue. Gordon MacDermid was Old Bill of the Shellhole, 1989, 1990 & 1991 and as the article reads,Gordon inducted his three sons, Graham, […]

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HELP

Fellow MOTH I am looking for some HELP, Peter Shattock of Better ‘Ole Shellhole, alias the “War Correspondent” We at Better ‘Ole are desperately trying to find out if anyone out there can help us establish when exactly Better ‘Ole Shellhole was chartered ! Click here for more

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East London District

SADF 2.4 km: Great turnout in East London. Best time just over 10 minutes. Last in 1 hour 18 minutes 43 seconds. That pair denies having leopard crawled the whole way and insists there was a detour to the field hospital. Reps from infantry / paras, tiffies, maintenance, engineers, navy. Due to demand this may […]

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A sad day for Mothdom

MOTH PASSCHENDAELE/SOMME handed in their charter on the 21st November 2015, at the Moth Southern Gauteng District meeting. The 2 shellholes, PASSCHENDAELE & SOMME were both initially chartered in 1927. During their closing meeting the Old Bill Patrick Alfonso, donated their remaining monies to Moth Cottesloe Homes, Moth Mutual Aid and Warrior Oasis Cottages. Most […]

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MOTH Bowlers do it for Charity

Again this year, MOTH Shellhole bowlers lined up to fill the 7 rinks at Witbank Golf Bowls Club in the name of charity. They came from Johannesburg, Pretoria Ermelo and Middelburg to support the Moths of Crater Shellhole in their annual charity Bowls Tournament. Bowlers representing Dickey Fritz, Tim Lukin, Ouma, Crater, Gondar, Vacant Chair, […]

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SADF 2.4km

East London District gave enthusiastic support to the SADF 2.4 km group.(click here for attachment). Considering that the ex-serviceman (Ian Van) who started it is in Australia and ‘ou manne’ from there, through Africa & UK, to Canada have joined up, it is a feather in our cap to be the first (as far as […]

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East London 2.4

As you are probably aware, an ex-NSM in Australia, Ian Van, (Van who is something only he knows. J ) started an initiative “SADF 2.4km”. The idea is to reunite the National Service generation and maintain its traditions. (Look the group up on Facebook). He is also using this to encourage financial support of the […]

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Moth Butch James

Morning Fellow Moths, I regret to advise that we have just received notification that our dear friend, Moth Butch James, Old Bill of Lowveld District has answered the Sunset Call. As and when more details come to hand I will let you know. WE WILL REMEMBER HIM.

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97th birthday

What a milestone for Moth Jerald Newby from Inchanga Queens Own Shellhole, just having celebrated his 97th birthday. As we can see from the photo he was well looked after by his fellow Moths. He must be one of our eldest who survived the world War.

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