MOTH Desk Blotter

Fellow Moths and Friends With the approval of the MOTH NEC, Tommy Rendle VC Shellhole is in the process of producing the aforesaid at a selling price of R40 each. A sample will be available at the Quartermaster’s Table at the Quarterly Commanders Meeting on Sunday the 27th of November and orders may then be […]

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MOTH GHQ & AGM Weekend

The week end of the 18th,19th & 20th November MOTH GHQ got together for a busy week end. Friday all the delegates were hosted at Victory Shellhole for dinner, and they did the MOTH proud. Saturday morning started with the Full National Executive meeting at Warriors Gate. At the same time, the Provincial Old Bills forum was held at Victory Shellhole, chaired […]

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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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This day in history: Sunday 07 April 1946

Fellow Moths and Shellhole Friends To the memory of and in proud thanksgiving of our 57 founding members, to all those committed Moths and Friends who served at our Shellhole over the years, through good times and bad times, hardship and joy. Please be assured, lesser Shellholes, ones with a weaker will or inferior skill […]

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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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