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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694th GENERAL MEETING

Fellow Moths The aforesaid meeting was indeed a very special occasion in the history of the Shellhole! In the presence of Provincial Old Bill, Moth Dave Revell, the Shellhole presented special awards to long serving Moths Malcolm Bouwer and Pierre Olivier. As he is the only serving Moth who actually knew founding Shellhole Old Bill […]

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Moth Joseph Muller

Moth Joseph Muller 09 December 1959 — 13th Sept 2015 Be it known to all that Moth Joseph Muller has answered the Sunset Call on the 13TH day of Sept 2015 and has gone to meet the Higher Command. Moth Muller was a loyal member of Escarpment Shellhole in Walvis Bay. To the family and […]

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WWII Novel

Good day I am an author of Christian Romance, (four published novels and several short stories published) and am currently writing a novel set in the WWII era. I am researching South African woman that served in the war. I particularly need to know what their roles entailed. Not so much nurses or pilots but […]

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New executive – Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole

The new executive for Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole, East London, was inducted at the AGM held on Tuesday 14 July 2015. In his report, Old Bill Claude Hundermark noted that the Shellhole had averaged 75% attendance over the year and that recruits are ready to be inducted during the new year. Non-executive positions: Training Officer: Peter Wheller […]

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