Eastern Cape Provincial Dugout


East London District Dugout

EEXCUTIVE FOR 2021 – 2022

L-R Wayne McKay, Dennis Call, Robin Fourie, Chris Maroulis


Gonubie Shellhole Turns 60.

On Friday 8 October 2021 Gonubie Shellhole had 100% attendance as the Blokes (and Gals) celebrated the 60th anniversary of Gonubie’s charter.

Congratulations on a magnificent achievement

Back L-R: Adjutant Robin Fourie; Craig Taylor; Sean Harrington; Kevin Gaffney; Walter Beck; Claude Hundermark; Chris Maroulis; Viv Bezuidenhout, Wee Bill Dennis Call Front L-R: Pay Bill Ray Glover; District Old Bill Brent Davis; Butler van der Vyver; Old Bill Wayne Mackay; Viv Schroeder; Ray Heuer

 Moth Butler van de Vyver turns 100

Congratulations to Moth Butler – 100 year old, member of Gonubie Shellhole.



Congratulation from MOTH GHQ – National Chairman – click to view

The Celebrations

MOTH, Legionnaires and members of Amatola Commando met on Saturday 27 February 2021 to celebrate the centenary of World War 2 veteran, MOTH and former RSM Amatola Commando, Butler van de Vyver (born 26/02/1921).

A guard of honour was formed and Happy birthday was piped by members of East London Caledonian Society Pipe Band.  East London District Old Bill, Ray Glover, congratulated Butler on reaching this milestone and Gonubie Shellhole Old Bill, Dennis Call, presented a commemorative tin hat.

Lt-Col Malcolm Cock presented Butler with the Day’s Orders and requested all present to sign.

At 1100 a helicopter hovered just above ground level in salute, ascended in tribute to those called to higher service, and descended in farewell before flying away.

The formalities concluded with the piping of the national anthem.