Ten members of the Belvidere Lodge No.503 staged a lightning raid on the Duke of Kent Lodge No.5818 on Friday 13th April – lucky for some – and claimed Group 5’s Travelling Gavel.  The Gavel can be claimed by any Lodge that sends the highest proportion of its members to the current holder’s meeting.  The raid, led by Belvidere’s DC Mick Packham, followed a splendid Ceremony in which Bro Michael Swanborough was passed to the Second Degree.  Here, back at base, some of the lads from Belvidere show off their spoils.

Who will claim the Gavel next time?

(L-R) Derek Warren, Melvyn Penney, Barrie Thomas, Dennis Matthews, Les Barnes, Jim Tynan, Lee Jeffery and John Ray

(L-R) Derek Warren, Melvyn Penney, Barrie Thomas, Dennis Matthews, Les Barnes, Jim Tynan, Lee Jeffery and John Ray

Photo by Mick Packham

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