The Middlesex Armed Forces Lodge, No. 9940 was formed in 2016 by Freemasons in Middlesex who were, or are, still serving in the Armed Forces.
It was an opportunity to reflect on the comradeship, support and banter which is so important to members of HM Forces.
These Middlesex Masons have served with The Scots Guards, RAOC (Royal Army Ordnance Corps – now the Royal Logistics Corps), the Parachute Regiment, REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), Royal Marines and the RAF (Royal Air Force).
For the past 3 years, they have represented the Masonic Province of Middlesex in the Remembrance Day parade that takes place in Radnor Gardens, Twickenham.
On Sunday 10th November, the bench was presented on behalf of the Middlesex Armed Forces Lodge by their representative Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Peter Annett to the Deputy Mayor, Cllr James Chard.
These Middlesex Masons wished to pay tribute to those who had given their lives, not just in the two World Wars, but in other conflicts around the world and as a consequence decided to raise funds to purchase this bench as a fitting tribute in this small corner of Middlesex.
Members of Middlesex Armed Forces Lodge were proud to attend the dedication of the bench to the honour of those who did not return home after paying the supreme sacrifice and W. Bro Peter Annett APGM said that this gesture would allow future generations the opportunity to sit and reflect on the sacrifice made by brave men and women in the cause of freedom.
View more pictures of the parade and bench dedication, along with other Remembrance Services throughout the Province HERE
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