Reading Time: 2 minutes The East Ribble District Charity Steward Malcolm Roe, recently submitted an application for £3400 towards supporting a technology need at East Lancashire Hospice from the newly formed Regional Communications Groups. These Masonic Groups are leading the response to COVID-19 on behalf of United Grand Lodge of England and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Provinces that are in the same RCG as East Lancashire are West Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Since UGLE closed down masonic meetings until the lockdown is over and the nasty virus of Covid-19 is under some level of control. How does the fraternity of Freemasonry continue? Zoom meetings are becoming the way forward and Masonic brethren that usually tour Lodges and Chapters giving lectures now offering webinars to keep the Masonic spirit alive amongst the Brethern and Companions.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is the remarkable story of a hero and Freemason, Squadron Leader Sydney (Syd) Clayton DSO, DFC and Bar, DFM. It is a story of unimaginable heroism; one of unparalleled devotion to service for his country, and ultimately, of heart-breaking tragedy. Sydney Clayton completed 145 operational sorties as a pilot and navigator (100 as a navigator and 45 as a pilot) during World War II. An average of 30 operational flights was considered to be highly impressive and Sydney Clayton was known as one of the most prolific British airmen of WW II. Following his formidable service, he joined Rectitude Lodge of Blackpool No 4122.