On Wednesday the 6th of November, the Provincial Grand Charity Steward, W.Bro. Michael Pugh, together with W.Bro. John Cooper of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703, visited 2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp. They were accompanied by Bro. David Anglesea, who is the Squadron’s Civilian Committee Chairman, and Bro. Alan Gardner, who is the Squadron’s Civilian Committee Treasurer; both are members of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703. The purpose of the visit was to present a cheque for £250 to the Squadron on behalf of the North Wales Mark Benevolent Fund.
The party were greeted by Officer Commanding 2480 (Holywell) Squadron Air Training Corp, Flight Lieutenant Darren Anglesea, who paraded the Squadron to welcome W. Bro. Michael Pugh.
From the left: Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Darren Anglesea, Bro David Anglesea, Cadet Warrant Officer Rachel McCullagh, W.Bro Michael Pugh, Civilian Instructor Sue Davis.
Cadet Warrant Officer Rachel McCullagh received the £250 Cheque from W.Bro Michael Pugh. It will go towards the purchase of a Squadron Training Defibrillator.
Following the presentation, the group were treated to a display by the squadron’s Drummers. Since this visit the band has increased in size with two new Fifes and two new Glockenspiels.
The display was followed by the party being given a tour of the Squadron’s facilities. This included W.Bro. Michael Pugh and W.Bro. John Cooper enjoying a session on the Squadron’s Flight Simulators. They both had successful flights, but unfortunately the landings finished up with two holes in the ground.
The evening was a great success and we look forward to continuing contact between Holywell 2480 Squadron ATC and North Wales Mark Province.
The cadets are very aware of the role Masonry plays in supporting charity in the local community.
Members of the Squadron recently visited Buckley Mark Lodge and gave a talk and demonstration on the activities of the Squadron which last year achieved the Best Small Squadron in the whole of Great Britain.
This year, members of the squadron experienced a two week expedition to the glaciers and hinterland of Iceland.
Photos by Bro. Alan Gardner of Buckley Mark Lodge 1703