On 16th July, 1969 W.Bro Brian was initiated into Lodge Johore Royal No 3946EC in Johor Bahru, West Malaysia as their Jubilee candidate whilst serving with the Royal Air Force in Singapore. This month (July, 2019) the Lodge celebrated its Centenary and W.Bro Brian was invited to attend together with Rt.W.Bro Dato’ Jeyaraj Ratnaswamy, the District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago, the Provincial Assistant Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ireland (South East Asia), the Past Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland (Middle East), a host of Grand, District Grand Officers and brethren from Malaysia and Singapore totalling altogether 140. The celebrations were held over two days culminating in a banquet at a Johor hotel. W.Bro Brian was presented with a Lodge Centenary Tie and Cufflinks together with a Centenary Jewel to mark his visit to this auspicious occasion.
The picture shows W.Bro Brian in the North East Corner of the Lodge where it all started for him 50 years ago (a visit to weight watchers looks overdue!!). W.Bro Brian will be celebrating his 50 years’ membership of the Craft at The Noontide Lodge on 30th September.