L to r from front: WBro. Des Hinshelwood, PrGDepSec, RWBro. Bob Stokes, RAMGR, PrGM, WBro. Michael Richards, RAMGR, WBro. John Harris, RAMGR, WBro Brian Elliott, RAMGR, DepPrGM, WBro. Tony Greene, RAMGR, PrGTreas, WBro. Richard Asher, RAMGR, WBro John Statham, PrRAMGR, WBro. Michael Watts, RAMGR and WBro. D. Balmer, PrRAMGR, PrDGDC.
At the Annual Assembly of Royal Ark Mariner held at Gt Queen Street on the 11th December, the Pro Grand Master, MWBro. Raymond John Smith invested over 300 brethren of the Order with Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank. A group of thirteen brethren of Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire Province attended in support of WBro. Richard Anderson of Gt.Ouse Lodge of RAM, WBro. John Harris of The Graftonian Lodge of RAM and WBro. Michael Watts of Powys Lodge of RAM, all of whom received their RAMGR appointments witnessed by the largest number attending an Assembly for a number of years.
Following the meeting the group dined in the Connaught Rooms and enjoyed a convivial evening together. Unfortunately, WBro. Anderson, WBro. David Sowerby, PrGSec and WBro. Richard Bedells, PrGDC were unable to dine with us. Also not pictured, but seated with members of the Royal Ark Council was RWBro, George Bonham, GMRAC (HC) and PPrGM.