On the evening of the 18th November, seven brethren from the Northants, Hunts and Beds Installed Commanders Lodge No.1346 travelled to the Beaconsfield Masonic Centre in South Buckinghamshire on an exchange visit with the Buckinghamshire Province Installed Commanders Lodge No.1634.
Led by the Worshipful Commander, W.Bro. Chris Beck and the Scribe, W.Bro. Jeff Chambers, brethren witnessed the Installation of W.Bro. Paul Savage as their new Commander by the Installing Commander, W.Bro. Geoff Bakewell. Along with the strong contingent from our own Province there were representatives of the Installed Commanders Lodges of Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Berkshire & Oxfordshire.
These exchange visits have become regular diary events in recent years and go to reinforce the friendship of the Royal Ark Mariner order amongst neighbouring Provinces.
Following an excellent ceremony, all the brethren enjoyed fraternal time together at an enjoyable festive board
l to r: W.Bro. John Statham, W.Bro. Tony Greene, W.Bro. Arthur March, W.Bro. Jeff Chambers (Scribe, Northants, Hunts & Beds Installed Commanders), W.Bro. Chris Beck (WC, Northants, Hunts & Beds Installed Commanders), W.Bro. Paul Savage (WC, Bucks Installed Commanders), W.Bro. Geoff Bakewell (Scribe, Bucks Installed Commanders), W.Bro. Norman Pope and W.Bro. Brian Elliott.