Blog22nd March 2024 - The Falklands Campaign 1982

22nd March 2024 - The Falklands Campaign 1982

22nd March 2024 - The Falklands Campaign 1982

22nd March 2024 - At the Prince of Wales Lodge 951 we are proud to support our Armed Forces and we are also proud that we have several veterans amongst our ranks.  Our current WM, W. Bro John Bryant is an RAF veteran, and he is very keen to mark his year in office by reflecting that support. One way in which this is being achieved is by inviting veterans to give short presentations based on their military service during regular meetings. On Friday 22nd March 2024 the Lodge was delighted to hold our second such presentation.

W. Bro Yanto Evans PDGDC of the Province of Oxfordshire gave a fantastic presentation where he shared his experiences as a young paratrooper serving with Patrol Company, 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment during the Falklands Campaign 1982.  It was an extremely entertaining, moving and at times a funny presentation.  Those of us who can remember that campaign were transported back to those thoughts and perceptions that we all had at the time.  We can remember the news of the day and the images that were being beamed across the world and Yanto’s presentation brought it home to the audience the realities and hardship of war and the sacrifice that our brave veterans made in service of their Queen and Country during that war.  It is amazing to think that this war happened 42 years ago!! 

Our festive board was its normal raucous event full of laughter, banter and song, thoroughly enjoyed by all, and once again, our caterer Trish and team, served up a splendid meal.  We could still hear the laughter in the square as our visitors departed into the night!

The POW 22nd March 2024 regular meeting was a very special event and certainly a night to remember!

Our Worshipful Master and all the members of the Prince of Wales Lodge 951 thank W. Bro Yanto Evans for his courageous service.  Thank you.  We shall never forget.

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4 weeks ago.

Ian J's reply...

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4 weeks ago.

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4 weeks ago.

Julian Willis's reply...

This was a superb night in amazing company.

Yanto’s presentation and recollections of his time in the Falklands were both insightful and moving.

The Worshipful Master and his team did the Prince of Wales Lodge No.951 proud delivering a fantastic ceremony.

Add to this a wonderful festive board in great company I really can’t wait to visit again!


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