Saturday November 23rd saw a large Kent Mark contingent descend upon Broadstairs in the far east of our province to witness our Deputy Provincial Grand Master, VW. Bro. Fred Brown installed as 1st Principal of Bradstow HRA Chapter No.2448.

As you can see, several key members of the Mark Province of Kent were very pleased to don their Royal Arch regalia to support E. Comp. Fred Brown at his special occasion.

L-R Martyn Summers PZ, Ralph Apperley PPAGSoj, Archie Torrance PPGSN, Fred Brown MEZ, Ian Gallehawk PPGSoj, David Stiff PPGSN.

Fred was Initiated into the Bradstow Craft Lodge No. 2448 in 1995 and Raised in March 1996. He joined Bradstow Chapter almost exactly two years later. You can find out more about the man and his life inside and outside of Masonry here.

With the Installation meeting of Bromley’s Oakwood Chapter No. 8299 taking place two weeks previously on Saturday November 9th, we just missed out on having our PGM and DPGM as First Principals at the same time.

We all wish Fred and his Officers a very happy and enjoyable year. Let’s just hope that he doesn’t confuse his Royal Arch Chapter with his Royal Ark Mariner ritual!