The event was held at Grand Lodge in London where upwards of 1600 brethren attended the ceremony and around 400 Grand Lodge Office Bearers were invested by the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent.
Bro. Len and his son, Bro. Nick Millings are 'staunch' members of the 'Ostrea Lodge Team' and it was great to catch up with them, after their visit to Lodge Kirkliston Maitland in March of this year.
After the ceremony, Bro. Ray and Bro. Murrie enjoyed 'grandstand seats' in a balcony overlooking the function suite in the nearby Grand Connaught Rooms where 900 brethren sat down to dinner after the ceremony.
As always, the hospitality extended to the 482 duo was amazing and sincere thanks again to Bro. Len.
It is the turn next year of members and friends of Lodge Kirkliston Maitland to make the trip south to Colchester and preparations are already in hand for this trip.
However, before then, there is a possibility that later this year Len and Nick could visit 482 and they can certainly be assured of a very warm welcome!!
Once again, congratulations to Bro. Len on his Installation and thanks again for the warm welcome and generous hospitality.