A group of Freemasons from the South African (former Netherlandic), English, Scottish and Irish Freemasons decided some years ago to establish a Military Masonic Lodge by the name of Lodge Isandlwana (No141 G.L.S.A) as a Craft Lodge with a distinguishable military culture and ethos, was consecrated 25th May 2013 under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of South Africa.
The Lodge set out with a preamble that as a group of Freemasons, they would attract and inspire positive and engaged Freemasons and prospective candidates who have served in the armed forces of essentially South African Defence force and related services.
The mission being to establish a Lodge with men with military background who will encourage and support personal growth, operate at a level in which commitment, leadership and camaraderie will be the defining characteristic of men who value their association as a group with similar values.
The Lodge is a fully functioning craft lodge with Initiations, Passing’s and Raisings as prescribed in the Constitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of South Africa.
The membership has grown to close on forty masons and they have subsequently designed and registered a Tartan which is listed on the Scottish Register of Tartans (https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/Results?search=651103&page=1).
The Lodge meets on a quarterly basis at the Masonic Temple situated on the NMR Regimental Grounds in Durban.
Further information can be obtained from the Lodge secretary: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]