The privileged relationship between the armed forces and Freemasonry continues.
On Friday, the leader of the Freemasons of Cumbria, Bill Bewley, signed the Armed Forces Pact on behalf of the Freemasons of Cumbria. The signing took place at 11 a.m. at Carlisle Castle and a generous donation was subsequently given to the Museum of Military Life.
There has always been a special relationship between the armed forces and Freemasonry, as both institutions value the same principles of integrity, respect and friendship. With so many conflicts existing in the world, it is only fitting that Freemasons publicly support and support the Armed Services Pact.
The Right Honorable, Lord Inglewood, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Commander Philp Burns, Royal Navy, (retired), MBE, DL. Colonel Thomas McMullen, Army, (retired), OBE, DL. Captain Peter Reynolds, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. Air Commodore Peter Smith, Royal Air Force, (retired), DL. Wing Commander Kathryn Smith, Royal Air Force, (retired) were all in attendance.
Two pledges were signed, a pledge from Cumberland and Westmorland and the official MOD pledge document.
The official MOD pledge was signed by the Chief of the Freemasons of Cumbria, Bill Bewley on behalf of the Freemasons of Cumbria and Captain Peter Reynolds of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment on behalf of the MOD.
The Cumberland and Westmorland Pact was signed (in addition to the Chief Freemasons of Cumbria and Captain Reynolds) by the guests named above.
All of Her Majesty’s armed forces were represented at the ceremony.
The Covenant is a commitment that Freemasons recognize and understand that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with. their life.
The alliance supports serving personnel, departing service personnel, veterans and their families and is respected by groups or organizations that have signed on to the alliance and are committed to making a difference by supporting those who are or who have served the country.
The Freemasons of Cumbria recognize that no member of the armed forces community should be at a disadvantage and that they will be supported and respected.