The Lodge has a proud history and its name often appeared in newspapers such as the Argus and Age reflecting the past profile and importance of the lodge; an importance some seem to forget and which we should all support to promote… Lacking the focus of the “Army” Lodge (founded in 1929) that has access and good contacts with a stable Army Reserve to draw candidates from, Victorian Naval and Military (VNML) lodge embraces all branches of the military and no doubt would have Air Force in its name; had such a thing existed in 1865! However, you do not have to have served in the Military to join the Lodge.
During Open Houses, the Lodge displayed biographical information, its banners and loaned us some very valuable (and beautiful) Masonic Regalia. A friendly lodge, with my interest in military history, it would have been just the sort of lodge which I would have looked at when joining Freemasonry.
Special thanks to all the Members of Victorian Naval and Military for their assistance at OHM 2016!