Adastral Lodge

Lodge Number: 9220
Consecration: 31 March 1987
Meeting Place: Halsey Masonic Hall – Cheshunt
Meeting Dates: 4th Tuesday January (Installation)
4th Tuesday April
1st Tuesday June
4th Tuesday October

 

The Lodge was consecrated because it was the wish of the Founders, all of whom were serving or ex-members of the Royal Air Force, to continue the fellowship which they found during their service days and to extend that fellowship to those Initiates who perhaps because of age missed the opportunity of serving their country. At the same time, they wished to honour and perpetuate the memory of those Airmen who made the supreme sacrifice.

The Word Adastral is an abbreviation of the Royal Air Force Motto “PerArdua Ad Astra”, which translated from the Latin means “Through Hardship to the Stars”.

The Founders included one member of the Royal Flying Corps, nine who had seen active service with the RAF during the Second World War, and the remainder who had completed their National Service. At every Installation Meeting, the Lodge’s Festive Board takes the form of an Air Crew Breakfast, i.e. bacon and eggs.