Freemasons enjoy visit to the United Grand Lodge

Members of the Feeemasons' Lodges of Londonderry and Donegal, pictured in London at the Grand lodge building with Rick Wakeman, musician with rock music legends, YES.

Members of the Feeemasons' Lodges of Londonderry and Donegal, pictured in London at the Grand lodge building with Rick Wakeman, musician with rock music legends, YES.

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Members of the Freemasons from the city and in Donegal have returned from a hugely enjoyable visit to London.

The Londonderry and Donegal members enjoyed a visit to London, where they visited the Freemason Hall Headquarters of the United Grand lodge of England.

Members of the Freemasons' lodges of Londonderry and Donegal pictured at the Chelsea Hospital for Ex-Service personnel.

Members of the Freemasons' lodges of Londonderry and Donegal pictured at the Chelsea Hospital for Ex-Service personnel.

The building is the third to be built on the site, and was built between 1927 and 1932 in memory of all the Freemasonry members who took up arms and died for King and Country in the First World War.

While the delegates were in the UK Capital they also took time out to do a bit of sight seeing and among the places they stopped off at was the Chelsea Lodge, where they met a lot of famous faces from the entertainment business, including Rick Wakeman, Roger De Courcey and Kim Joyce.

On the trip they delegates also took time out to stop off at the impressive 25-metre-long bronze Battle of Britain Memorial monument, at Westminster close to the River Thames, which was built to commemorate the 544 airmen who died during the battle.

In an Act of Reflection commemorating the 75th anniversary of the historic battle, the Freemasons laid a wreath at the monument.

Londonderry and Donegal Freemasons pictured at the Battle of Britain Memorial in London, which they visited as part of their trip to the Capital, which coincided with the 75th anniversary of the wartime engagement.

Londonderry and Donegal Freemasons pictured at the Battle of Britain Memorial in London, which they visited as part of their trip to the Capital, which coincided with the 75th anniversary of the wartime engagement.

They also took time out to visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where they met and spoke to a number of the famous Chelsea Pensioners.

Their trip also included a visit to the bunker at RAF Uxbridge, where Fighter Command No. 11 group co-ordinated the Battle Of Britain.

This is where, on August 16, 1940, the then Prime Minister, Winston Churchill uttered the famous words ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’, referring to the efforts of the RAF crews who fought in the battle, a pivotal aerial war with the German Luftwaffe, which also included the dangerous bombing campaign that was undertaken over Germany.

At a dinner in the Connaught Rooms in London, the Freemasons helped raise £1,400 for charity.