Abercorn Lodge II. The Sovereign Grand Lodge of Malta
The 14th Dragoons
Lodge No. 273 (IC) 1756-1827
The 14th Dragoons, known as Dormer’s Dragoons, was raised in 1715 and fought in both Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and 1745. From 1747 they spent the next 48 years in Ireland, from which they became known as an Irish regiment.
In 1756 a Military Lodge was warranted by the Grand Lodge of Ireland and was officially the 14th Dragoons Lodge No. 273.
The 14th was the second dragoon regiment to be converted, in 1776, from dragoons to light dragoons. The men and horses were expected to be smaller, between 5ft 5.5ins and 5ft 9ins for the men, and 14.3 and 15.1 hands for the horses, of ‘the nag or hunter kind’.
They were later known as the 14th Hussars. and in 1922 amalgamated with the 20th Hussars to become the 14/20 Kings Hussars.
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Charity & Goals
Lodge No 273 (IC), 1899-2004
We have taken on a couple of charitable events over the last couple of years.
Multiple Sclerosis Association 2015
This year, the lodge in collusion with De Rohan Lodge, raised €1,450.00 for the MS Association. A pig roast was held in Buggiba and a wonderful evening was had by all.
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In 2013, the lodge brought two soldiers, both guardsmen, who were injured while on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
They were given the chance to relax and enjoy the island and also attended the November 11th Remembrance parade.
Abercorn Lodge No II
(SGLOM) 2004 – Present Day
New Working Tools
The lodge has recently purchased new working tools. The tools are unique as they we bought individually from Ebay and are all antique workmans tools. The tools are kept in an antique workmans box, which has been loving restored by Bro Ricky Chang. View the blog . . .
Master Mason Degree
We will be raising our first Master Mason on October 20th since our Bylaws were changed to allow us to become an initiating lodge again
Past Grand Master
Our Past Grand Master M W Bro Joe Cordina will be presented with a certificate as an honorary member of the lodge. Bro Joe is a Past Master of the lodge and Abercorn Lodge is his mother lodge.
The Tongue of Good Report.
‘That excellent key, a Freemason’s tongue, which should speak well of a brother absent or present, but when unfortunately that cannot be done with honour and propriety, should adopt that excellent virtue of the Craft, which is silence’.