Letter from Flt Lt Mark Bird GCGI RAFVR(T) to 56 Woolwich Squadron Wow...We are standing on the top of a mountain as the Top Squadron within the United Kingdom. It's a priviledge and honour to achieve such an accolade and something that was a distant dream and only the very best Squadron's ever accomplished. Now we can stand amongst them with our heads held high. ... Read more
The Lightmongers are priveledged to be affiliated to New College Worcester for blind and partially sighted students. The Master, Mr Rod Bennion OBE and Mrs Liz Bennion joined by Past Master John Otten, were invited to New College Worcester for their 'Clelebration Day', which is also their annual prize giving day on 4th July 2015. Their guest speaker was a former student of the College, ... Read more
This year there were 100 teams and 400 guns, representing 80 Livery Companies taking part in this annual shoot. The Lightmongers entered 3 teams and whilst were not listed among the winners, all three teams put in a very creditable performance. A full list of winners can be seen on www.interliveryshoot.com. The Grocers A team were the overall winners. It was good to note that ... Read more
It is a rare occasion to have one of our Past Masters honoured by being awarded an Honorary Fellowship of City & Guilds. Past Master Hugh Ogus MBE has been elected an Honorary Fellow of City & Guilds - "For exceptional contribution to the lighting industry and education." Hugh was formally admitted into the Fellowship of the City & Guilds of London Institute (FCGI) at ... Read more
As we all in the Lightmongers Company want to congratulate our Master Mr Rodney Bennion for receiving his OBE. He is our first Master Lightmonger to actually receive this honour whilst being in office as Master. We are delighted to actually have the photo of him being presented with the award yesterday 19th May 2015 at Windsor Castle.
On Saturday 16th May the City Livery Yacht Club had their Cowes Regatta and the Lightmongers team was a crew of seven sailing in 'The Lightmonger' included Past Masters Bill Wright and Mike Lippold. David Lippold and his wife Sheila Lippold and granddaughter Natashah Lippold and two non liverymen. Fifteen yachts competed in the race which lasted approximately 3.5 hours . The Lightmonger wonn on ... Read more
Wednesday 6th May 2015 30 Lightmongers visited Bentley Priory in Stanmore which has recently been refurbished and now houses an exhibition dedicated to fighter pilots of World War 2. Much of the Battle of Britain was planned and overseen here under the guidence of Air Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding, who implemented a plan with the aid of RADAR and telephone reports to plot enemy movements ... Read more
Once again the weather was good for our Charity Golf Day and it was one of our most successful golf days ever. It had great support with 23 teams (92 golfers) and another 12 guests for the evening dinner and prize giving. Having introduced hole sponsorship for the first time, it was geat to see 10 companies sponsoring holes. Rod Bennion Management, Kingfisher Lighting Wright ... Read more