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For Province P1060 - Province of Dorset.

28th

Nov. 2019

Long and Exemplary Service

Exalted into Kinson Chapter, in 1969, Tony Hutley has been presented with the Grand Superintendent's 'Certificate of Long and Exemplary Service' for the 'Valuable Services rendered by him to Royal Arch Masonry in the Province of Dorset for Fifty Years'. Julian Mitchell, Second Provincial Grand Principal, presented the certificate to Tony during the Regular Convocation of Kinson Chapter, surrounded by members and visitors, who gave rapturous applause in offering their congratulations. Tony was Installed as First Principal in 1981, appointed Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 1984 and promoted to Past Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah in 2004. Tony has continuously held an office in Kinson Chapter and recently 'retired' as Assistant Director of Ceremonies.

Having completed his National Service in the Royal Air Force, Tony joined the Bournemouth Police and found his niche in CID, where he was appointed Scenes of Crime Officer. He rose to the rank of Detective Inspector where he was responsible for a number of specialist services including Scenes of Crime, Crime Intelligence, Crime Prevention, Marine Section and police dogs. In the 1987 New Year Honours, Tony was awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished service.

As a successful sportsman, Tony has an enthusiasm for Rugby, at one time playing on Wednesdays for the police and on Saturdays for the Bournemouth Old Oakmeadians. At 84 years of age, Tony is still achieving high standards and as a competitive bowls player (Past President of the Hampshire County Bowling Association and now Honorary Life Member) represented the Province in the annual Masonic Annual Charity Event (national bowls competition for the MACE Trophy, hosted in Dorset during the Tercentenary year) helping the team to a creditable third place.

In presenting Tony with his certificate, the Second Provincial Grand Principal described Tony as the epitome of a good Freemason – kind, considerate and a Brother and Companion to all.

The photograph shows the Second Provincial Grand Principal with Officers of Provincial Grand Chapter and Principals of Kinson Chapter flanked by Tony Hutley proudly holding his certificate and new Exaltee David Heckford.Exalted into Kinson Chapter, no. 5331, in 1969, Tony Hutley has been presented with the Grand Superintendent's 'Certificate of Long and Exemplary Service' for the 'Valuable Services rendered by him to Royal Arch Masonry in the Province of Dorset for Fifty Years'. Julian Mitchell, Second Provincial Grand Principal, presented the certificate to Tony during the Regular Convocation of Kinson Chapter, surrounded by members and visitors, who gave rapturous applause in offering their congratulations. Tony was Installed as First Principal in 1981, appointed Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 1984 and promoted to Past Provincial Grand Scribe Nehemiah in 2004. Tony has continuously held an office in Kinson Chapter and recently 'retired' as Assistant Director of Ceremonies.

Having completed his National Service in the Royal Air Force, Tony joined the Bournemouth Police and found his niche in CID, where he was appointed Scenes of Crime Officer. He rose to the rank of Detective Inspector where he was responsible for a number of specialist services including Scenes of Crime, Crime Intelligence, Crime Prevention, Marine Section and police dogs. In the 1987 New Year Honours, Tony was awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished service.

As a successful sportsman, Tony has an enthusiasm for Rugby, at one time playing on Wednesdays for the police and on Saturdays for the Bournemouth Old Oakmeadians. At 84 years of age, Tony is still achieving high standards and as a competitive bowls player (Past President of the Hampshire County Bowling Association and now Honorary Life Member) represented the Province in the annual Masonic Annual Charity Event (national bowls competition for the MACE Trophy, hosted in Dorset during the Tercentenary year) helping the team to a creditable third place.

In presenting Tony with his certificate, the Second Provincial Grand Principal described Tony as the epitome of a good Freemason – kind, considerate and a Brother and Companion to all.

The photograph shows the Second Provincial Grand Principal with Officers of Provincial Grand Chapter and Principals of Kinson Chapter flanked by Tony Hutley proudly holding his certificate and new Exaltee David Heckford.

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