While we wear identifying regalia, or patches, the Widows Sons are not a biker MC, MCC or 1% Club. We are required to represent the fraternity in a positive light at all times. The Widows Sons serve to raise money for charitable causes, raise Masonic awareness while attending public motorcycling events and support our regular Lodges in whatever capacity we are able. Widows Sons chapters have helped to increase Masonic membership through our presence and visibility during public motorcycle events and rallies.
The chapter patch of the Stonecutters is worn by all Master Masons who are members of the Wiltshire Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association.
The Cornerstone patch is the Chapter patch for all non master masons who are members of the Wiltshire Chapter these can include Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft Freemasons, non masons and wives and family. as with freemasonry the cornerstone represents the foundations of a structure and are a very integral part of our Chapter.
WIDOWS SONS MBA PATCH
The regalia which is worn on the front of a jacket or waistcoat, consists of an oval cloth badge with the words “Widows Sons” across the top, below which is exhibited a square and compasses, encircled by two sprigs of acacia, and the words “Masonic Bikers Association” underneath. The regalia will only be worn by full members of the association. The lettering is gold on a black background.
THE MASONIC WING PATCH
Although large and very detailed, this logo has much symbolism to our brethren, and is representative of our fraternity to the public. The three sides of the triangle represent the degrees of traditional blue lodge masonry, while the three points represent the burning tapers. The all-seeing eye reminds us that our thoughts words and actions are always being observed, and to respond accordingly. The square, level and plumb represents the three principal officers of the lodge, and is symbolic of our working tools. The rising sun represents the Master of the Lodge at the apex of the triangle, while reminding us the sun never sets on freemasonry; its light is cast forever to all points of the globe. The wings demonstrate personal freedom and liberty, ideas at the heart of every mason. They also are a common symbol throughout the motorcycling community and therefore demonstrate our heritage.
FORGET ME NOT
Following the Second World War, the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Germany, Dr. Theodor Vogel distributed the Forget Me Not pin as a token of friendship whenever he made official visits abroad after 1948; most notably at a Conference of Grand Masters in Washington, DC in February 1953, where he recounted the tragic tale of Freemasonry under the Nazi’s and expressed a hope the pin would be worn in remembrance of that oppression... It’s reported those pins were produced in the same Selb factory using the same moulds as used in 1926 & 1938
This explains how the blue forget-me-not became a German Masonic emblem after the war and why, when American Freemasons later founded military lodges in Germany, at least one chose that flower as the lodge name. Many lodges in Germany, at least up until recently, present a forget-me-not to newly raised brethren or Master Masons.
THE LOGANBERRY TRUST PATCH
Prostate cancer is the biggest killer of men over the age of 45 in the UK, but early detection (from a simple blood test) and early treatment can save lives. The Loganberry Trust embarked on a testing program, primarily aimed at Freemasons; a group of men in the ‘ideal’ age range for being at risk of Prostate Cancer. It soon became obvious that this group was providing higher than average results for high PSA readings (11.7% red/amber) and for confirmed cancers.