Many of the members of Britannia Lodge No.843 are ex-forces, having served with the British Armed Forces all over the world. One of the organisations they would have come into regular contact with while serving, was SSAFA.

SSAFA – The Soliders, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – was founded as a UK charity in 1885 to provide lifelong support to serving and ex-service men and women, and their families.

When the Chair of the Bielefeld & Guetersloh branch of SSAFA promoted an idea to light candles at Commonwealth War Graves in Germany, The Lodge was ready to support.

You can read, and watch, more about this initiative here: