The Gazala Shellhole, London is a member of the Memorable Order of Tin Hats – MOTHS.


The Moth was founded on the 7th May 1927 by Charles Evenden, later to be known as MOTH 0.

The idea of the Order, then and now is to help fellow comrades in need, either financially or physically and to remember all servicemen who have answered the Sunset Call, both in war and peace time.

T.C. (True Comradeship) by practising front line friendship in civilian life;

M.H. (Mutual Help) by acknowledging the personal and collective obligation to help each other as in front line service;

S.M. (Sound Memory) by remembering the fallen as a living companionship and to serve their memory in practical actions
which rise above divisions of social status, race, or politics.

Our Emblem

The centre of the emblem of our Order is the Tin Hat, hallowed by the Light of Service.

Our complete emblem includes the crossed rifles of sacrifice, surrounded by 12 stars that signify Mutual Help, the whole within an unending circle, expressing life and harmony without end.