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World War Artifacts at the Warriors Gate M.O.T.H. Shrine in Durban (2018-02-07) Historic Attractions | Photo Gallery 05 APR 2019

Founded in Durban in 1927 by one Charles Evenden (a cartoonist on the staff of the Natal Mercury newspaper), the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (M.O.T.H.) is an international organisation of front line ex-servicemen and women organized around the three ideals of ‘True Comradeship’, ‘Mutual Help’, and ‘Sound Memory’. As such the ideal is to help comrades in need, either financially or physically; and to remember all servicemen who have answered the Sunset Call, both in war and peacetime.

The headquarters of the order are located at Warrior Gate, the foremost M.O.T.H. shrine situated on the grounds of The Old Fort and across the road from Kingspark Cricket stadium. In addition to its function as the group headquarters, Warriors Gate is also home to an incredibly interesting Museum of Militaria, displaying hundreds of artifacts from across the world spanning multiple armed conflicts in which South African forces were involved.

Primarily covering the early wars like the Boer War, 1st and 2nd World Wars and the Border Wars, the war museum is stocked with all manner of uniforms, regiment/unit badges, rifles, guns, medals, medical and hand tools.

It is an incredibly interesting collection of war memorabilia and perhaps of course particularly poignant for any visitor who perhaps partook in any of these armed conflicts.

The museum is open to the public and entrance is free – though donations towards the upkeep of the facilities are of course welcomed.

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Joke: Until Death do Us Part Jokes & other Funny Stuff 04 FEB 2011

Mary Clancy goes up to Father O’ Grady after his Sunday morning service, and she is in tears.

He says, “So what’s bothering you, Mary my dear?”

She replies, “Oh, Father, I’ve got terrible news. My husband passed away last night.”

Without hesitation, the priest says, “Oh, Mary, that’s terrible. Tell me, Mary, did he have any last requests?”

“That he did, Father.”, Mary manages to get out.

“Well, what did he ask, Mary?” asked the priest kindly.

She sniffs. “He said, ‘Please Mary, put down that damn gun…'”