Order of the Royal and Select Masters of England and Wales
District of Somerset and Wiltshire
The Thrice Illustrious Master degree, more commonly known as the Order of the Silver Trowel, has been performed in America for a number years and was introduced into this country in 2009.
The degree is both extremely interesting and colourful and takes place during the final days of King David, about 970BC, and recounts the abortive attempt of Adonijah, the half-brother of Solomon, to assume the throne and then the latter's anointment as King. It concludes with a remarkable discourse between David and Solomon.
Membership is by invitation only. The District Grand Master is invited to recommend a select number of Installed Masters to receive this degree, but is limited to one member for every Council in the District. Each recommendation has to be personally approved by the Most Illustrious Grand Master before the Companion can receive it.
Recipients of the degree are entitled to have a hallmarked Silver Trowel attached to the flap of their apron.
The degree is worked in a number of Royal and Select Masters Districts by Installed Masters Councils
|R. Ill. Comp. D Hartley||2008||Ill. Comp. G R Paskins||2012||Ill. Comp. I H Maxey||2017|
|V. Ill. Comp. A T Jones||2008||Ill. Comp. A L Thompson||2012|
|R. Ill. Comp. J Massey||2008||Ill. Comp. N F Bevan||2013|
|Ill. Comp. C T Cooper||2008||Ill. Comp. C T Callow||2013|
|Ill. Comp. S L Brailey||2009||Ill. Comp. G E Morris||2013|
|V. Ill. Comp. M P Burridge||2009||Ill. Comp. F S Parsons||2013|
|V. Ill. Comp. C Court||2009||Ill. Comp. J D Allen||2014|
|Ill. Comp. A P Beaumont||2009||Ill. Comp. T C Burton||2014|
|V. Ill. Comp. R J Tossell||2009||Ill. Comp. I P Cox||2015|
|Ill. Comp. A R Baker||2010||Ill. Comp. D J Stubbings||2015|
|R. Ill. Comp. D B Nelson||2010||Ill. Comp. P Cooper||2015|
|Ill. Comp. K R S Surry||2010||Ill Comp M W E Farrow||2015|
|V. Ill. Comp. R Trollope||2010||Ill. Comp. M Hopkins||2015|
|Ill. Comp. W Wood||2010||Ill. Comp. N K Handbury||2015|
|Ill. Comp. R T Cooper||2011||Ill. Comp. N B Hawes||2016|
|R. Ill. Comp. J S Honniball||2011||Ill Comp. J A N Frost||2017|
|Ill. Comp. C Lowther||2011||Ill. Comp. D T Carter||2017|
|Ill. Comp. P D S Wollington||2011||Ill. Comp. G J Hobbs||2017|
|Ill. Comp. M S Durant||2012||Ill. Comp. A G Badman||2017|