Poppy Appeal and other British Legion news
Thank you again to the people of Hungerford, the Poppy Appeal amount now
stands at £27,643.99, a record.
As I write this our Chairman, John Parry, and our Standard Bearer, Robert
Myall are in Belgium laying a wreath from the People of Hungerford. This
ceremony is taking place to mark 90 years of a pilgrimage that the then
British Legion organised for war widows and veterans to go to visit battlefields
and the Menin Gate at Ypres. I will ask the for a report and hopefully some
pictures for the next issue.
The Poppy Thank You evening will now be held on 7th September starting at
7.30pm at the RBL Club. Please come along and meet ourselves and collectors
old and new.
The Band Concert will take place on the 14th October starting at 7.00pm,
in the Corn Exchange. Tickets are £7 and will be available from mid
On November 3rd we will have an evening of music designed to embarrass our
children and grandchildren- that’s right we show the younger generation
how to enjoy themselves. The Sagalouts will be entertaining us at the Legion
Club. Tickets are £10 and will include a Ploughman’s Lunch and
will also be on sale from mid September.
This year’s Remembrance Sunday falls exactly 100 years to the day
of the end of the 1st World War. Please can we have a large turn out to
honour those who fought and to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice not
only them but in all conflicts.
If any ex-service personal or their dependants are seeking help from the
Legion the first contact is now made by phone using 0808 802 8080, (free
from UK landlines and main mobile networks). Access can also be made via
email (go to
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/helpline and follow
Any further information about the ‘Legion’ can be obtained by
calling 07799 660584 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Derek and Di Loft