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News from Royal British Legion

Are you proud of the courageous men and women of our armed forces who have selflessly upheld our freedom against aggression for so many centuries?   Are you proud of the ongoing peacekeeping assignments our armed services are conducting in strife-torn areas of our modern world, and their efforts in providing crucial humanitarian support in disaster situations?   If you are, why not consider becoming a member of the Royal British Legion?

The Royal British Legion in Minchinhampton is calling for new recruits to augment and strengthen the membership of the local Branch.  Minchinhampton was one of the first Branches in the country to be founded in 1921, and has served the local community for nearly 100 years.

We welcome men and women of all ages, and you do not need to have served in the armed forces to become a member.   Why don’t you come along and meet us?

There is more to The Legion than the once a year Poppy Appeal and Act of Remembrance, although one of our main goals will always be to keep Remembrance alive and to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by our armed forces across the years, and still today. Through our work with our local schools, we try to ensure that future generations will not forget the gallant service of the brave men and women of our armed forces.

Becoming a member provides the opportunity to get involved in the wide range of social and welfare activities and events held locally throughout the year. Our members play a vital role in ensuring that The Legion can continue to provide life-long support to the armed forces community, through building relationships and shared experiences with like-minded people in the Branch, whilst reaching out to those in need of support through the Branch Community Support programme.

We meet bi-monthly from January to September on the first Wednesday of every other month, at the Cotswold Club in Minchinhampton High Street, starting at 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome.

Our next meeting takes place on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and our speaker for the evening will be retired meteorologist Ken Ingamells who will be talking about Climate Change – Fact or Fiction.

For further information, please contact the Branch Secretary