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Awards

Welcome to the Alicante Branch of The Royal British Legion

National, District & Branch Awards 

Chairman's Forward - Awards

As a Branch we are very proud of the achievements and the progress made by the Branch over a relatively short period.  As Chairman I would just like to thank my Committee and indeed all of the Branch Members that have worked tirelessly to improve the Branch and our standing within the District.  

2022 Awards

At he District North Spain Annual conference which was held on the 27th of January The Alicante Branch were again awarded the Districts two highest Awards for the third year in succession the Chairman's Bugle is the Districts top award presented annually to the Branch that has made the greatest advances in furthering the aims and objectives of the Legion.
The second award The Recruitment Kukri is presented to the Branch that has achieved the best Membership percentage increase across District North Spain within the twelve months preceding the conference. 

District Chairman’s Certificate of Appreciation – Jonathan and Mark Knight
On Monday the 21st of February brothers Jonathan and Mark Knight were presented with the District Chairman’s Certificate of Appreciation at Castalla International by the District Chairman Jack Kemp.
Jonathan completed a cycle challenge by cycling from Tidworth in the UK to Orihuela Costa in Spain covering a distance of 1300 miles, his brother Mark accompanied Jonathon providing safety cover and planning during this gruelling challenge.
Over £1400 was raised by the brothers for the 2021 Poppy Appeal. On completion of the event Jonathan submitted an application in support of the Alicante Branch for a donation of £2000 from the Royal Warrant Holders Association Charity Fund. Jonathan, the Director and owner of Knights Tailoring Limited is a holder of the Royal Warrant for Businesses and the award was approved.
Both Jonathan and Mark are members of the Alicante Branch and the Orihuela Costa and District Branch of the Royal British Legion here in Spain..
I am sure that all Members of Spain District North will join the District Chairman on thanking the brothers for raising the sum of over £3,400 to support our Beneficiaries here in Spain.
District Chairman Jack Kemp with Jonathan Knight

2021 Awards

As The Royal British Legion (TRBL) celebrates its 100th Anniversary the Alicante Branch once again celebrates collecting two Awards at TRBL National Conference which was held on 15/May/2021.

The National Vice Chairman Joe Falzon OSJ BEM announced that the Alicante Branch were the winners of the prestigious Haig Cup, the Haig Cup is awarded for Efficiency and Progress (Large Branch).

Joe Falzon presents the plaque representing the Haig Cup to Jack Kemp at the Alicante Branch Poppy Ball

Joe Falzon then continued with the remaining announcements for the Cups and Shields, and for a second year in succession the Alicante Branch were announced as the winners of the McCrea Shield which is awarded to one of the 87 Overseas Branches for Efficiency and Progress.

2020 Awards

The Branch is pleased to announce that for the second year in succession the Alicante Branch has received the following District Awards:
The Chairman's Bugle
The Recruitment Kukri
In addition to these two awards Jack and Mary Kemp were also presented with the District Chairman's Certificate of Appreciation

The Chairman's Bugle

The Chairman's Bugle is the top District award, presented annually to the Branch that has made the greatest advances in furthering the aims and objectives of the Legion. Presented February 2021.
The Recruitment Kukri
The Recruitment Kukri is presented to the Branch that has achieved the best Membership percentage increase across District North Spain within the twelve months preceding the conference. Presented February 2021.

District Chairman's Certificate of Appreciation

 Jack Kemp, our Chairman and Mary Lou Kemp, our Branch Community Support Member and District Caseworker was nominated and received the District Chairman's Certificate of Appreciation, well done Mary and Jack for all you have done for the District, the Branch and the wider Legion, your commitment to BCS and Caseworking has been outstanding. Presented January 2021.

2019 Awards

The McCrae Shield (National Award)

  

The McCrae Shield which is awarded to one of the 87 Overseas Branches that during the year has demonstrated and achieved the most progress and has also increased its Branch membership, and is of a high standard of efficiency as determined by The Royal British Legion Membership TRBL Council.  Presented in September 2020.

 District Chairman's Bugle (District award)

The District Chairman’s Bugle is the top District award presented by the District Chairman annually to the Branch that has made the greatest advances in furthering the aims and objectives of the Legion.  Presented in January 2020.

 Recruiting Kukri (District Award)

The Recruitment Kukri is presented by the District Chairman annually to the Branch that has the best Membership percentage increase across District within the last twelve months.  Presented in January 2020.

Covid 19 Community Response Awards (National

Award)

Several Branch members saw fit to nominate our Chairman, Jack Kemp in the Individual Impact Award category. This category was the most contested throughout all the categories with some 80 people being nominated. It is with great pleasure that I can inform you that Jack was selected as runner-up at a live video awards ceremony. I am sure that all members will join me in congratulating Jack on this well deserved award. Awarded September 2020. 

The Fallen Hero Award (Branch Award)

The Fallen Hero Award, awarded at branch level. This is awarded to the Branch Member that has recruited the most Members since the last AGM.

Awarded October 2021 Hamish McConnachie

 

Awarded October 2020 Barry Thurston

The Chairman's Certificate of Appreciation (Branch Award)

Awarded October 2021 Hamish McConnachie

Awarded October 2021 Fiona Hedges

Awarded 2021 Janet Bricknill

Awarded October 2021 Pamela Twissell - Cross

 

The Chairman’s Certificate of Appreciation for the outstanding fundraising for the Poppy Appeal during the Covid 19 Pandemic, well done Mary Kemp, Wendi Longman and Margaret Palmer. Awarded October 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

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