Welcome to the Bottisham & District Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance. Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
Every year the Legion creates a Remembrance theme as a way of shaping and communicating the different Remembrance activities taking place. N.B. A theme is not the same as a campaign!
The global, national and local impacts of Covid-19 have, though for very different reasons, given rise to many similarities in emotion, feeling and experience between many people today and the Second World War generation whose service and sacrifice 75 years ago bought the Second World War to an end.
While there may not have been any social distancing 75 years ago, familial dislocation, personal loss, isolation, the feeling of being forgotten and a fear of what was to come next, are just some of the ways that we can connect Then and Now.
In doing so we commemorate and remember the millions of British, Commonwealth and Allied men and women whose service and sacrifice secured peace and freedom 75 years ago, and the thousands of men and women today, Armed Forces and key workers, whose service and sacrifice continues to protect us today