Welcome to the Bratton Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.
Bratton is a small picturesque village in Wiltshire. Located three miles east of Westbury, it nestles on the rising northern slope of Salisbury Plain. It is about 18 miles from the Roman City of Bath and just over twenty miles from the historical city of Salisbury. Westbury is conveniently located on the main line railway system to London. More information can be found on the village web site at: http://www.brattonvillage.org/
At the last census, Bratton was home to 1214 residents and has a thriving community of clubs, societies and social groups, one of which is The Royal British Legion. In the centre of the village is The Duke Public House, a shop and Post Office, a Community Primary School, the village Green, a Doctor's Surgery, along with three halls: The Jubilee Hall, The Pavilion and The Church Institute, where the Branch meets. The Branch currently has just under 60 members. Please note that meetings are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in HM Armed Forces or not; your rank for ex-serving members really is of no consequence in this friendly & welcoming Branch.
Legion membership ensures that
- Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women have made are never forgotten.
- The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.
Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.
If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions, please contact a member of the committee.
About The Royal British Legion
We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.
Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/counties/wiltshire for Wiltshire county information.