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Central Brittany Branch

2015

CHRISTMAS DRAW 2015: PRIZES SO FAR...
Tickets can be bought by contacting any member of the committee.

1. Thornton’s chocolates
2. Brittany ferries voucher £100
3. LD lines crossing 
4. Handbag
5. Scarf
6. M and S toiletries
7. Hamper 
8. Wonderbox for 2 nights B and B
9. Brittany ferries voucher £200
10. CBJ voucher
11. Tin shortbread
12. Box chocolates
13. Set 2 pictures
14. 3 bottles German wine
15. 3 bottles German wine
16. Bottle of
17. Hamper
18. Hamper
19. Watch
20. Pair glass vases

NEWSLETTER - 25th October 2015

Absolutely last minute news - You may like to take the opportunity to see the Lac de Guerledan before it is refilled, so on this Wednesday,October the 28th, a lunch has been arranged at the Merlin Restaurant, Anse de Sordan, 56480, Saint-Aignan. We will have a room overlooking the lake, and of course you could also take a walk in this lovely area. Booking is essential as soon as possible with Kate - 02 97 39 60 69 andpoppyappeal@rblbrittany.fr The cost will be 15€ for two courses, and you can choose either entrée and main course, or main course and dessert when you book. Drinks are not included, but you can buy your own, of course. The menu is - Terrine de Campagne de Melrand, Rôti de Porc à la Bretonne sauce au cidre, Far Breton or glace vanille Terre Bleue de Cléguérec. Special arrangements can be made for vegetarians if you tell me when you book.

Poppy boxes are being delivered all over Brittany and elsewhere, so if you need anything, or can take a box, please make contact with Kate - 02 97 39 60 69 or emailpoppyappeal@rblbrittany.fr If you would like a cross or wreath laid in Normandy or elsewhere, please ask me and we will do our best to arrange this.

Advance news - CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2015 WILL BE HELD AGAIN AT THE RELAIS DE L’OUST ON DECEMBER 15TH. Names as soon as possible please to Dorothy. Please state member or non member. Payment at the latest December meeting. The cost will be 21.80 euro for members, and 26.80 euro for non members. Contact events@rblbrittany.fr

Rememberance Service - On November the 8th, we will have our Royal British Legion Remembrance Service at Saint Bartholomews Church, Dinard, starting at 10.45am. Also, there will be ceremonies in Normandy – Ranville area on November the 10th and 11th. Please ask if you would like further information email chairman@rblbrittany.fr or tel. 02 97 39 60 69

POPPY NEWS

Poppy boxes are being delivered all over Brittany and elsewhere, so if you need anything, or can take a box, please make contact with your Poppy  Appeal Organiser, Kate - 02 97 39 60 69 or poppyappeal@rblbrittany.fr If you would like a cross or wreath laid in Normandy or elsewhere, please ask me  and we will do our best to arrange this.

On October the 26th, there will be a coffee morning in aid of the Poppy appeal at La Lande de Boloré, 56480, Saint-Aignan, between 10 and 12 noon, where ‘Tricia will be selling her lovely greetings cards. Booking would be appreciated and I can send directions if you need them.

You may like to take the opportunity to see the Lac de Guerledan before it is refilled, so on October the 28th, a lunch has been arranged at the Merlin Restaurant, Anse de Sordan, 56480, Saint-Aignan. We will have a room overlooking the lake, and of course you could also take a walk in this lovely area. Booking is essential as soon as possible with me – Kate - 02 97 39 60 69 and poppyappeal@rblbrittany.fr The cost will be 15€ for two courses, and you  can choose either starter and main course, or main course and dessert when you book. Drinks are not included, but you can buy your own, of course. The  menu is - Terrine de Campagne de Melrand, Rôti de Porc à la Bretonne sauce au cidre, Far Breton or glace vanille Terre Bleue de Cléguérec. Special  arrangements can be made for vegetarians if you tell me when you book.

At the VE/VJ End of War Tea-party, a plate was left behind. So if you are missing one, please let me know. The final profit was 680.04€. 

NEWSLETTER – 15th October 2015

On October the 31st, the Standard and Chairman will be present at a ceremony at Carantec, Finistere at 1600 hrs, during which the presentation of a  medal – Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, will be made to Rev. George Wood, (an R.A.F. pilot during the Second World War). For further details, please contact the Chairman 02 97 39 60 69chairman@rblbrittany.fr

On November the 8th, we will have our Royal British Legion Remembrance Service at Saint Bartholomews Church, Dinard, starting at 10.45am.

Don’t forget the next social at the Relais de L’Oust will be on November the 3rd, and the AGM is on 24th of November. The light buffet will be served  from noon, and the meeting starts at 1 pm. Please come.

The Christmas Lunch will be held at the Relais de l’Oust, Josselin on December 15th. Bookings are being taken by Dorothy, the events organiser. events@rblbrittany.fr

NEWSLETTER - 30th September 2015

The next social will be on October the 6th, as usual at the Relais de L’Oust near Josselin. All are welcome as always, members and non-members.

On the 5th October at Guidel there will be a ceremony starting at 10.30 hrs in the cemetery. The Chairman and Standard bearer will be in attendance.

For the inauguration of a stone to remember a newly identified Flying Officer Ernest Russell Lyon who was killed in 1944. For further information, please contact the Chairman by emailing, chairman@rblbrittany.fr or telephone 02.97.39.60.69

The Victory tea-party made a profit of 675.04€ and we would like to thank all those who attended and helped to make it such a success.

Please remember to let Kate know if you are able to take a box of poppies or if you would like just to have a few poppies. For further information, please contact - tel 02 97 39 60 69  or email poppyappeal@rblbrittany.fr  

On October the 11th there will be the usual Troc et Puces at le Sourn 10 – 2pm.

Poppy Appeal - Troc et Puces
Date: October 11th - Sunday
10am until 2pm
Salle de fete Le Sourn
Tables size just over 1m - 6 euro each.
Booking through Dorothy 02.96.24.28.05
events@rblbrittany.fr
Entry 1€ (under 12's free)

NEWSLETTER 7th MAY 2015

CHAIRMAN
Ceremonies which the Standard Bearer and Chairman will attend.

8th May 70th Anniversary of VE Day at Saint Aignan 56480. Ceremony at 1100 hrs at the War Memorial.
10th May Liberation of the town of Guidel 56520 in 1945. Ceremony at 1000 hrs at the cemetery in the town.
16th May Memorial National to the French Marins at Pointe Saint Mathieu near Plougonvelin 29217. Ceremony 1600 hrs.
For further details please contact the Chairman

8th May at Brignogan-Plages Mike Jones will represent the Branch for VE Day and the loss lives of the Canadian Frigate Athabaskan in 1945 off the coast of this village.
8th May Carol Welsh will lay a wreath in Vaufleury Cemetery, Laval during a ceremony to honour of two Halifax Crews who were shot down on 10 June 1944
Rodney Curtis
Chairman
Telephone 02 97 39 60 69
Mobile 06 06 41 77 20
email: chairman@rblbrittany.fr

POPPY APPEAL ORGANISER
Thank you all so very much for the wonderful present, certificates and new ‘award badges’ you arranged for us. It was such a surprise – we had no idea.
If you wish to order any wreaths or crosses or any other poppy related goods, please let me know as soon as soon as possible, so we can arrange to have them delivered free of extra postage costs.
Kate Curtis
Poppy Appeal Organiser
Tel 02 97 39 60 69 
email:kissmekate1@orange.fr poppyappeal@rblbrittany.fr

NEWSLETTER 23rd FEBRUARY 2015 - On Saturday February the 28th, our branch of the Royal British Legion will be present at a ceremony in Fouesnant in Finistere in conjunction with our French friends of the ANT-TRN. For further details, please contact the Chairman on chairman@rblbrittany.fr.

Please do not forget the usual monthly social at the Relais de l'Oust near Josselin. The next one is on March the 3rd  when we hope to see you.

If you would like to order any wreaths and are either able to collect from us, or if we are able to meet you for delivery, please put your order in as soon as possible, as we may be able to have them delivered to us free of postage costs.

Also, Kate is going to make an order to the Poppy Shop soon, for delivery here free of postage costs too, so if you would like anything, please let her know as soon as possible. You can see most of the items they carry by looking on their website.  Email: poppyappeal@rblbrittany.fr

CHINESE NEW YEAR - The Lantern Rouge in Pontivy is closed this year from just before Chinese New Year until March 2nd.  We have booked our annual Chinese get together for the 4th March, 12.00 for 12.30.  Names please before the end February so we can give numbers to them to prepare a large table for us.  No money before-hand, you all pay for yourselves on the day.  The meal costs about 11€ and drinks are extra.  The address is : rue Joseph Quilliou 56300 Pontivy.  Bookings please to events@rblbrittany.fr

Help save our Winter Fuel Allowance click here for more information

Troc et Puce - April 12th 10am until 2pm at Le Sourn - Booking for tables will be taken from the end of January.  Tables are just over 1m and are 6 euro each.  To book please contact our events organiser Dorothy by emailing events@rblbrittany.fr or tel 02 96 24 28 05

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