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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.

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FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE

At the last Annual Conference, Motion 4 called on us to return to the ticketing system of previous
years. It has to be noted that the process applied in 2018 was brought about by new legislation out of
our control, namely GDPR and the understandable need to heighten security advised by the
Metropolitan Police. On behalf of Members, the Membership Council (MC) asked that the ticketing
process be re-evaluated in the light of these new requirements which we have to enforce. The MC
additionally requested exploring the fairness of the new system in terms of distribution of tickets to
more Members and making sure we maximise the seating capacity of the Royal Albert Hall.

At the last Annual Conference, Motion 4 called on us to return to the ticketing system of previous
years. It has to be noted that the process applied in 2018 was brought about by new legislation out of
our control, namely GDPR and the understandable need to heighten security advised by the
Metropolitan Police. On behalf of Members, the Membership Council (MC) asked that the ticketing
process be re-evaluated in the light of these new requirements which we have to enforce. The MC
additionally requested exploring the fairness of the new system in terms of distribution of tickets to
more Members and making sure we maximise the seating capacity of the Royal Albert Hall.

Membership Ticketing

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance will be held in the Royal Albert Hall, London on Saturday 9 November 2019 with performances at 2.00pm and 7.00pm.
We have amended the ticketing process and members will be able to buy tickets on a first-come-first
served basis, in an exclusive Member sale, buying tickets directly from the ticket agent.

Requirements
In addition to the implementation of GDPR, the Metropolitan Police have asked for the following
information for all guests that will be attending the Festival of Remembrance, both afternoon and
evening performances:

o Full Name (this must be exactly as it appears on your photo ID)
o Address (please include post code)
o Date of Birth (please use the format DD/MM/YYYY)
o Email address
o Contact number

This information will be allocated to seat numbers and all tickets must be individually named.
The ticket agent has agreed to gather all the data on behalf of the Legion and will be GDPR compliant.
The ticket seller will share the data with TRBL and Met Police only. All data will be deleted within one
month after the event.

Improvements from 2018

The following improvements have been implemented based on membership feedback.

• An online seat picker which will allow members to choose seats next to others they may know.
• More call centre staff will be available during ticket launch week. This will decrease wait times
on the phone that were present in 2018.
• A staggered launch for afternoon and evening tickets. This will help ease pressure on call
centre staff.
• A better process is now in place for re-prints and last-minute name changes – this was
identified as a problem in the two weeks running up to the Festival.
• Each member will now be able to book up to 4 tickets for the afternoon performance. Evening
will remain as 2 tickets per member.

The process for purchasing tickets for the Festival of Remembrance is as follows:

Thurs 1 Aug      Evening tickets go on sale - All members of the Legion (including the Women’s
                        Section) can purchase up to 2 tickets from 10.00am for the Evening Performance by
                        phone or online.

Thurs 8 Aug       Afternoon tickets go on sale - All members of the Legion (including the Women’s
                         Section) can purchase up to 4 tickets from 10.00am for the Afternoon Performance
by phone or online.

                         The phone lines may be busy on both days (1st and 8th August) so we advise to use the
                         online seat picker to book tickets. Members can buy tickets online at
                         https://festivalofremembrance.seetickets.com or by phone 020 7087 7929. This link
                         will not be live until 1st August.

                         Each member must be prepared to quote the name of their branch and membership
                         number when booking, as well as the information requested by the Metropolitan
                         Police below for each guest to process the ticket booking:

• Full Name (this must be exactly as it appears on your photo ID)
• Address (please include post code)
• Date of Birth (please use the format DD/MM/YYYY)
• Email address
• Contact number

Payment will be taken at the time of booking. Postal applications will not be accepted

Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets will be issued before
full ticket holder details are received. Tickets will be posted directly to the lead ticket
booker in October. Once confirmed tickets sent are non-returnable or refundable. You
are able to change the name of your guest before 1 October by calling the ticket agent.
All membership numbers will be checked. A clause will be written in to the purchaser
terms and conditions that a refund will be processed if an invalid / fraudulent
membership number is used.

 

Fri 6 Sep           All membership numbers checked for validity by TRBL.
                        Invalid numbers are contacted and tickets will be refunded.

Mon 16 Sep        Refunded tickets go on resale (if applicable)


Mon 30 Sep        Ticket sales open to the general public.

Sun 13 Oct         All ticketing closes. Tickets are posted to the lead booker.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for both the afternoon and evening in 2019 (including VAT) are:

Grand Tier Boxes (afternoon performance only)       £30.00 per seat
Loggia Boxes (afternoon performance only)             £30.00 per seat
Second Tier Boxes                                                 £25.00 per seat
Stalls                                                                    £25.00 per seat
Circle (Centre)                                                       £10.00 per seat
Circle (Restricted View)                                            £10.00 per seat
Wheelchair spaces                                                     £10.00 per seat

There will be a nominal charge of £1.75 per order to cover delivery costs.

Carers accompanying a wheelchair space occupant will also be charged £10.00 for their seat.

Standard Bearers

Branch Standard Bearers, including those from overseas, who wish to participate in the parade of
Standards at the Festival, should contact their Membership Support Officer to apply by Friday 19 July.

Standard Bearers are entitled to bring a guest to the evening performance. Standard Bearers will be
given a unique code for the website to secure their ticket when all names are confirmed.

It is essential that Standard Bearers are physically fit and have a high standard of smartness
conforming to the guidelines contained in Chapter 6 of the Ceremonial Handbook. Standard Bearers
are required to attend the rehearsals during the afternoon of Friday 8 November (exact timings to be
confirmed). Participation is conditional upon parading in both the afternoon and evening
performances on Saturday 9 November. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

Standard Bearers will receive a payment of £50.00 to assist with their travel costs. All other expenses
are the responsibility of the Branch, County or District. In order to receive this payment, all
participating Standard Bearers will be asked to complete an online form before arriving at the Royal
Albert Hall. Forms submitted after the Festival will not be accepted.

Security
Due to heightened security measures the Metropolitan Police will need to conduct individual security
checks on all participants. Basic personal information will need to be provided in advance for each
applicant.

Ticket holders will need to bring with them both photographic ID and a document showing proof of
Membership (where applicable) for access to the Royal Albert Hall via manned Police entry points on
the day.

Dress
Members of the Legion attending either performance of the Festival of Remembrance are requested
to wear the Legion badge, tie and decorations

CENOTAPH CEREMONY

The annual National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday 10
November.

The Royal British Legion organises the annual Veteran March Past that passes the Cenotaph on
Remembrance Sunday for 10,000 British and Commonwealth former military and civilian Service
personnel.

Participants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Military or civilian men and women from the UK and the Commonwealth who served the
Crown on Military Operations
• Wives, husbands or civil partners of veterans who died as a result of their service in Her
Majesty’s Armed Forces
• A carer of a veteran requiring wheelchair assistance

Members of The Royal British Legion who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to march with
their relevant Corps, Regimental or Service Association.

Members who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to march as part of The Royal British Legion
contingent, should contact their Membership Support Officer before the 11th August.

 

 

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HELP US FIND OUR VETS

The Legion is on a mission to take all surviving WW2 veterans back to where they served.

Friday 2 February 2018
The Royal British Legion wants to take all surviving veterans of the Second World War on a free
Remembrance tour to where they served during their time in the Armed Forces.

Tours will take place throughout 2018 and will give WW2 veterans the chance to meet up with fellow
veterans and pay their respects at battlefield sites, cemeteries and memorials.
The Treasury is enabling these free tours to be funded by Libor fines,
and will enable the veterans to return with a family member and carer.

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer,
said: “I’m delighted that we can continue to support those who want to return with
The Royal British Legion to the countries where they served.
We have committed over £5 million of Libor funds to help those who fought for our
freedom to return to pay their respects and safeguard the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

No database exists of WW2 veterans who are still alive today, so the Legion is asking the public to help
us make sure every surviving veteran can take part.
If you’re a grandchild, neighbour or carer and know someone who fought in WW2,
please tell them about this opportunity and encourage them to sign up!

 

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2018 Branch Secretary Vacancy Advert

 

Camborne Branch and Committee meetings dates, times and venue posted in News & events.

Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.

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 on this site, please email Mr Jules Cooper.  

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.

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