Welcome to the Chippenham Branch of The Royal British Legion
Our Meeting Location
The Branch meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month in the upstairs function room at the Wetherspoons Bridge House Chippenham. The meetings begin at 1930 with many of the members remaining behind for a social afterwards. Everyone welcome.
Events for July 2015
10th Air Scouts A.G.M. The Chair and Committee asks all available members to be at the Air Scouts Scout Hut in Westmead Lane by 18:45 for a Affilliation form signing to the Scouts and a BBQ afterwards at £5.00 per head. Attendance to the Chair or Secretary ASAP
17th Presentation Affilliation Certificate. The Chair and Committee asks all available members to be at the Explorers Scouts in Westmead Lane by 19:30 to presesnt the certificate and badges. A BBQ is being held afterwards. Attendance to the Chair or Secretary
Events for August 2015
09th Sunday Lunch. This will be held at Weatherspoons timings to be confirmed. This will be a normal Sunday roast, with a normal size meal at £6.49 and a larger meal is priced at £7.49
Raffle Prizes are required for the Sunday Lunch
Events for September 2015
09th Monthly Meeting
19th Youth Activities Fayre and Victory Veterans Parade. This will be held to remember the Anniversaries of The Battle of Britain, VE Day and VJ Day, on River Island. Activities are being run from 10:00 to 16:00. Displays will be held by the Scouts and Cadets of Chippenham, as well as a Remembrance Parade Ceremony. The Chair and Committee ask all members to be available to help and participate in this event
See The Branch Diary (Link Below) for more / future events
Community Covenant Scheme
The Community Covenant scheme was launched
by the Government in 2011 following a high profile
Legion campaign on Armed Forces Covenant
issues. The scheme was announced by the
Prime Minister as part of a wider Armed Forces
Covenant package in May 2011: this followed
concerted cross-party campaigning in Parliament
and a meeting between the Prime Minister and
the Legion's Director General, Dr Chris Simpkins,
at which it was agreed that the principles of the
Armed Forces Covenant would be written into law.
This has now happened. The principles:
• Recognising the unique nature of Service,
• Ensuring that there is no disadvantage, e.g. in
accessing public services, as a result of Service
in the Armed Forces, and
• Allowing special treatment where justified, e.g.
in the case of injured personnel
have been enshrined in the Armed Forces Act 2011.
You can see the RBL "Local Government Best Practice Guide to Community Covenants" here.
Armed Forces Day