Welcome to the Hardwicke & 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.
Hardwicke & District Branch parade on both Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
Tony Eagles MBE
This is to advise that our former President and long standing member of Hardwicke & District Branch Royal British Legion Anthony Paul (Tony) Eagles MBE sadly passed away this morning 29th February 2016. He was 87 years.
Tony enlisted on the 16th October 1945 and joined 27th Trg Bn, Derby. Moving then to Colchester he finally joined the 61st in July 1946 in Berlin. Tony went on to serve in the Intelligence section from B Company. On returning back to B Company he then went on to serve in Bermuda and Jamaica where he joined the Corps of Drums in 1948. After his Python leave he was posted to the Royal Hampshire Regiment. Eventually Tony returned to the UK and joined 1 Glosters in Colchester in 1950 where he re-joined the Corps of Drums.
In November 1950 Tony was sent to Korea where he served in Bn HQ, 1 Glosters. and was subsequently captured at the Battle of Imjin, where he remained a POW until 13th August 1953. Tony left the army 10th January 1954.
Tony was instrumental in setting up the British Korean Veterans Association in 1978. He served 6 years as National Chairman 1982 – 1988. He was a member of the National War Memorial Committee which had the Korean War Memorial sited at St Paul’s Cathedral. Tony was awarded the MBE in the Birthday honours in June 1989 whilst he was Executive Vice-President of the British Korean Veterans
At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them!
Sunset at Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery near Ypres Belgium
Tues 28th October 2013
Site of the Christmas Truce 1914, Ploegsteert (Plug Street) South of Ypres, Belgium