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Welcome to the Harpenden Branch of The Royal British Legion

Below is a list of dates for your diary on what's happening in the Harpenden Branch of The Royal British Legion.

Poppy Appeal

If you can spare an hour or two during the Poppy collecting time of 27th October to 10th November 2018, to help us continue this vital fundraising please give our Poppy Appeal Organiser Rosemary a call on: 07983 429771 or our Deputy Poppy Appeal Organiser Beverley on 07752 718412





15th January   Branch Meeting 7.45pm

16th  April       Branch Meeting 7.45pm 

Saturday 9th June

Stalls of Childrens games the ever popular "Catch a Duck" & "Sand in the Jars" plus Poppy Appeal goods  at Harpenden Carnival Saturday 9th June  On the common opposite the Silver Cup. Please come along and support us.  A fun day out for all the family.


Armed Forces Day Saturday 30th June 

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the War Memorial, Church Green at 11am. Please come and join us to show your support for all Veterans and serving Armed Forces Personnel.


Sunday 9th July

Come along and find us at the Harpenden Highland Gathering, Rothamsted Park from 10am. Have a go at "Catch a Duck" or "Sand in the Jars". Poppy Appeal items will also be available.  An enjoyable day out for all the family in beautiful surroundings.


16th July Branch Meeting 7.45pm

15th October Annual General Meeting 7.45pm


The 96th Branch Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 15th October, 2018 at The Royal British Legion (Harpenden) Club Ltd, 21 Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2HU commencing at 7.45pm.

Nominations are required for the following positions by Friday 5th October, 2018

Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Standard Bearer, Deputy Standard Bearer and up to six committee members.

If you have an item you wish to be included on the agenda for discussion at the AGM please notify the Branch Secretary, Mrs R. Crofts in writing to the above address by Friday 5th October, 2018.

Any queries please contact the Secretary on 07983 429771



27th October Opening of the Field of Remembrance & "Thank You" at the War Memorial, Church Green, 11am.

All are welcome to join us to plant a wooden  cross in the Memorial Garden for those lost in conflict and to say "Thank You" to all those who served during the First World War in this centenary year.

The 2018 Poppy Appeal will also be launched.


27th October to 10th November Poppy Appeal collections take place.

If you are able to help with collections please give our Poppy Appeal

Organiser Rosemary Crofts a call on 07983 429771 or our Deputy Poppy

Appeal Organiser Beverley on 07752 718412


Sunday 11th November Remembrance Day Parade and Service

The Parade will form up in Rothamsted Park from 10.15am to parade to the War Memorial for a Service of Remembrance at 10.50am. 


The Harpenden Town Council are holding a WW1  "Beacons of Light" Ceremony on Harpenden Common Triangle commencing at 18.55 hrs to which all are invited.




Monday 21st January      Branch Meeting 7.45pm

Monday 15th April            Branch Meeting  7.45pm

June                                 Harpenden Carnival

Saturday 29th June          Armed Forces Day

Sunday 14th July              Harpenden Highland Gathering

Monday 15th July             Branch Meeting   7.45pm

Monday 21st October       Branch Annual General Meeting 7.45pm

Saturday 26th October to Saturday 9th November Poppy Appeal Collections




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