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Poppy Appeal 2021. Buy your poppy at:

Kellys Expat Shopping Amsterdam Ferdinand Bolstraat 139 1072 LG Amsterdam
Museum 1940-45 Kemperbergerweg 780, Schaarsbergen 6816 RX Arnhem
Pegasus Pub Zwanenstraat 4 6811 DD Arnhem
Kellys Expat Shopping The Hague Zoutmanstraat 22A 2518 GP Den Haag
Taste of Home Gedempte Oude Gracht 42 2011 GS Haarlem
Schoonoord Café Restaurant Pietersbergseweg 4 6862 BV Oosterbeek
Museum Airborne Hartenstein Utrechtseweg 232 6862 AZ Oosterbeek
Beleef Koffie en Theespecialities Dorpstraat 23 6871 AA Renkum
Kellys Expat Shopping Wassenaar Luifelbaan 50 2242KV Wassenaar

Although Covid-19 is still keeping us from meeting our members and followers, it does not keep us from remembering.

During the last year, which should have been the year to remember 75 years of Liberation of the Netherlands in full, the virus kept us inside or behind the screen of a computer.

You may have seen the remembrances we were able to organize or participate in. We will keep remembering is some way or form, no matter the challenges.

Looking towards an uncertain future, Covid-19 is going to stay in our lives for some time to come. We are not looking for the impossible, but for possibilities. Some small events or remembrances may be possible during the year and we intend to do our utmost to participate.

Lest we forget.

Ondanks het feit dat het coronavirus ons beperkt in het ontmoeten van onze leden en geïnteresseerden, weerhoud het ons niet van herdenken. Gedurende 2020, dat het jaar was waarin wij 75 jaar Bevrijding van Nederland konden vieren, hield het virus ons gevangen achter het beeldscherm van een computer.

U heeft  wellicht evenementen gezien, die we hebben georganiseerd of aan deelgenomen. Wij blijven herdenken, ongeacht de uitdagingen.

Wij kijken naar een onzekere toekomst, waarbij het coronavirus onze levens voorlopig lijkt te blijven beheersen. Wij zoeken niet naar het onmogelijke, maar juist naar de zaken die wel mogelijk zijn. Kleine evenementen of herdenkingen zijn wellicht mogelijk gedurende het jaar en wij doen onze uiterste best om hieraan deel te nemen.

Opdat wij nooit vergeten.

New Royal British Legion brand identity

New bankaccount for the RBL Holland Branch

The Royal British Legion Holland Branch has a new bankaccount. If you want to support the Poppy Appeal please use the following bank account:

General bank account (NEW) 
Name: The Royal British Legion Holland Branch
IBAN: NL20 RABO 0360 42 13 34 

Please note that it is our general bank account that has changed. The bank account number that is used for the payment of your membership fee will not change (IBAN: GB91NWBK60720170076359/Name: Charles Novacroft Direct Ltd re RBL).

Service of Remembrance Sunday November 8th/11.30 hours/online

A time to Remember the Fallen, our pre-recorded service. Normally we are there at the CWGC Oosterbeek War Cemetery, unfortunately this couldn't take place this year due to Covid-19.

Please look at our Remembrance Service and remember with us, the Soldiers who fought for our freedom.

Our Remembrance Service is broadcasted through our Facebookpage and You Tube.

This Commemoration service has been made possible by Gemeente Renkum, CWGC, Cynner Leiwakabessy, Renkum Nieuws (Devi van Hellesem), British Embassy The Hague, The Pipes and Drums of the Royal British Legion and Koninklijke Harmonie Oosterbeek.

Service of Remembrance Sunday November 8th/11.30 hours/online

Please join us in commemorating Remembrance Sunday. Our annual Service of Remembrance will be broadcasted through our Facebook page and Sunday November 8th/11.30 hours NL-time. Due to Covid restrictions there will be no service at the cemetery in Oosterbeek this year


This year, due to Covid restrictions, only at a limited amount of locations you can get a poppy. Please do not let this stop you of getting your poppy this year. Click on 'Poppy Appeal' on the left side of our website to find addresses nearby you

Saturday September 19th and Sunday September 20th we are present at the militariabeurs at Museum 40-45 in Arnhem. Hoping to raise money and awareness for the Poppy Appeal and for our branch. Do come and visit our information stall for a chat or to donate and buy one of our Poppy-products.

September 2019 will be a busy month for our Branch. We have the honour to be present at several Airborne-related events to carrier our standard, to lay a wreath and/or the raise funds and awareness for the Poppy Appeal.
For some of these events we are still looking for members/supporters who want to help in our information stall. If you are available during (part of) of the following events, please get in touch with our Poppy Appeal Officer:

  • Airborne Wandeltocht Saturday September 7th (between 07.30 and 16.30 hours or part of this periode)
  • Renkum Airborne Friday September 20th (between 10.00 and 17.00 hours or part of this periode)
  • Ginkelse Hei Saturday September 21nd (between 7.30 and 16.30 hours or part of this periode)

Social Meeting Special Edition: Sunday October 7th

Social Meeting Horse Races
Not only do you have chance to have a chat with other members/ friends/supporters and enjoy a lovely drink or two, you can also win some nice prizes by participating in horse races and a raffle.

The rules for the horse races are simple: buy as many tickets as you want for every horse race, each ticket costs €1,00 of which €0,50 go to the Poppy Appeal. 

The Holland Branch needs you in September.

This year we will be present at several Airborne-related events. We are looking for members/supporters who want to help to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal. If you fancy helping on our Information Stall during (part of) of the following events? Get in touch with our secretary/PR-officer Margreet Shorthouse-Kuiper for more information:

Airborne Wandeltocht Saturday September 1st

Bridge to Bridge Sunday September 9th

Renkum Airborne Friday September 21st

Ginkelse Hei Saturday September 22nd 

Airbornewandeltocht 4 Kopie


In 2018 The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

 Thank You

Festival of Remembrance: new procedure to buy tickets

Only if your are a member of the Royal British Legion you can buy tickets (maximum two tickets per member). Recent changes in Data Protection laws and increased security measures have meant a review of the process for obtaining tickets to attend the Festival of Remembrance was necessary. Under the new system, Members of the Royal British Legion can buy tickets on a first-come, first served basis, limited to two per member. Tickets for both the afternoon and evening performances go on sale at 9am (UK-time) on Monday 23 July. Members can buy tickets online at or by phone 020 7087 7929. The website currently redirects back to the Festival page, and on the phone ticket agents won’t take bookings until 23rd July. You cannot buy tickets directly from the Royal British Legion! Any unsold tickets will go on sale to the general public at the beginning of October. Details will be released on the Royal British Legion website at that time.

Alleen als je lid bent van de Royal British Legion kun je kaartjes (maximaal twee kaartjes per lid) kopen. Wegens de nieuwe Privacywet is de procedure voor het kopen van kaartjes bekeken en veranderd. De kaartverkoop vindt plaats op basis van wie het eerst komt, het eerst maalt. Mede daarom is een maximum van twee kaartjes per lid bepaald. De kaartverkoop voor zowel de middag- als de avondvoorstelling start op maandag 23 juli om 9.00 uur (Engelse tijd). Kaartjes kunnen alleen nog gekocht online of telefonisch gekocht worden via: / 0044 20 7087 7929. Het is niet mogelijk om kaartjes rechtstreeks bij the Royal British Legion te kopen. Eventuele onverkochte/overgebleven kaartjes gaan begin oktober in de verkoop onder alle burgers. Tegen die tijd wordt meer informatie bekend gemaakt via de website van de Royal British Legion. 

Picnic In The Park

All are welcome to come and join us for an afternoon of fun and all for a good cause:

180415 Poster Pub Bingo

Address of the Pegasus Pub: Zwanenstraat 4, 6811 DD Arnhem.


Social Meeting Sunday April 15th (Special Edition with Bingo)

Hope to see many of you at our Social Meeting on Sunday april 15th in the Pegasus Pub in Arnhem. Come along for a chat and a drink.
In association with the Pegasus Pub we organise a bingo. By taking part in the bingo you stand a chance to win nice prices.
All profits of the bingo go to the Poppy Appeal.
Our Social Meeting starts at 14.00 hours. Bingo starts around 14.30/15.00 hours. Everyone can join in. Feel free to bring friends or family. Details of the bingo will be announced by our bingo caller, bingo tickets/booklet can be bought on the day of the Social Meeting.

Another record breaking year for our Poppy Appeal here in the Netherlands. After expenses have been paid the amount of €12,399.58 has been remitted to the main appeal in the UK.  Our permanently on display boxes at several locations raised in excess of €1,700 while our Information Stall raised over €5,500. from various events throughout the Country.

 A massive thank you to our donors, be they members or supporters, pubs, shops, schools, offices & museums.
Also to the members... and supporters who have worked hard, in all weathers, to raise the branch profile, and funds, by assisting with the operation of our mobile Information Stall.


Following on from our joining together to watch the film ‘Dunkirk’ we are delighted to now offer you the opportunity to watch The Darkest Hour’’ with us. Please get in touch with us by February the 5th.

The film will be shown on Tuesday 13th February from 1900hrs onwards at Pathe(Cinemec) Ede. Entrance will cost only €7.00 per person. (payable at the reception desk). 

The Darkest Hour preview A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fi...ght for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Click here for a preview.

Also this year our Branch will be present at the British Car and Lifestyle Fair. Do come and visit our stall for a chat and to view our products:

Saturday 10 March: 10.00 - 17.00 hours

Sunday 11 March: 10.00 - 17.00 hours 

Come and join us on january 14th 2018 at our social meeting special edition. There are some nice prize to win. Everyone is welcome.

Special Edition Social Meeting Pub Puiz



Our annual general meeting 2018 will take place on Saturday november 17th 2018 at the Anglican Church in Utrecht. The church opens at 12.30. The AGM starts at 13.00 hours. More information will following about 1 month before november 17th 2018.

Onze jaarlijkse ledenvergadering vindt plaats op zaterdag 7 november 2018 in de Anglican Church in Utrecht. De kerk gaat om 12.30 uur open. De vergadering begint om 13.00 uur. Meer informatie volgt ongeveer 1 maand vóór 17 november 2018.


There are a few places left. Do you fancy a delicious Sheppards Pie? Get in touch with Brian Lewis from the Pegasus Pub Arnhem by this Wednesday (December 6th) at the latest.

Invitation Christmas Social Meeting

Not a member yet?: Nog geen Lid?

Membership to the Royal British Legion Holland Branch is open to everyone! The fastest way to become a member is to complete the application on our website

Iedereen kan lid worden van onze Branch. De snelste manier om lid te worden is door vul het aanvraagformulier op onze website in

Message from our Membership Secretary:

Dear Member, The Royal British Legion exists by the support of its members, you are very valuable to us. Around this time of year, many membership renewals are due. You can find this date as the expiry date on your membership card. If so, may we ask you to pay your membership fee (€30) to the account mentioned below. If you have additional questions, contact your membership secretary.

Geacht lid, The Royal British Legion bestaat door de steun van haar leden, u bent zeer waardevol voor ons. Rond deze tijd van het jaar verlopen veel lidmaatschappen. U kunt de verloopdatum van uw lidmaatschap vinden als de verloopdatum van uw lidmaatschapskaart. Indien dit het geval is, verzoeken wij u uw jaarlijkse bijdrage (€30) te storten op het onderstaande rekeningnummer. Als u vragen heeft, kunt u contact opnemen met uw lidmaatschapssecretaris.

Banking details: The Royal British Legion Holland Branch BR 3623 General Account: ABN AMRO - NL73ABNA0416412777

Kind regards, Met vriendelijke groet, Kees Spaamer Membership Secretary Tel: +31 (0) 6 502 82 923

 We are organising a pub quiz

in aid of The Royal British Legion

This pub quiz takes place at The Pegasus Pub, Zwanenstraat 4, 6811 DD Arnhem on Sunday 3rd September 2017 and we’d love you to come along and enter with a team.

What’s your knowledge of British films like? How good are your tin foil modelling skills? Come along to our pub quiz and find out!

Click here for more information



Impressive, inspiring war movie by Christopher Nolan

  We have arranged with CineMec in Ede for our Members, Supporters & Friends to attend a showing of this inspiring film. The film will be shown, for us, at 1900hrs on Friday 11th of August on their big screen and lasts about 105 minutes. We have negotiated a huge discount and you can gain entry for only €7.00 compared to the normal price of €11.00.

The address is:- Avenue of the United Nations 150, 6710 CA Ede. and is literally a 2 minute drive from the Ede exit, off the A12.

If you would like to attend please send a brief email message to: with name and numbers.

First Come First Served. Hope to see you there!!!!!

 Thanbyuzayat War Memorial Tour 2017 / 2018 organized by Burmatravel

Tours run from October to March 


Save the date for Picnic in the Park

Sunday 11 June, Torck Park, Wageningen, 15.00 – 19.00 hours.

Bring your own picnic basket and we will supply the music.

More information will be announced soon.

Social Event: Sunday May 14th CANCELLED

Due to circumstances there will be no Social Event on Sunday May the 14th.

We hope to see you all instead at our Picnic in the Park on Sunday June 11th, Torck Park, Wageningen

Social Event: not on Sunday 9th April

Due to circumstances there will be no Social Event on Sunday 9th April. We hope to see you all on Sunday 14th May in the Pegasus Pub in Arnhem for a drink and a chat!

Wanted: Fundraising Officer

The RBL Holland Branch is currently looking to appoint a Fundraising Officer.

Do you have experience in fundraising? Please get in touch with our branche honorary secretary mister E. Geurts:

    Poppy Appeal Period

    24 October - 12 November

    List of locations where you can get your Poppy

    Oosterbeek Remembrance Service

    Sunday Novembre 12th 2017

   At the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.


     Airborne walking march

    Saturday September 2nd 2017

If your are taking part at this walk come and join at our     stool. You can find us near the Airborne cemetery. 

     Cenotaph Ceremony & March Past

    12th of November 2017






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