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        Branch News                                                          September 2018

LOCAL MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION TO REPRESENT ILMINSTER AT WW1 COMEMMORATIONS IN BELGIUM

TWO members of the Ilminster branch of the Royal British Legion have returned home having taken part in a moving Pilgrimage of Remembrance to the battlefields of the First World War.

The Royal British Legion event, known as Great Pilgrimage 90, took place between August 5-9 and was one of the largest in the charity’s history with thousands of people involved.

GP90 marked the 90 years since the original Royal British Legion pilgrimage in 1928 which saw 11,000 First World War veterans and war widows visit the battlefields of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium a decade after the bloodshed had ended.

Legion members, Dean Brown and Paul Sainsbury, represented the Ilminster branch at the GP90 as standard bearer and wreath layer respectively where the event concluded with a poignant march through Ypres to the Menin Gate on August 8.

 

Ilminster Branch Diary Dates 2019

 

Thus 6 Jun 19    D - Day

Mon 24 Jun 19    Branch Meeting - Bowling & Tennis Club at 7.30pm

Mon 22 Jul 19    Committee Meeting - Bowling & Tennis Club at 7.30pm

23 Sep 19         Branch AGM - Bowling & Tennis Club at 7.30pm

Sun 25 Aug 19   Party on the Park - Recreation Ground at 12pm

Mon 28 Oct 19   Committee Meeting - Bowling & Tennis Club at 7.30pm

Sun 10 Nov 19    Civic Remembrance Service and Parade - Minster at 3pm

Mon 11 Nov 19    Act of Remembrance - War Memorial - Minster at 11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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