Welcome to the Ivybridge Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.
PLEASE NOTE BRANCH MEETINGS NOW START AT 7.30pm
Ivybridge Branch usually meets at 7.00 for 7.30pm start on the second Wednesday of the month at The Sportsmans Inn in Ivybridge.
Next Meeting is 12 September NO August meeting due a large number of absecences, holidays GP90 etc. All are welcome.
Latest updates 06/08/18
Poppy Appeal 2017/18
Following this years launch event at The Exchange Ivybridge Poppy Appeal went well and we have so far raised £25533 This is a fantastic effort for this years appeal. Big thank you to all who helped out or donated.
The national total currently stands at over £44.5 Million.
Great Pilgrimage 90
A decade after the end of WW1, veterans and war widows visited the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres before marching to the Menin Gate in Ypres on 8 August 1928.
Exactly 90 years later, thousands of Legion members will recreate The 1928 Great Pilgrimage to visit the same battlefields and then, on 8 August 2018, carry their standards along the same route to the Menin Gate, to commemorate the last 100 days of WW1 and represent an entire generation that served while defending their country
Read more about GP90 Here
Chairman Dermot Roberts is going to walk the Two Moors Way, yes all 105 miles of it, over 6 days starting Easter Monday in Lynton and finishing in Ivybridge on Sat 7 April. He is doing this so Ivybridge can be represented in the Royal British Legion Centenary WW1 Remembrance Services in Ypres for GP 90. All the details are below and you can sponsor him by following the 'go fund me' link below. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou to local businesses
Branch Chairman Dermot Roberts presents Certificates of Thanks to Adam Faulkner of Ivybridge Tool Hire and Stephen Lee of Palladium Timber. We would also like to thank Autotrim, The Balloon Shop, GKS, Filham Moor Garage and other local businesses who have contributed to the upkeep of Harrys Patch.
Argyle Ladies Once Again Wear The Poppy
Plymouth Argyle Ladies FC team representative Rachel Javan was delighted to meet Dermot Roberts, RBL Ivybridge Chairman and Standard Bearer Mick Knight at Harry's Patch Ivybridge, a project to create a 'Flanders Field' of poppies inspired by Harry Patch the last surviving WW1 Tommy who died in 2009 aged 111
Dermot said: 'The Royal British Legion are again honoured to support Plymouth Argyle Ladies for the upcoming season 2016/17 and would like to take the opportunity to wish them all the best for the year ahead and look forward to our continued association'. Argyle will once again have the poppy emblazoned on their team kit for this season.
The Federation of Plymouth & District Ex Service Associations
A diary of events can be found here. The branch is a member of the organisation.
Harry's Patch Latest News
Volunteers once again turned out to give the garden a tidy up and make over ready for Remembrance Sunday. If anyone would like to help with the garden please do not hesitate to contact us.
About The legion
Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.
Legion membership ensures that
- Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women have made are never forgotten.
- The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.
Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.
If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email Paul Chilarecki.