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Armed Forces Day 2021

A couple of photos were taken on the day to mark the occasion. 

We were fortunate to have a Bugler from the Wyton Area Voluntary Band. 



On the 15 May 1921, the Royal British legion was formed and 100 years later, members of the branch marked the Centenary. 

Chris Strand, Brian Strand, David Henrick and Stuart Ainsworth

To mark the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021. 

President (Capt.RN (Retd) Garry Newton) and Chairman (Mr David Henrick).


Kimbolton Branch Royal British Legion Commemorations 2020

Memorial at Tilbrook Church

Kimbolton Branch members, Terry Rees and Pauline Swinden and locals gather at Tilbrook church to remember.


Reverend Pihilip Howson gave a short service with various representatives including Mr Jonathan Gray representing Huntingdonshire Disctrict Council, Mr John Hill representing Kimbolton Branch Royal British Legion, Master Sergeant Chris Chukta USAF representing the US Visiting Forces in the UK, Jonathan Gray representing Huntingdon District Council, Mrs Dawn Gooderham representing Kimbolton Parish Council and Mr Chris Bates, from Kimbolton School, representing the 379th Bomb Group Association.

Master Serjeant Chris Chukta USAF


Mr Jonathan Gray


Mr John Hill


 Mr Andy Griffiths from Stow Longa brought along 3 of his World War 2 military vehicles


 Captain Garry Newton and Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr Andy Harter CBE DL FREng laid wreaths

 Mrs Gill Walker read the names of the fallen from the village

 Kimbolton Memorial


 Mr Russell Gooderham and Mr Brian Strand who paraded the Union Flag and Branch Standard and Mr Ian Walker for acting as Escort.


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               Memorial Service for Pte William Horsford at Stow Longa                            8th May 2016 

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                            Branch outing to Jersey in May 2016      

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              Branch Standard Bearers at Kimbolton Celebrations for                             the Queens 90th Birthday.                                


The Summer lunch 2016

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Members standing for the formal part of the Summer Lunch..

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The working side of the Summer Lunch. Helpers in preparing the Hall and the ladies who assisted in the buffet


Remembrance Day Parade Kimbolton 2016

 2016 Remembrance

          Wreath bearers from the school ready to hand over wreaths                                                                           

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   The Standard bearers and escorts

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 Wreath bearers from Kimbolton school Combined Cadet Force.

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Pete Digby, Vicky Whittle and John Hill on parade

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One of our American Colleages Marcus McGuiness lays a wreath on behalf of the US Forces

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Part of the large contingent of Branch members awaiting the wreath laying

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 Standard bearers and escorts during the wreath laying ceremony

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 The school headmaster and our president at the March Past



Pat Thurlow....and we could be in trouble if he gives the "Eyes Right" at the marchpast



More members on Parade..Jim Bacon leading

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Left to right.Brian Trott, Vicky Whittle, John Hill, John Mayes and Max Hartley 



Standard Bearers and escorts and the Guard of Honour


Some of the serving servicemen who parade with the Branch led by Cpl Chris Strand REME 


Kimbolton Branch members  march away from the church for the marchpast


Sqn. Ldr. Laura Hadden  (CCF. Contingent Commander) leads the contingent officers on parade.


Part of the RAF Contingent from the school



 The Drum Major and the band...keeping us in step.


...and this year good to see the cubs joining in.


...and part of the Navy contingent


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Chairman Pete Digby presents Roy Bruce with a certificate for dedicated service to the Branch

Well done Roy !


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The Standard Bearers leave the church


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The Standard Bearers  (Roger Watson and Brian Strand) and the School contingent (Sqn Ldr Laura Hadden) parade outside the church. 


 The piper plays the Armed Forces Day congregation from the church


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Capt. Chris Groom (the retiring bandmaster) thanks the Legion for the gift of the Rose Bowl

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Our two Standard bearers and Roger's  wife Wenda at the Armed Forces Day lunch

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Summer Lunch 2017


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 Oh Come on Jill, it wasn't that big !!


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Sheila and Cecil Knight...ex WW 2 veteran


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Geoff Gorham. Can't you tell he was an ex policeman?


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Sue Farrow on the right

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............and a couple of tough looking hombres

Nigel Holyoak and Len Haley


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Lovely smile for the camera......

Jim Baker, Angela Wood and almost Neil Silbey


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If the devil  could cast his net !!!!!!!

Patty can't you smile with your eyes open?

Patty, Vanessa and Eileen


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All the way from sunny Stonely



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Now that's what you call a smile Judith with Audrey and Penny


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Bill Pinkney and his wife Heather....posing !


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 Christopher and  Sam on the guest's table


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 Ed and Maureen Sloper chatting with Pam and Steve Craven


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Whatever is David doing.  Leading an orchestra or demonstrating swimming lessons ?


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Some of the ladyhelpers:  Hilary Robinson, Mavis Campion, Gill Walker, Rosemary Bruce, Joan Gordon and Pat Trott

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Philip and Marilyn Ivory, Valerie and  Derek Relf, Cecil and Sheila Knight...posing

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Phyllis Parratt, Elizabeth Stevens, Terry Rees and Pauline Swinden


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Sheila Knight and Derek Relf putting the world to rights. Cecil looks on !!

20170730 130938 2Nice to see your back Rosemary. While Terry and Pauline sell raffle tickets.

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 Jim Baker, Angela Wood, Neil Silbey, Patty, Vanessa, Eileen and Pam



David Smith as Sgt. Pepper

and Janice Ferguson as Mary Quant


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Many Kimbolton Branch members attended the service.

Brian Strand carried the Standard and John Hill, Terry Rees and Pauline Swinden took the salute.




Leaving School


The Standard bearers leave the school

On High St


......and make their way up the High street

Leading the parade

The Long Trek

Chairman Pete Digby leads the Legion on the long trek ( for some) up the

High Street


Half Way Therre

a third covered. Well done everybody !


meanwhile Sqn Ldr Laura Hadden leads out some of the Senior cadet Officers


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The Standard bearers led by two serving members



The Standard Bearers Awaiting the "silence"


March Past

Pete Digby leads the March Past

The salute was taken by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant

Lady De Ramsey



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Eyes right ...and most did !!!






The cenotaph..Kimbolton High Street


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Very smart. All on parade



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