Welcome to the Kimbolton Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
Remembrance 2015. (8th November)
The salute this year was taken by Huntingdonshire County President (Col Bristow OBE DL)
The Branch members and visitors parade at 10.40, (outside Lewis Hall) along with cadets from Kimbolton School to march to Church. At 11.00 hrs a short wreath laying was held at the War memorial, followed by a church service. After the service the parade marched back to the Castle (Kimbolton School). Music provided by Kimbolton School Cadet Band.
Before the main service and parade the Branch laid a wreaths at The Airfield Memorial to the memory of 379 Bomb Gp. (09.30 hrs)
Remembrance 2016. (12/13 th November)
Our Branch Standard Bearer (Roger Watson) represented the Branch at the Festival of Remembrance held at the Albert Hall on the 12th November. 5 branch members went up to London to support him.
On Sunday, the 13th November at 0930 hrs, a short ceremony was held on the site of the memorial to the 379th Bomb Group (Heavy) USAAF who were stationed at Kimbolton Airfield from May 1943 to July 1945.
At 1040 hrs,in the village, over 40 branch members marched to the church for the wreath laying ceremony. This year for the first time for many years, we were accompanied "on parade" by the cub scouts. Later at the marchpast, the salute was taken by our own Branch President Col.Elizabeth Coles TD.
Prior to the church service, as usual the names of the fallen of Kimbolton and the surrounding villages were read out followed by the names of the fallen of Kimbolton School in front of the thousand or so civilians who lined the High Street.
Members of the Branch were later entertained at the school by the Headmaster