Below is a list of dates for your diary on what's happening in the Mansfield Branch of The Royal British Legion.
BRANCH MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE GAS BOARD SOCIAL CLUB, RATCLIFFE GATE, MANSFIELD ON THE 1ST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH COMMENCING AT 7.30PM.
Next Meeting: Wednesday 1st June 2016.
New members are always welcome. You do not have to have served in the armed forces but simply support the aims of the Royal British Legion which are to support the serving and ex-service community wherever they can.
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Tuesday 31st May 2016: Battle of Jutland centenary commemoration. St Lawrences Church, Skerry Hill, Mansfield. Service starts at 7pm but the format is as per H.M Ships so there will be a warning ‘pipe’ 3 or 4 minutes prior. 8 Mansfield men died at Jutland and 4 of them are commemorated on St Lawrence’s War Memorial so the venue is very apt.
Sunday 5th June 2016: Annual rededication at Southwell Minster. A wreath laying ceremony, lead by the Lord Lieutenant, Sir John Peace, and the County Chairman will take place at The Burbage, Southwell. Timings are:
1730 - Muster at the Burbage
1800 - Wreath laying ceremony
1815 - Parade steps off
1830 - Minster service starts
Sunday 26th June 2016: Armed Forces Day. The branch will have a stall on the Market Place from 10am to 3pm. Please feel free to come and say hello.
Saturday 2nd July 2016: Centenary commemoration of the 1st Battle of the Somme. 11am at The old Town memorial on Carr Bank park.
Friday 28th October 2016: Poppy Appeal social evening, fund raiser and Clipstone & Forest Town branch launch. Same lines as last year’s great night. Female vocalist Emma James, disco and raffle. FREE admission.
Sunday 30th October 2016: Mansfield and Mansfield Bellamy Festival of Remembrance. Palace Theatre, Leeming Street. Featuring the Mansfield Male Voice Choir, Nottingham Ukulele Club, Blidworth Welfare Band and hopefully a cadet unit. Tickets will be available from the box office in September. I believe the price is being held at £5.50.
Friday 11th November 2016: 2 minutes silence ceremonies will be held in The Four Seasons Centre and also at Carr Bank Park.
Sunday 13th November 2016: Remembrance Sunday Parade. Starts with a wreath laying ceremony at the Civic Centre at 10am followed by a march through the town to St Peter's Church for a remembrance service.