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Events During 2011

23 November

AGM - the review of year was aided by a diaplay of "Last Year's Highlights"AGM 2011 Elections showed no change in Officers but replacement of two resigning committee members. See Office Holdres... for current line-up The 10 years old winner of Class 1 of the Poetry competition had her entry read and she was presented with her prize. You can read it here.

19 November Remembrance Concert by Harborough Band includes the Last Post with 2 Cornet players and Standard Bearer.Concert 2011
13 November The Remembrance Sunday tradition of Parade to the Parish Church led by the ATC Band, a crowded Church for the Service and return to The Square for wreath laying, two minutes silence at 11 o'clock and a short service very well supported by the public.Sunday parade 13-11-2011
12 November Sunset Ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance included piper and drummer preceeding the standard, Last Post by a cadet and the winner of the poetry competition reading his excellent Poem.
11 November Wreath laying and silence observed by the Memorial Gates. Good public support including two classes of School Children.  11-11-11-2011
8 & 10 November Four members who had served in WW2, again took part in an annual event at the Museum for young school children about Remembrance.
1 November Branch lunch at The Angel enjoyed by 22 members including these shown here.Lunch 01-11-2011
29 October Poppy Appeal launch.Appeal launch 2011
25 October History of TRBL in Leicestershire project reception at County Hall. Four members attended. Branch Display included in the Exhibition.
15 October Successful Branch Coffee Morning. Kitchen duties were by just two very busy and efficient ACF cadets.
8 October Standard Bearer and members were present on The Square when the Royal Anglians excercised their "Freedom of Market Harborough"
6 October £ members attended a Poetry Workshop- part of the History of the RBL in Leicestershire.
4 October 19 members attended the Branch lunch at The Angel
25 September Drumhead service to commemmorate 90th anniversary of unveiling of Market Harborough WW1 Memorial. Standards 4
6 September 15 members attended the Branch lunch at The Angel
6 August Standard Bearer Hilary took part in the Parade at the Poppy Race Day at Newmarket, watched by her family
2 August 25 members attended the Branch lunch at The Angel

19 July

National Memorial Arboretum with RNA
3 July Armed Forced Day Event. Well organised, well attended and well supported by participants with static and active displays. Photos Armed Forces Day logo
12 June The Legion 90th Anniversary was celebrated at a Mad Hatter's Tea Party organised and hosted by the ATC Cadets. Great fun, lots to eat and some unusual head- gear! Photos
11 June Market Harborough Carnival in which the Branch entered a float in the Parade and had a display in the Recreation Ground Carnival Float more photos
7 June Another enjoyable Branch Lunch at The Angel, but a disappointing attendance.
28 May Members of the Branch, of RAFA, RNA and the Cadets helped at a very well attended coffee  morning and raised £499 towards the Armed Forces Day event costs.
11 May "Detectives" searching for clues in a lighthearted game after the business part of the Branch meeting (see report in Branch News of In Touch #152. detectives
13 April Two ATC Cadets made a presentation at the Branch meeting of money raised by their1084 Squadron for the Poppy Appeal. Presentation
11 March Branch 88th Anniverary Dinner held at Market Harborough Golf Club enjoyed by 70 members and guests including representatives of Desborough and Husbands Bosworth Branches.
9 March After meeting talk " The Afghan Dilema" by Sir Michael Carlton-Smith. Well attended by branch members and invited guests.
3 March Involved with County Archives Team's visit to MH Library publicising their 90 Years of RBL project
28 February 90 Years of RBL Information display set up in the Library. It lasts until 11 March 90 Years of RBL display
26 February Successful coffee morning raised £290 for Branch Funds.
16 February Provided County Archives 90 Years of RBL project the result of research of Branch Archives.
8 January County Conference at Melton Mowbray. Four members attended.
4 January 2011

Christmas Lunch at the Angel with RNA and RAFA View a selection of Photos

For previous events see 2010

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