Welcome to the Minchinhampton 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.
Arrangements for Remembrance 2017
Friday 10th November - Minchinhampton School
All members are invited to attend the school Remembrance Assembly. Any support would be appreciated. The Branch Standard will be paraded for the children. Members to arrive at school for 09.20am
Saturday 11th November - Armistice Day
Everyone in the community is invited to assemble at 10.45am around The Cross for a short service, with representation from Minchinhampton Church. The Branch Standard will be paraded and support from members would be appreciated.
After the short service, a delegation from the Branch will lay crosses on the war graves in the Churchyard.
Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Sunday
The formal Service of Remembrance will be held in Minchinhampton School starting at 09.30am with representation from Minchinhampton Branch of the Royal British Legion.
At 10.45am, following the church service, representatives of community organisations are invited to gather outside the school and join the procession to The Cross for the Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths.
Minchinhampton Branch meets bi-monthly from January to September at the Cotswold Club in the High Street, Minchinhampton. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every other month and start at 7.30 pm. The AGM is held on the first Wednesday in October. See link>
Click on this link for a larger map of the Cotswold Club Location
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 a Service background or not. A large membership is vital for our welfare work and also for our political voice. It is important to preserve the Legion to ensure it's there to help beneficiaries in years to come.
There is much more to the Legion than the once a year Poppy Appeal, as money needs to come in all year round to keep pace with what is spent on aiding current and retired Service personnel and their dependants calls for assistance. In 2011 the Legion answered more than 160,000 calls for help from Service personnel past and present, and their dependants.
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 Hayward.
About The Royal British Legion
We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.
Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.
Almost 9 million people are eligible to call on the Legion for help. We spend £89million - or £1.7million every week - in direct welfare support to those who are serving in the Armed Forces, those who have served, and their dependants.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.