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.
All members, family and friends are invited to the Members Summer Barbeque to be held at 10 Summersfield Close, Minchinhampton on Saturday 29th July 2017 starting at12.00 noon. The cost is £8.50 payable on the day, but please contact our Poppy Appeal Organiser Paul Hayward to book your place. Please bring your own drinks. All proceeds from the event will go to The Poppy Appeal.
The next Branch meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at the Cotswold Club, starting at 7.30pm.
The guest speaker will be Squadron Leader Jules Merrison - "My Life in the Royal Air Force"
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.