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.
Next Branch Meeting
The next Branch meeting will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 at the Cotswold Club in Minchinhampton, starting at 7.30 pm.
Our guest speaker will be Ian Mackintosh – The Life & Times of Longford Mills
PLEASE NOTE: BRANCH AGM TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2019
RNLI College Trip
Minchinhampton Branch has arranged a trip to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution College at Poole in Dorset on Monday 2nd September 2019. We are booked on the 11.00 tour of the College after which lunch will be provided in the Harbour View restaurant at the College.
The coach will be leaving Minchinhampton Scout Hut at 08.00 and will return to Minchinhampton around 18.00. The cost of the trip is £45.75 per person which includes coach travel, tour of the College and lunch.
If you are interested, please contact Paul Hayward on mob: 07792 981567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Closing date for places on the trip is Sunday 18th August 2019
Somerset Legion House Visit
Minchinhampton Branch has arranged to visit Somerset Legion House, Weston-super-Mare on Wednesday 11th September 2019. The Branch regularly supports Somerset Legion House, donating to the Welfare fund when possible.
Travel to Weston-super-Mare will be by private car and we will be arriving at Somerset Legion House at 12.30 for lunch, provided in the restaurant. Cost of lunch is £4.00 per head. We will have a tour of the House and facilities after lunch.
If you are interested in joining us on the visit please contact the Branch Secretary for further information
Minchinhampton Country Fayre
Minchinhampton Branch have requested a stall at the Country Fayre to be held in the town on Saturday 14th September 2019. We will be promoting our work within the service community and providing advice and information on how the general public is able to support our work, either through membership of the Branch or by volunteering with the Poppy Appeal.
Remember, you do not need to have served in the armed forces to become a member of the Royal British Legion
The Branch will be looking for support from members in manning the stall throughout the afternoon. Further information will be given at the Branch Meeting on 4th September 2019
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 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.