Welcome to the Old Trafford 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.
Old Trafford Branch meets The second Wednesday of every month at 8.00PM At the Village Pub, 3rd Avenue, Trafford Park, M17 1DQ.
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 served in the Armed Forces or not.
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 us.
Old Trafford Branch are hosting an event at Longford Park (Quadrant entrance) on Sunday 19th June from 1-5pm
The event will have stalls from various local businesses and charities, a football competition, face painting, bouncy castle, live band and choir, military vehicles on display plus much more.
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The Branch Chairman Mr John Barnes has become the County Poppy Appeal Co-ordinator for Greater Manchester County; seen in picture below with other new CPAC's from Cheshire.
"Singer/songwriter Emma Holbrook has dedicated her new album "Take my Heart" to all serving and former service personnel and is donating proceeds of the album to the Royal British Legion. The CD features some of the well-known war-time songs, as well as several songs that Emma wrote herself.
Emma launched her CD at the Armed Forces Week Gala Dinner held on Friday, 28th June 2013 at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool.
Emma, who was a finalist in the 2010 Miss Blackpool Beauty Pageant is also an accomplished pianist.
A guest at the Gala Dinner said: "I think this is a really lovely thing that Emma has done."
Photo taken by P. Breeze features John Barnes, Old Trafford Branch of RBL with Emma Holbrook at the Gala Dinner on 28th June 2013
Trip to NMA 28th April 2013 attended by Branch Chairman Mr John Barnes
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.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.