Welcome to the Penryn 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.
Penryn Branch meets at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month from February to November inclusive at the Penryn Bowling Club Quay Hill, Penryn.
As you will be aware it is the 50th anniversary this year of the deployment of British troops onto the streets of Northern Ireland in 1969.
Over 300,000 service personnel were deployed to Northern Ireland over the subsequent 38 years. In total 1441 UK Armed Forces personnel died as a result of operations in Northern Ireland or paramilitary actions in other countries.
To mark this significant anniversary we will be hosting a commemorative event at the NMA on the 14th August 2019.
The event will be open to recipients of the General Service Medal ( Northern Ireland). Representatives from families of British Armed Forces personnel killed as a result of operations in Northern Ireland are also invited to register their interest. Registration for the event will be open in Spring 2019 however people are being encouraged to register their interest for this event now.
Please see the link below to the page on the website which provides more information as well as the link to register. The event is also being promoted via the Regimental Associations.
This is a very significant event for us this year and will be of profound importance for many veterans and their families. Please do all you can to promote this event by passing it around your members, especially those who served in Northern Ireland.
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 Tony Hendra.
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.
If you would like to join the Royal British Legion, you can now join online, just click on the red "Join now" link below.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.