Welcome to the Pocklington Branch of The Royal British Legion
'Service not Self'
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.
Kilnwick Percy Golf Club help the Pocklington Branch to attend the Great Pilgrimage 90.
The Pocklington Branch would like to thank the Kilnwick Percy Golf Club for raising £196.59 which will go towards helping the branch send two members to the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres before attending a parade and marching through the Menin Gate.
Kevin Warcup (Branch Chairman) and Mark Abel (Standard Bearer) exactly 90 years later, with thousands of Legion members will recreate The 1928 Great Pilgrimage to visit the same battlefields and then, on 8 August 2018, carry their standards along the same route to the Menin Gate, to commemorate the last 100 days of WW1 and represent an entire generation that served while defending their country.
Kevin will carry a special wreath with a message on from Pocklington School children that will be left at the Menin Gate for months afther the parade, tourists and veterans will be able to read this message along with many other messages left by other RBL Branches from across the country and world. Mark will carry the Pocklington Branch Standard on the same parade.
Pocklington Branch Chairman Kevin Warcup on left recieves a cheque for £196.59 from Daniel Littlewood of Kilnwick Percy Golf Club also pictured is Mark Abel Standard Bearer of the Pocklington Branch.
Special thanks go to Dawn Stone for coming up with the idea to support the Pocklington Branch.
See film of The Great Pilgimage in 1928 by clicking the Link below.
The next Branch Pub Night is at 7pm on Thursday May 03rd 2018 at the The United Services Club. This is not a late night so please come along early and join us for a drink and chat, if anyone needs a lift to get down please contact us!
The next Branch meeting will be at 1.30pm for 2.00pm start, on Thursday 10th May 2018 at the Station Hotel, Pocklington, opposite All Saints Church. All are welcome to join us.
For future meetings and events. Click here.
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.
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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.