Welcome to the Pudsey & Farsley Branch of The Royal British Legion
Please check out our Facebook pages for current themes and news items that may be of interest and for photographs from this year's fantastic parade.
Pudsey Carnival - 18 May 2019
We will be at the Pudsey Carnival on the 18th May 2019. We have a lot of new and different merchandise to tempt you, so why not come along and see for yourself.
Armed Forces Day Fundraiser Weekend - 29th & 30th June 2019 @ The Royal Hotel, Pudsey
Two days full to the brim with bands and fundraising for three fantastic causes!
We are very proud and honoured to announce that this year Lyn Rigby and Family will be in attendance with proceeds being raised in memory of her son, Fusilier Lee Rigby.
Our Armed Forces Day Fundraiser Weekend is also helping to raise awareness of gulf war syndrome and funds in support of the 14th/20th King's Hussars. This is to help fund a much needed memorial at the national arboretum
We will also be donating to our local Pudsey & Farsley Royal British Legion Branch!
Help make this two day extravaganza our best Armed forces day yet! The Pudsey Community can and always does do so much!
Celebrating the Great War Centenary 1918 - 2018
Thank you to every one who turned out to support the First World War Centenary and our community commemorations. We were delighted to see so many people come and celebrate the centenary of the Great War and all the activity to support this, and to remember those who paid the ultimate price.
Pudsey Cenotaph Missing Names Project - Pilgrimage of Remembrance and Flanders Fields Research Trip 2018
In preparation for the End of WW1 Centenary, Pudsey & Farsley British Legion Branch has been researching all of the names on our Cenotaph in association with Pudsey & District Civic Society. The need has been to identify the final resting places and personal histories of the people named on it. This has now become a Heritage Lottery funded research project entitled “Pudsey and district WW1 Legacy, our community then and now”.
The aim is to have an accurate and complete database for the entire community to use.
The research into our Cenotaph names has found many eligible people to be missing from the Memorial inscriptions. Pudsey & Farsley British Legion Branch has been able to use this research to visit and remember many of our fallen in France and Belgium in the past. We are proposing to undertake one further research trip to commemorate those who are not named, confirming their final resting place where possible and Remembering them on behalf of the people of Pudsey and District.
We are also proposing that anyone from our Borough, not presently named on the Cenotaph, who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice, will be included on a new Roll of Honour board. This will sit astride one of the planters on the Pudsey Cenotaph plinth. This board will hold the names and dates of the newly identified members of our community, once a careful vetting process has been carried out. The unveiling to take place on the 11/11/2018.
We request from anyone with family members lost in either World War, that they believe deserving of inclusion, to submit their details to this website: http://www.pudseycenotaph.co.uk/missing-names.html
Other Dates for your Diary for 2018
Just a couple of dates for activities planned for this year to add to your diary. Please note these may be subject to change.
Pudsey St Lawrence Church Fayre - 23 June 2018 - 12.30 to 3.30pm
We’ll also be at the Pudsey St Lawrence Church Fayre again this year. There’ll be a host of activities and stalls as well as our Gazebo & Stall. Another chance for you to grab your new ducks or merchandise if you can’t make the Carnival.
The Poppy Appeal and Remembrance 2019
We are planning our Annual Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Activity and will update our Web and Facebook pages nearer the time. Please do keep checking back here or our FB pages to see what we're planning and how you can be involved. Volunteers are always welcome to help with selling poppies so if you're interested please get in touch.
Membership and Online Renewals
New members are always welcome and you can either apply online using the process outlined below, or you can contact us directly to arrange to complete this in person if you prefer (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please use the following link which now applies to renewals as well as new members joining. Remember to select Pudsey & Farsley RBL in Local UK Branches, to ensure that you are joining our branch.
Youth membership is NOT available online as a parent/guardian has to sign the form.
Membership applications can also be processed by phoning 0800 802 8080.
Please indicate that you would like to join Pudsey & Farsley Branch if you apply by phone, or your application might not be added to our Branch.