Welcome to the Somme Branch of The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.


View our News & Events calendar for details of local Remembrance events.


1st JULY

Every 1st July the RBL in conjunction with the British Embassy, Paris, hold a service of remembrance to commemorate the First day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

This event has now been taken over by the RBL NATIONAL EVENTS TEAM  to whom all enquiries regarding this event should be addressed. Please see the RBL main website for updates.



Every 11th November the Somme Branch hold a Remembrance Service at the Thiepval Memorial 

The ceremony is a non ticketed event to which all are welcome to attend.

The service normally starts at 10.45am.

Attendees are advised that their is no seating provided at this event and limited parking. Early arrival is suggested.


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