Somme Branch


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 Somme Branch in conjunction with the British Embassy, Paris, hold a service of remembrance to commemorate the First day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

The service normally commences at around 10.30 am.

RBL, ex Service and regimental association standards are all welcome.




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


Photo: Steve Berridge

 The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme was built between 1928 and 1932. it bears the names of over 72,000 names of those soldiers of the United Kingdom and South Africa who were killed in action in the Somme area and who have no known grave before 20th March 1918.

The Memorial is the focal point of the Branch's remembrance services.

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