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Stamford Branch

History

Stamford Branch is one of 58 Legion branches in Lincolnshire. The Branch was formed on 7 June 1922. Its membership has almost trebled to 172 in the past four years and is drawn from all walks of life, both men and women, from ages 24 to 95. Its members include ex-Service personnel, currently serving personnel and people who have never served in HM Armed Forces.

The Branch organises the town Poppy Appeal which exceeded £34,000 in 2000. It plays a prominent role in the town's civic affairs - leading or taking part in the Remembrance commemorations, the Mayor's Parade & Service, the Wings Appeal and Battle of Britain Parade, and takes part in local re-enactment and period shows.

Members visit local care home residents and lead, with the help of other groups, in caring for the town War Memorial, and in sending parcels to the troops in Afghanistan. The Branch has close relations with other ex-Service organisations, has affiliated with Stamford's ACF and ATC cadet groups in helping them in their Youth in the Community programmes, and is forging close links with local schools.

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Our Founder Members. Standing L - R: Mr Scorboro, Mr Clancy, Mr Lincoln, Major Jones, Unknown, Mr Wright. Sitting L - R: Mr Jack Howitt, Mr Peasgood, Mr Edinborough, Unknown, Unknown

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