Welcome to the Sudbury Branch of The Royal British Legion

 Branch Meetings are held at 7.30pm every second Monday in the month at

The Sudbury Snooker Club, North Street.

Sudbury Branch list of events 2019

Date Day Time Event
Jan 14th Monday 7.30pm Branch Meeting, Snooker Club
Jan 23rd Wednesday 7.00pm Poppy Awards Night, Snooker Club
Jan 26th  Saturday 10.15am County Conference, Needham Market
Feb 4th Monday 7.30pm Committee Meeting, Snooker Club
Feb 11th Monday 7.30pm Open night, "Beven-Boys" Barbara McElroy. Snooker Club.
Mar 2nd Saturday  9.00am Sudbury on Show. St Peters church, Sudbury
Mar 11th Monday 7.30pm Branch Meeting, Snooker Club
Apr 6th Saturday 6.30pm Branch Dinner Night, The Bull Hotel, Long Melford
Apr 8th Monday 7.30pm Open night, "Crime Scheme Investigation", Dave Smith. Snooker Club
April 29th Monday 7.30pm Committee Meeting, Snooker Club
May 13th Monday 7.30pm Branch Meeting, Snooker Club
May 18/19  Sat/Sun   Annual National Conference, Bournemouth
May 29/30



  Suffolk Summer Show - Ipswich
Jun 10th Monday 7.30pm Open night, "The Essex Scrubber", Christine Beedle. Snooker Club
Jun 18th Tuesday 8.30am Trip to Bomber Command, Lincoln. £14 per person. Meet at Bus station.
Jun 29th Saturday 10.30am Armed forces day, Bottom of Market Hill
Jul 4th Thursday 9.00am American Independence day, USAF memorial, next to St Gregorys Church
Jul 6th Saturday 1.00pm

Great Cornard Summer Fete                **set up gazebo from 11.30am**

Jul 8th

Monday 7.30pm

Branch Meeting, Snooker Club

Jul 15th Monday  7.30pm Committee Audit Accounts, Snooker Club
Jul 28th Sunday  11.00am

Party in the Park, Belle Vue                 **set up gazebo from 10.00am**

Aug 5th Monday 7.00pm

Committee Meeting, Snooker Club

Aug 10th Saturday  12.00pm

 Newmarket race day.

Aug 12th Monday 7.30pm Open night, "De-Vere Yarns Weaving", Richard Humphries,  Snooker Club
Sep 9th Monday 7.30pm Branch Meeting, Snooker Club
Oct 7th Monday 7.30pm Branch Meeting, Snooker Club
Oct 15th Tuesday 7.00pm Ormiston Academy Festival of Remembrance
Oct 26th Saturday 11.00am Poppy Launch 2019/2020, Town Hall
Nov 8th Friday 3.00pm Red House Service
Nov 10th Sunday




Remembrance day

Form up Gt Cornard, Kings Head.Service starts at 10.15am

Form up Sudbury, Market Hill. Service starts at 2.30pm.

Nov 11th Monday 11.00am 2 min silence at the Town Hall.
Nov 12th Tuesday 9.00am Box Counting
Nov 18th Monday 7.30pm Branch AGM, Snooker Club
Dec 2nd Monday 7.30pm Committee Meeting, Snooker Club
Dec 9th Monday 7.30am Open, Fish & Chips - book meal with Peter Webb at the AGM. Fish,chips a roll and a quiz.

 Branch Merchandise

Branch Polo shirts and Tops can be ordered and purchased from:

Needlepoint Designs           Tel: 01787 882341



8th Dec 18

Well done to Jane and Margaret for erecting and decoration the tree in St Peters Church.


24th Nov 18

The Sudbury Commemoration Ball was held on Saturday 24th November at The Bull Hotel, Long Meford.

A fantastic turnout of 90 Branch members and guests were treated to drinks, a fabulous meal, a prize raffle and entertainment.


Click here to view all the pics

06th June 18

Branch members went to London to watch "The Beating of the Retreat" held at Horse-guards Parade.

Many thanks to Keith Bunn for organising another excellent trip.

Photos taken by: Mitch

Clich here for all the pictures

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24th February 18

The annual branch dinner night was held in The Bull, Long Melford.

Another fantastic night with great food and lots of good banter was started by Trish piping in all the attendees.

Well done to Margaret and Maureen for organising another successful night.

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Click here for all the photos of the night.


 17th January 18 saw the Annual Poppy Awards ceremony held in the Sudbury Snooker Club.

Well done to all the worthy recipients.

Click here for all the photos from the night.

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Collectors, Legion Members and Sainsburys Staff Group Photo - Nov 17

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Menin Gate Wreath Laying during Last Post Ceremony

Mitch Sage recently visited the Menin Gate and during the last post ceremony laid wreaths to honour the fallen.

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The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown.


9th & 10th September 17 Floral Display in Great Cornard Church

"Music through the years"

Two of the arrangements at Great Cornard Flower Festival. On all weekend in St. Andrews Church lots of lovely flowers depicting music.

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Well done Jane for the fantastic arrangement.


23rd July 17 - Party in the Park

The Party in the Park was held once again in the Belle Vue Park in Sudbury.

Members were on hand throughout the day to help sell our ever popular poppy items and to inform visitors of the great work done by the RBL.

The standards were impecibly displayed by Frank & Colin during the retreat (sunset).

The weather was typically British with both sunshine and showers, though this didn't dampen the spirits of attendees or our members.

Well done to Lauren who kindly painted a picture and donated it to the stall.

Click here for more pictures of the day.

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11th July 17

Branch President Len Mannning attended a reception and flying display to celebrate 60 years of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Held at RAF Coningsby - Len along with other veterans and pilots rubbed shoulders with TV Royalty in Carol Vorderman and the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.

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8th July 17 - Branch Bar B Que

A Branch bar-b-que was held in the picturesque Cornard Lock on Saturday.

Over 40 people came along to enjoy the view, company and the gourmet food.

Click here for more pics of the day

Well done and a heart felt thanks to Frank, Diana and their team for organsing and putting on a fantastic day.

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 4th July 17 - USAF Independence Day Service

A Platoon from Mildenhall USAF was joined by: Mayor Mrs Sarah Page Deputy Mayor Ms Sue Ayres Councillors, TRBL & RAFA for a memorial service at St Gregorys church.

Together with the USAF standard were the Union, Branch and RAFA Standard.

Click here for more pictures of the day.

Scribe: Cynthia Hume

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24th June 17 - Armed Forces Day Parade

Click here for more pics of the day.

Click this link for the Suffolk Free Press Write up of the day

Armed Forces Day was once again celebrated in the town.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Many thanks to Colin Smith on organising the whole day which ran seemlessly.

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10 June 17 - Colonels Rehearsal, Horseguards Parade, London.

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Keith Bunn organised an excellent day trip to London for members to watch the Colonels Rehearsal at Horseguards.

Well done and many thanks Keith on organising a great event, truely memorable.

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Standards on Parade at the Suffolk Show 31st May 17

There were 26 Standards on Parade at the show and Lady Clare took the Salute with the County President.

Lead by The Stowmarket Band.

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The Legion in the Community

Wells Hall School, Gt Cornard held a Street Party at the school on Tuesday 23rd May with 6 members in attendance.

 The year 6 students are studying WW11 and Len went along the week before to tell them his story.

Trish played her bagpipes. The children had had a competition for the best cake which was judged by Len and Stuart, so the tea was nice. Before tea started we sat and talked to Teachers and children and parents went into separate groups to teach the parents the War time games and they played games for a while.

We were given a very warm welcome and Stuart has agreed we shall visit Wells Hall before Remembrance as we do other Schools and 2 Care Homes.

Scribe: Cynthia Hume

  St George's Day stall at the Sudbury Cricket Ground 23rd April 2017

St George's Day stall at the Cricket ground 23rd April 2017


Presentation of the Norwegian Defence Medal to Tom Welsh on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at Sudbury Town Hall by Norwegian Attache Col. John Andreas Olsen.

Members  of the Branch joined his Family and the Mayor of Sudbury in the Mayors Parlour for the Presentation.

It is some 70 years since Tom was there helping to repatriate Norway from the Germans.

Congratulations Tom on your deserved special day.

Scribe: Rod Kilby

Click here for Tom's Story.

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