Welcome to the Tideford & St Germans Branch of The Royal British Legion
EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY:
Merchant Navy Day - Tuesday 3 September 2019 10.00am
We will be hoisting the red ensign and wreath laying at Tideford.
Membership Evening - Friday 4 October 2019 7.30pm
Watch his space for further details future events.
CONGRATULATIONS to Commodore Muriel Hocking - Presented with the Royal British Legion Gold Badge
Commodore Muriel Hocking was presented with the Royal British Legion Gold Badge for meritorious service by Steve Lewis, the Cornwall County RBL Chairman, at a meeting at Tideford. Muriel served as principal recruiting officer on the county committee for over 10 years and is now a lifetime county vice-president and president of the Tideford & St Germans branch.
The badge is a national award in recognition of Muriel's services to the RBL at both branch and county level.
PAST EVENTS - review:
Summer Dance with Cornish Groove Collective was held on Saturday 29 June 2019.
A fabulous evening with top musical entertainment by the Cornish Groove Collective, we danced into the night.
Easter Egg Hunt - Soup and Pud - both well attended, successful and enjoyable events, we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
GP90 - Great Pilgrimage 90 - 8 August 2018
Ten years after the end of WW1, veterans and war widows visited the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres before marching to the Menin Gate in Ypres on 8 August 1928.
Now, 90 years later, Standard Bearers and representatives of Legion Branches recreated The 1928 Great Pilgrimage to visit the same battlefields and on 8 August 2018 carried their standards along the same route to the Menin Gate, to commemorate the last 100 days of WW1 and lay their wreaths.
Our Standard was carried and a wreath laid on 8 August 2018 during the ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The pilgrimage followed the route undertaken by First World War Veterans and Widows 90 years ago to remember the men who sacrificed so much in the war and the suffering inflicted on their families.
The Branch is grateful to all the fund raisers and generous supporters without whom our Standard Bearer and Wreath layer would not have been able to attend on behalf of the community.
Tideford and St Germans Parish Council, Tideford and St Germans RBL Club, Anthea Atherton, Annie Liepens, Garry Axworthy,Simon Fitton Lanro Engineering, Gillian Ditchburn, Mitzy Spink, W H Bond,Angie Triggs,Lodge of St George 2025, St Germans Community Shop and Julie Bishop from Kernow Mill. Thank you to all.