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Windlesham

Welcome to the Windlesham Branch of The Royal British Legion

The Windlesham Branch

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.

The Windlesham Branch is a well attended and active branch which enjoys both lively Branch meetings, usually with a guest speaker, and a range of other trips and social events that help further the Legion aims of Remembrance and Support through fundraising and welfare activities.

Chairman’s Message

As we enter 2022, we hope that Branch activities can once again start to get back to normal. As yet, Legion guidance does not allow us to meet in our normal monthly meetings. However, that does not mean we are not here to raise funds, support our membership and plan for a busy year.

This year sees the 40th anniversary of The Falklands Conflict and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, both of which we intend to mark in our own special way. We are also planning our usual attendance at the Windlesham and Lightwater fetes, an Annual Dinner and at least two trips.

Our Branch Community Support has not abated during the pandemic and we continue to offer our support to those in our Branch and their families who have found themselves in need of assistance, company or just a friendly voice to lift their spirits. If you feel in need of our support or would like to volunteer to help others please get in touch with one of the Committee.

Poppy Appeal 2021 - Latest Total

A big thank you to everyone who helped with the 2021 poppy appeal activities. The total collected from our static points, Longacres and Coop collecting stands and through donations is a staggering £11,898.89 which is a tremendous effort given that we decided not to collect door to door this year. The addition of contactless payment machines and the presence of Tony, a Chelsea Pensioner, made all the difference.
 

Remembrance 2021

The Windlesham Hub at the Field of Remembrance has proved to be a godsend during the pandemic, serving delicious coffee, snacks and cakes and acting as a focal point for people to meet and catch up with friends. But in November it was also formed the backstop to Remembrance activities on the 11th November. Accompanied by the bugler from The Salvation Army and piper from Gordon's School, we gathered to remember those who had given their lives in the service of their country.

Windlesham Roll of Honour

Visit the excellent Windlesham Roll of Honour website researched by our own Bill Lindsay and Dennis Seccombe here.

About The Royal British Legion

We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.

Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today. 

Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.

If you wish to contact us to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email Tim Beckh.