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.
As we come to the end of the year Chairman, Mike Sheard reflects on the National Chairman’s vision for 2020.
Charles Byrne, the recently appointed Director General, has been talking about creating a new vision and strategy for the Royal British Legion. As our armed forces community and their needs are changing, he says that the RBL needs to adapt to the evolving needs of our community on a cost effective and sustainable basis.
‘We need to be clear about what we are trying to achieve, that is as the Royal
British Legion and as individuals – every member, every volunteer and every
employee. Whilst we may work in different parts of the charity, we must work
together towards the same ambition, to bring together the nation,
communities and individuals to create better futures for our armed forces and their families.’
Most importantly we look forward to hearing about his strategy to achieve this vision and how it will affect our members. We are a successful Branch that is holding our membership numbers steady, in contrast with the Legion overall. I am delighted that Roy Booth has joined our Branch committee and has taken on the responsibility for recruiting additional members and am sure he will welcome your help and suggestions. He’s off to a good start as you’ll see elsewhere in this publication we added a bumper number of new members in the last quarter.
Poppy Appeal - Latest Total
A big thank you to everyone who helped with the 2019 poppy appeal activities. The total so far - the odd last minute donations are still coming in - is £14,832! This is a tremendous effort from Windlesham and Lightwater.
Next year, we hope that the 75th anniversary of VE and VJ Days will help boost the total still further. Hopefully, our hapless PAO will have got his act in gear too!
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.