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.
Branch 80th Anniversary Celebrations
The Branch will be celebrating its 80th birthday in style with a gala dinner and dance at the Windlesham Golf Club. Places are limited to 90 and are going fast. If you are interested, please contact Linda Booth on firstname.lastname@example.org or in the evenings on 01252 826381 or see Danuta, the Branch Secretary at the next Branch meeting.
The cost is a very reasonable £27 per head which will include welcome drinks, a three course meal with wine and musical entertainment. It's a date not to be missed!
Branch Commemerations of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
On Sunday 3rd July the Branch shall be joining a commemorative event to honour all those who died in the Battle of the Somme which commenced on 1st July 1916.
The event will begin with a short service in All Saint's Church in Lightwater at 3.00pm. The congregation shall then make the short walk up to the Lightwater war memorial for an act of remembrance where all the names of those who died at the Somme offensive from the three villages of Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham will be read out. Following the Last Post and a minutes silence wreaths will be laid. We shall then all return to the All Saint's Church Hall for a cup of tea and a buscuit.
All are welcome to attend so please do come along to honour those who lost their lives in this horrific offensive. Branch members who wish to do so are asked to wear blazer, Legion or Regimental tie, medals and Regimental headdress as appropriate.
Programme of Events - 2016
The speaker programme and list of major events has been updated and can be found on the News & Events section.
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.