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.
Programme of Events - 2018
The speaker programme and list of major events has been updated and can be found on the News & Events section.
This year’s 11th of the 11th ceremony at the Field of Remembrance was particularly well attended. Despite being a Saturday and the children from Windlesham Village Infants School not being out in quite their usual numbers, we were joined by several of the Field of Remembrance Committee. After our Act of Remembrance and the laying of wreaths, there was another important ceremony.
The Field of Remembrance has been awarded the prestigious Centenary Field status by the national Fields in Trust charity. Fields in Trust, whose patron is HRH The Duke of Cambridge, was founded in 1925 by King George V to ensure that everyone, no matter where they lived had access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. The Centenary Field award is recognition of recreational space designated to the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War 1 and, once awarded, provides security against development. The initiative is a joint one between The Royal British Legion and Fields in Trust and so we were delighted that Branch member and Mayor of Surrey Health, Valerie White was on hand to unveil a plaque signifying the Field of Remembrance’s status as a Centenary Field.
The Mayor was joined by the Branch Standard, carried by Roy Booth and flanked by Richard Allen and Don Nutbrown.
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.