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History

Welcome to The Windsor and District Branch

The Dedworth Branch was formed in 1968, largely because it was felt that the Windsor Branch was too remote from the west end of the town. Original leading lights in the formation of the branch were, Harry Wright, Brian Lyons and Harry Hastings. It was in this year that The Royal British Legion Shooting Club was formed by Brian Lyons. Sadly it closed May 2004 due to the lack of membership.

It was Harry Hastings in particular who raised the profile of the local Poppy Appeal, ably assisted by his wife Pam, her father in law Sid Harris and Alf Allcot manager of the local Wolf Public House, venue for the Branch meetings. The commitment of these early members was exceptional. 

The Old Windsor Branch was formed in 1935, but it too suffered declining membership and in May 1980 it officially merged with Dedworth.

The Windsor Branch was formed in November 1921. Sadly membership declined over the years and in November 1999 it officially merged with the Dedworth and Old Windsor Branch.   

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that the Womens Section of The Royal British Legion, which was the oldest one has closed. They tried everything but to no avail!

Dedworth Standards on parade
The Standards on parade for The Queen's Jubilee celebrations in Windsor

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