Welcome to the Wittering & District Branch of The Royal British Legion
A selection of photos from events held by Wittering and District Branch are available below.
Your Branch sent a contingent to London to hold a memorial service at the New Bomber Command Memorial at Hyde Park Corner.
2013. 27th October.
Lay-up of old and dedication of new Branch Standard.
2013. 6th November.
Witterings & Distict Branch Standard was carried at the private funeral in Pulborough of L/Cpl Jamie Brynin Intelligence Corps attached to 14th Signal Regiment (electronic warfare), shot dead whilst on patrol in Helmand Province.
Friday 6th June 2014
Itchenor Remembrance Service.
Every Year, your branch attends this service of remembrance for the 601 LCM Flotilla who were lost on 21st July 1944.
A kind donation to the Poppy Appeal, after the Itchenor Remembrance Service, from Mrs. Ava Kirby from Almodington, in memory of her recently deceased husband Lt. Dennis Kirby, a Sea Fury (Spitfire) pilot who flew his missions from an aircraft carrier during WWII, later to become a distinguished Diplomat with the Diplomatic Corps. Receiving the Cheque for £100 are Branch Chairman Jim Ellis & Branch Sec. & Poppy Appeal organiser Mike Hayes.
Sunday June 15...The Branch Legion & RNA standards were among 125 paraded at the dedication service by HRH Prince Micheal of Kent of the new Naval Services Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire
Sunday June 22nd... a selection of photos of The Armed Forces Day celebration
Sunday 3rd August
Pictures from the official dedication of the Thankful Village plaque at St Ann's Church East Wittering. Pictures courtesy of Mrs Maxine Shackleford who represented the RBL Club committee.
Monday 4th July. : Pictures of the Candle light vigil :
Saturday 20th September. Branch was represented at the Anglo German repatriation service at Thorney Island Base Church.
A selection of photos from remembrancetide.
The Poppy Dance
Remembrance Day Parade
Armistice Day Parade
The branch Standard was carried by Tony Murphy at various ceremonies in Normandy at The Pegasus Brige Museum and Ranville village centre, church and commonwealth war graves cemetary