Welcome to the Buckhurst Hill Branch of The Royal British Legion
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.
Buckhurst Hill Branch meets monthly see below
1st Tuesday of the month at 19.00 - February/March/April/May/June/July/Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec
Location: St. James URC Church, Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5NG
The next meetings are:
Christmas Meeting: Tuesday December 5th 2023 – Mulled Wine, Seasonal Food and Christmas Carols
Tuesday February 6th 2024 – Tony Matthews from CWGC: Architecture/Conservation
REMEMBRANCE 2023 in BUCKHURST HILL
On Saturday November 11th, Armistice Day, the Branch President, Stephen Goddard, laid wreaths at the War Memorial Lych Gate at St. John’s Church and at the War Memorial at St. Stephen’s Church
On Sunday November 12th National Remembrance Sunday the President laid wreaths at St John’s Church and at Pelly House
A wreath was also laid at the War Memorial at St. James' UR Church
On February 22nd the Branch President laid a wreath by the bed of white roses in St. John's Churchyard which commemorates Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement. Sophie was executed by the Nazis on February 22nd 1944
On April 25th, ANZAC Day, Australian Philip Mitchell laid a wreath at the Lych Gate War Memorial to commemorate the first day of landings of t he ANZAC troops on the beaches of Gallipoli on April 25th 1915
On June 14th the Branch President laid a wreath at the Lych Gate War Memorial to commemorate the 41th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War
Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.
Legion membership ensures that
- Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women have made are never forgotten.
- The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.
Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.
Use the link below to join online now.
If you have any problems with our online joining, please phone 0808 802 8080 and one of our staff will be happy to process your membership application over the phone.
If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email – Margaret Sinfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.