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Market Harborough

· Formed on 20th March, 1923 at a meeting of ex-servicemen called by a war-time Army Chaplain.

· Centred on the South Leicestershire market town of Market Harborough, it serves some 20 villages in a rural area of about 45 square miles, west and north of the Northamptonshire border. The 2001 Census quotes the population of the town at 25,826 and of the villages, 5699.

· The nearest RBL Branches are in Northamptonshire.

· There are local branches of R N A and R A F A. Some of our
Members belong to these associations.

· All three local Cadet units, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps
and Sea Cadets and the Area Scouts, are affiliated to the Branch.

· Branch Meetings are held in the Function Room at the Conservative Club, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough, Quarterly.

· It is still a fairly small branch, with 71 members as at 1st August 2023.
Many members had not served in the Forces.

· The Branch is represented at County events.

· The Branch produced an Annual Report of its activities from 1997 to 2023. Copies were held at RBL County Office, Market Harborough Library and Leicestershire Records Office. 

· The Branch has an enviable reputation both within the RBL and in
the local community.