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Below is a list of dates for your diary on what's happening in the Somme Branch of

The Royal British Legion.

Dates for 2019

Christmas market Arras December 14th 15.30hrs

This will be an informal gathering meeting under the eves of the Bellfroi at 1530hrs. Arras looks stunning with its Christmas fanfare, and it will be a good chance for us to get to know each other a little better. There maybe a chance to continue into the night and share a meal, please contact Janice Bedford if you are interested in a meal, otherwise we will be the girls with a poppy and probably mulled wine under the eves.

Dates for 2020

Easter Monday 13th April 16hrs   - Cancelled Covid-19

Easter fun and games,prize for the best Easter bonnet/hat.Cake and sandwich sale.

3 Rue Lepage 

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Sunday 14th June - cancelled Covid -19

Queens birthday afternoon tea, tea and cake sale, book stall and games.


Dates for 2023


7TH MAY 'BIG LUNCH'  12.30hrs

Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles 111

3 Rue Lepage 

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We are hoping to have a street party style garden fete with a bring and share picnic.

Extra refreshments - drinks and cakes will be for sale alongside a book sale and raffle. 


30th June 19.30 HRS


Auberge de la Vallée d'Ancre

6 Rue du Moulin, 80300, Authuille.

Aperatif, 3 course meal and limited wine.

limited places for more contact Janice 0033783341204

50€ a head, booking needs be confirmed before the 10th May 23



10th November 2023

sing-a-long supper 19.30HRS

Hotel Royal Picardie, Albert, Somme

30 euros for a 3 course dinner, singing and best raffle in town



We will keep you updated while the Covid-19 pandemic continues

Every 30th June we host  "The Somme Dinner" in comradeship just as the British army did on the eve of battle of the Somme in 1916.

Every 1st July the Royal British Legion Somme Branch with the assistance of the British Embassy Paris, hold a Service of Remembrance at the Thiepval Memorial to commemorate the First day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

Please see the  Branch REMEMBRANCE page for updated information.


Every 10th November the Somme Branch holds its annual "Sing-a-long Supper"


Bookings via the Commitee, Isabelle Blake.


Every 11th November the Somme Branch hold a Service of Remembrance at the Thiepval Memorial.

All are welcome to attend.

The service commences around 10.40am. RBL Branch and ex service organisations Standards are welcome to attend.

Attendees are advised that there is no seating provided at this event and very limited parking so early arrival suggested.

 Any Standard bearers wishing to attend our remembrance Ceremonies are very welcome to participate, please contact the Somme secretary for more information.