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Welcome to the Windlesham Branch of The Royal British Legion

The Windlesham Branch

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.

The Windlesham Branch is a well attended and active branch which enjoys both lively Branch meetings, usually with a guest speaker, and a range of other trips and social events that help further the Legion aims of Remembrance and Support through fundraising and welfare activities.

Further information about the Windlesham Branch can be found on our Facebook page

Chairman’s Message

As a busy Branch we develop an activities programme each year that includes regular Branch meetings with external speakers and organised group visits to attractions in South East England. Two more formal functions, an Annual Dinner and a lunch following our Remembrance service, complete the programme.

We are keen to develop our awareness of the Royal British Legion in our local community and regularly have a presence at events like the Windlesham and Lightwater fetes. These provide opportunities to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal with the active support our membership.

We recognise that members of our Branch and their families will from time to time find themselves in need of assistance, cheerful company or just a friendly voice to lift their spirits. If you feel in need of our support or would like to volunteer to help others please get in touch with a member of the Branch Committee.

Poppy Appeal 2023

It's that time of the year again, with Christmas approaching fast, but first we have Remembrance Sunday and in the run up to Remembrance Sunday we have a number of fundraising events. 

The first of which is a Poppy Concert on Friday 20th October at St John The Baptist Church, Windlesham.  Tickets can be purchased on the door.

Poppy Appeal 2023 - Total

A big thank you to everyone who helped with the 2023 poppy appeal activities. The total collected from our static points, Longacres, Poppy Concert and manned collection points was £13,553 which is a tremendous effort. 
Read more about our collecting activities on the Poppy Appeal page of this website.
Chris Stock Poppy Appeal 2023


Christmas Branch Meeting

Our December Branch meetings are becoming the event of the year and a great way to kick off the festive season. This December we were supported by six musicians from the Army Medical Services Band who played as we sang carols and munched mince pies washed down with a drop or two of festive cheer. Thanks to Derek, our Branch Padre, for bringing an appropriate level of festive reflection to proceeding and for reminding us that Christmas is a period of welcome and joy. Roll on December 2024!


Photo of the band


Rev Derek Browning


Photo of Branch Members

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 two 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.

If you wish to contact us to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email Tim Beckh.