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This is Oxfordshire
Why we are travelling to Thiepval on the 100th anniversary of the SommeOur journey to the Somme commemoration 2016 in France, by Fiona Lovesey, Royal
Why we are travelling to Thiepval on the 100th anniversary of the Somme
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 12 hours ago
Our journey to the Somme commemoration 2016 in France, by Fiona Lovesey, Royal British Legion chairman for Benson and Ewelme Fighting at the Battle of the Somme began on July 1, 1916, and lasted four-and-a-half months. In total, 60 nations from... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Why we are travelling to Thiepval on the 100th anniversary of the SommeOur journey to the Somme commemoration 2016 in France, by Fiona Lovesey, Royal
Why we are travelling to Thiepval on the 100th anniversary of the Somme
Oxford Mail / Posted 13 hours ago
Our journey to the Somme commemoration 2016 in France, by Fiona Lovesey, Royal British Legion chairman for Benson and Ewelme Fighting at the Battle of the Somme began on July 1, 1916, and lasted four-and-a-half months. In total, 60 nations from... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Armed Forces Day in Hyndburndisplay kept up the interest levels, with Heywood Tanks bringing along a couple
Armed Forces Day in Hyndburn
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 hours ago
display kept up the interest levels, with Heywood Tanks bringing along a couple of armoured vehicles to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. Later the Accrington Pals Prom took centre stage, the first event arranged by a volunteer-led... Read more
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Jersey Evening Post
Evacuees are remembered « Jersey Evening PostGeneral Sir John McColl, the Bailiff, William Bailhache, church leaders and rep
Evacuees are remembered « Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Evening Post / Posted 20 hours ago
General Sir John McColl, the Bailiff, William Bailhache, church leaders and representatives of the British Red Cross and Royal British Legion, evacuees and their families. For association founder and chairman, Jean McLaughlin, who was two years... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Hundreds turn out to honour Armed ForcesPark. A poignant ceremony was held to honour past and present military personn
Hundreds turn out to honour Armed Forces
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 21 hours ago
Park. A poignant ceremony was held to honour past and present military personnel, before the group paraded back up to the Royal British Legion Club. At the club there was entertainment with live music and military displays from cadets. Able... Read more
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Pendle Today
Pendle to honour those killed in Battle of the Sommemake special trips out to the Somme over the next few weeks. And with that in
Pendle to honour those killed in Battle of the Somme
Pendle Today / Posted yesterday
make special trips out to the Somme over the next few weeks. And with that in mind the Nelson and District Branch of the Royal British legion has a number of wreaths and poppy crosses available at its offices in Holmefield House on Gisburn Road,... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Dalton man organises charity bike ride for prostate cancer awarenessto me ‘I won’t let this beat me.’” Mr Little was a well known figure in his co
Dalton man organises charity bike ride for prostate cancer awareness
North-West Evening Mail / Posted yesterday
to me ‘I won’t let this beat me.’” Mr Little was a well known figure in his community, working as a case worker for the Royal British Legion after coming out of the King’s Own Border Regiment, where he served in Norther Ireland during the... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Muslims in Liverpool: 'We want to re-establish our faith as a peaceful faith'faith as a peaceful faith. “Last year, for example, we raised half a million p
Muslims in Liverpool: 'We want to re-establish our faith as a peaceful faith'
Liverpool Echo / Posted yesterday
faith as a peaceful faith. “Last year, for example, we raised half a million pounds for different charities, including the Royal British Legion.” Place of worship - the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Liverpool's mosque on Breck Road, Anfield The... Read more
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Spalding Today
Open air service in Spalding has 7.30am start for Somme centenary100 years ago on July 1. The Vicar of Spalding, the Rev John Bennett, and two
Open air service in Spalding has 7.30am start for Somme centenary
Spalding Today / Posted yesterday
100 years ago on July 1. The Vicar of Spalding, the Rev John Bennett, and two leading members of Spalding branch of The Royal British Legion (RBL) hope the public will attend, bringing with them whistles to blow as a reminder of the young men... Read more
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The News and Star
Hundreds turn out to honour Armed Forcespoignant ceremony was held there to honour past and present military personnel,
Hundreds turn out to honour Armed Forces
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
poignant ceremony was held there to honour past and present military personnel, before the group paraded back up to the Royal British Legion Club. Eden Council also took part in the day with a flag raising ceremony at the front of Penrith Town... Read more
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chroniclelive
Stanley hosts special event to mark Armed Forces Daystage and snack stalls. There were also several stands set up by charities incl
Stanley hosts special event to mark Armed Forces Day
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
stage and snack stalls. There were also several stands set up by charities including the Consett and District branch of the Royal British Legion and Cancer Research. Sgt Gary Borthwick, of 101 Regiment, said: “The whole Army is like a brotherhood,... Read more
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birminghammail
Bravery of our soldiers remembered in Armed Forces Day in Brumshower, there was plenty to see and do, for all ages.On parade, smart and sombr
Bravery of our soldiers remembered in Armed Forces Day in Brum
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
shower, there was plenty to see and do, for all ages.On parade, smart and sombre Local veterans’ sssociations such as the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and War Widows Association held stalls at the event with displays and information about... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
‘It underpins the spirit of Lowestoft’ - town turns out to support Armed Forces Daytry out equipment which today’s Army use on the ground and see a display of mil
‘It underpins the spirit of Lowestoft’ - town turns out to support Armed Forces Day
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
try out equipment which today’s Army use on the ground and see a display of military vehicles. Organisations like the Royal British Legion and Blesma, the military charity for limbless veterans, also held stalls to raise awareness about their... Read more
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Limerick Post
Bells will toll in Limerick to remember Somme sacrificeof the infamous military offensive. On Thursday June 30, the eve of the Battle
Bells will toll in Limerick to remember Somme sacrifice
Limerick Post / Posted yesterday
of the infamous military offensive. On Thursday June 30, the eve of the Battle of the Somme, the local branch of the Royal British Legion with Irish ex-service organisations will gather at the Limerick War memorial in Pery Square, where a... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Thousands brave showers for Armed Forces Day at Wollaton Parkof the public to join in by paying £1 towards the charity's work of helping for
Thousands brave showers for Armed Forces Day at Wollaton Park
Nottingham Post / Posted 2 days ago
of the public to join in by paying £1 towards the charity's work of helping former service personnel, as well as to the Royal British Legion and Army Benevolent Fund. They would also be carrying out their charity feat on Sunday. Les Martin,... Read more
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Bolton News
Bolton celebrates Armed Forces DayDuke of Lancaster Regiment; 216 Battery Bolton Artillery; Bolton United Service
Bolton celebrates Armed Forces Day
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
Duke of Lancaster Regiment; 216 Battery Bolton Artillery; Bolton United Services Veterans Association (established 1906); Royal British Legion, other veteran organisations and Bolton’s Combined Forces Cadets. Ongoing events include displays from... Read more
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This is West Country
Armed Forces Day marked in Tauntonof current and ex-service personnel. Representatives from 40 CommandoRoyal Mar
Armed Forces Day marked in Taunton
This is West Country / Posted 2 days ago
of current and ex-service personnel. Representatives from 40 CommandoRoyal Marines, The Rifles, the Taunton branch of Royal British Legion, the Taunton branch of Royal Army Service, the West Somerset PRA, the Somerset Army Cadet Force and the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Legion members starting 100-mile march in memory of Somme victimsHall yesterday. The royal couple were guests at a civic dinner to mark the cent
Legion members starting 100-mile march in memory of Somme victims
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Hall yesterday. The royal couple were guests at a civic dinner to mark the centenary of the Battle of the SommeColin Ward Royal British Legion members and supporters will be embarking on a 100-mile march tomorrow to mark the centenary of the... Read more
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walesonline
The story of the soldiers who survived Mametz Wood in their own wordsservice, which are being organised by the Welsh Government and Cardiff council.
The story of the soldiers who survived Mametz Wood in their own words
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
service, which are being organised by the Welsh Government and Cardiff council. Members of the army, Royal Navy, RAF and Royal British Legion have been invited. The vigil is part of the Cymru’n Cofio/Wales Remembers 1914-1918 programme, which... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Armed Forces Day sees ex-Commandos putting Woolton schoolchildren through their pacesand teachers were also taking part in fund­raising activities over the course o
Armed Forces Day sees ex-Commandos putting Woolton schoolchildren through their paces
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 days ago
and teachers were also taking part in fund­raising activities over the course of the day to raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and in preparation for Armed Forces Day today. (Saturday June 25) Last year the school... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Armed Forces Day parade in WorkingtonDay parade tomorrow. A parade will march through town towards Vulcan Park for
Armed Forces Day parade in Workington
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
Day parade tomorrow. A parade will march through town towards Vulcan Park for a drumhead service before heading off to the Royal British Legion Club in the afternoon. The North Tyneside Pipe Band, military personnel, Workington Royal British... Read more
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John O'Groat Journal
Thurso Gala will be occasion for allPipe Band and Mina Mackay’s Highland dancers and Caithness Big Band entertain.
Thurso Gala will be occasion for all
John O'Groat Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Pipe Band and Mina Mackay’s Highland dancers and Caithness Big Band entertain. That night Mike Devine will perform at the Royal British Legion and Pennylane will play the Holborn Hotel. All manner of activities are planned throughout the week.... Read more
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express
Generous Britons give £74 million to military charities in just one yeardonations to military charities from all sources, including wills, rose 81 perc
Generous Britons give £74 million to military charities in just one year
express / Posted 3 days ago
donations to military charities from all sources, including wills, rose 81 percent to £262million a year.Related articles Royal British Legion sells poppy-covered Muslim hijab after... Charity returning hundreds of wounded British army vets to... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Copeland honours those who fell at the Sommeevents are taking place in Whitehaven next Friday to mark the centenary of the
Copeland honours those who fell at the Somme
Whitehaven News / Posted 3 days ago
events are taking place in Whitehaven next Friday to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Bransty and Kells Royal British Legions is inviting Copeland residents to commemorate those who died. An act of remembrance is set to take... Read more
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John O'Groat Journal
Caithness to host Armed Forces Day eventswill march from Caithness General Hospital at 10.45am to Wick war memorial unde
Caithness to host Armed Forces Day events
John O'Groat Journal / Posted 3 days ago
will march from Caithness General Hospital at 10.45am to Wick war memorial under the leadership of the Wick branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland. A brief ceremony will be held at 11am to remember all members of the armed forces. Next... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Legends unite to boost Nairn County's coffersin a Legends speaking night, where a variety of football figures from Scottish
Legends unite to boost Nairn County's coffers
The Inverness Courier / Posted 3 days ago
in a Legends speaking night, where a variety of football figures from Scottish football will take part in a Q&A at the Royal British Legion in Nairn. Dave Cochrane, Jim Walker, Rab Mulheron and Brian Irvine, the ex-Ross County and Scotland... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
East Lancashire events lined up to commemorate the Battle of the SommeO'Kane, said: "The Pals Prom event is the first to be organised by the Accringt
East Lancashire events lined up to commemorate the Battle of the Somme
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
O'Kane, said: "The Pals Prom event is the first to be organised by the Accrington Pals Prom Group, in partnership with the Royal British Legion, so please go along and show your support." On June 30, a 'March to the Front' event will take place,... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Where you can mark Armed Forces Day 2016 in Merseysideat the Horse and Jockey in Arrowe Park Road, running from 11am to noon with mon
Where you can mark Armed Forces Day 2016 in Merseyside
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 days ago
at the Horse and Jockey in Arrowe Park Road, running from 11am to noon with money raised going to Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion. Expect a bouncy castle, rodeo bull and disco dome for the children, while there are also plans for a... Read more
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Express and Star
Armed Forces Day 2016: Events taking place across Midlands and Shropshire « Express & Starhope that along with serving soldiers, there will be a large number of old comr
Armed Forces Day 2016: Events taking place across Midlands and Shropshire « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
hope that along with serving soldiers, there will be a large number of old comrades in attendance too.” Cannock’s Royal British Legion will be celebrating Armed Forces Day in the town centre. They will be joined at Market Place by the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Oxfordshire called upon to support our military for Armed Forces Daywill join together for flag raising ceremonies, parades and parties to mark nat
Oxfordshire called upon to support our military for Armed Forces Day
Oxford Mail / Posted 4 days ago
will join together for flag raising ceremonies, parades and parties to mark national Armed Forces Day. Oxfordshire's Royal British Legion chairman Lynda Atkins urged people to head out to show their support in numbers and have some fun. She... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
A packed weekend of events coming upheld in Workington. A parade will march through town towards Vulcan Park for a
A packed weekend of events coming up
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 4 days ago
held in Workington. A parade will march through town towards Vulcan Park for a drumhead service before heading off to the Royal British Legion Club in the afternoon. Saturday 1pm to 11pm, Sunday 1pm to 6pm A two-day event featuring a host of... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
What’s on at the Royal Norfolk Show - and whenNotre Dame High School Concert Band 14:10 Fakenham Academy Big Band 14:45 Wym
What’s on at the Royal Norfolk Show - and when
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
Notre Dame High School Concert Band 14:10 Fakenham Academy Big Band 14:45 Wymondham College Jazz Band 15:30 Royal British Legion Parade of Standards 16:35 City of Norwich School Jazz Band Countryside Ring 10:00 Dog Agility by the... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
What’s on at the Royal Norfolk Show - and whenNotre Dame High School Concert Band 14:10 Fakenham Academy Big Band 14:45 Wym
What’s on at the Royal Norfolk Show - and when
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 4 days ago
Notre Dame High School Concert Band 14:10 Fakenham Academy Big Band 14:45 Wymondham College Jazz Band 15:30 Royal British Legion Parade of Standards 16:35 City of Norwich School Jazz Band Countryside Ring 10:00 Dog Agility by the... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Royal Norfolk Show ring timetablesNotre Dame High School Concert Band 14:10 Fakenham Academy Big Band 14:45 Wym
Royal Norfolk Show ring timetables
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 4 days ago
Notre Dame High School Concert Band 14:10 Fakenham Academy Big Band 14:45 Wymondham College Jazz Band 15:30 Royal British Legion Parade of Standards 16:35 City of Norwich School Jazz Band Countryside Ring 10:00 Dog Agility by the... Read more
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Jersey Evening Post
Swap deal for Royal Square building? « Jersey Evening PostA HISTORIC public building in the Royal Square could be given to the Royal Brit
Swap deal for Royal Square building? « Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Evening Post / Posted 4 days ago
A HISTORIC public building in the Royal Square could be given to the Royal British Legion – in exchange for the organisation’s headquarters on the other side of town. Two years ago States Members approved a proposition from Deputy John Young to... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
St Albans historian condemns lack of respect for Somme heroes in same week WWI trees are stolen from golf clubCreaby and Michael Anderson of the Yomp to the Somme challenge arrive in St Alb
St Albans historian condemns lack of respect for Somme heroes in same week WWI trees are stolen from golf club
Herts Advertiser / Posted 5 days ago
Creaby and Michael Anderson of the Yomp to the Somme challenge arrive in St Albans and are greeted by members from the Royal British Legion and local council He said that although details of the Yomp had gone on Facebook and Twitter, he felt... Read more
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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times
Welwyn Garden City disco promises blast from the pastWelwyn Garden City this weekend. To send a link to this page you must be logge
Welwyn Garden City disco promises blast from the past
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times / Posted 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City this weekend. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. The Welwyn Garden City Branch of the Royal British Legion, assisted by members of the South Hertfordshire Veterans Club, are hosting an 80s Navy, Army, Air Force... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
British sporting legends launch Somme anniversary campaignVideo: The Royal British Legion is calling on the nation’s sporting organisat
British sporting legends launch Somme anniversary campaign
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Video: The Royal British Legion is calling on the nation’s sporting organisations, associations, clubs, teams and individuals to commemorate the role played by sportsmen on the 100th... Read more
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Northern Echo
Win a limited edition Battle of the Somme poppy pin at exhibitionThe Royal British Legion has commissioned the poppies, made from shell fuses re
Win a limited edition Battle of the Somme poppy pin at exhibition
Northern Echo / Posted 5 days ago
The Royal British Legion has commissioned the poppies, made from shell fuses recovered from the battlefield and each individually dedicated to one of the 19,240 soldiers who fell in the bloodiest battle of the First World War. Julie... Read more
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Spalding Today
Morning march in Spalding for Armed Forcesand saw Council chairman Michael Seymour raise a flag at 10.30am. The gathered
Morning march in Spalding for Armed Forces
Spalding Today / Posted 5 days ago
and saw Council chairman Michael Seymour raise a flag at 10.30am. The gathered crowd included members of the Spalding Royal British Legion, a number of South Holland councillors and members of the public. Before raising the flag, Coun Seymour... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Don't miss Armed Forces Day at the Albert Dockwho use them will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.Armed For
Don't miss Armed Forces Day at the Albert Dock
Liverpool Echo / Posted 5 days ago
who use them will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.Armed Forces Day at the Albert Dock last year and the Royal British Legion mascot If you’re thinking of joining the Armed Forces, there will also be stands from The Royal Air... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Kendal Town Hall flies the flag for Armed Forces DayCaptain Steve Firth, to celebrate the role of the armed forces past and present
Kendal Town Hall flies the flag for Armed Forces Day
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Captain Steve Firth, to celebrate the role of the armed forces past and present. Joining them were Dave Horseman of the Royal British Legion, Neil Allison of the Sea Cadets, representatives from Queen Katherine and Kirkbie Kendal schools and... Read more
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Spalding Today
Brilliant brass in tune for charity at Quadringwith a live brass band. The Banovallum Band of Horncastle performed many songs
Brilliant brass in tune for charity at Quadring
Spalding Today / Posted 6 days ago
with a live brass band. The Banovallum Band of Horncastle performed many songs at the event, which was in aidof the Royal British Legion branch in Gosberton. Gosberton RBL c oncert with Banovallum Band, St Margaret's Church Hall, Quadring... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Didcot soldiers will be commemorated forever with a Centenary FieldWorld War will be remembered forever after Didcot Town Council protected land f
Didcot soldiers will be commemorated forever with a Centenary Field
Oxford Mail / Posted 6 days ago
World War will be remembered forever after Didcot Town Council protected land for a permanent memorial. Members of Didcot Royal British Legion were delighted on Monday night as councillors agreed to turn the Smallbones Recreation Ground by the... Read more
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chroniclelive
North Tyneside war veterans receive special badges to mark Armed Forces Daya special relationship with its veterans having previously awarding the Freedom
North Tyneside war veterans receive special badges to mark Armed Forces Day
chroniclelive / Posted 6 days ago
a special relationship with its veterans having previously awarding the Freedom of the Borough to the two branches of the Royal British Legion – Forest Hall and North Shields, Whitley Bay and District – and North Tyneside Veterans Committee. L-R:... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
Ex-Marines set to yomp through St Albans on their way to the Sommeremembrance crosses, one for each man killed on July 1, 1916, through a sponsor
Ex-Marines set to yomp through St Albans on their way to the Somme
Herts Advertiser / Posted 7 days ago
remembrance crosses, one for each man killed on July 1, 1916, through a sponsorship scheme. All donations will go to the Royal British Legion. The crosses with WWI names will be laid at the Somme to form a poignant display of remembrance. The... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Council flying the flag for Armed Forces DayFirth raised the flag at 11.30am. They were joined for the ceremony by armed f
Council flying the flag for Armed Forces Day
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Firth raised the flag at 11.30am. They were joined for the ceremony by armed forces representatives Dave Horseman of the Royal British Legion, Neil Allison of the Sea Cadets and representatives from Queen Katherine and Kirkbie Kendal schools, as... Read more
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Bolton News
Armed Forces Week celebrations start in BoltonDuke of Lancaster Regiment; 216 Battery Bolton Artillery; Bolton United Service
Armed Forces Week celebrations start in Bolton
Bolton News / Posted 7 days ago
Duke of Lancaster Regiment; 216 Battery Bolton Artillery; Bolton United Services Veterans Association (established 1906); Royal British Legion, other veteran organisations and Bolton’s Combined Forces Cadets. The day will include displays from... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Senior military personnel gather for Armed Forces Day ceremonyand Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and Royal Artillery, from 1946 to 1949. Th
Senior military personnel gather for Armed Forces Day ceremony
Oxford Mail / Posted 7 days ago
and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and Royal Artillery, from 1946 to 1949. The president of the Oxford City group of Royal British Legion branches said: "With the centenary of the Battle of the Somme approaching on July 1 we need to remember... Read more
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Isle of Wight County Press
Islanders out in full force for Armed Forces DayThe Royal British Legion motorcyclists on Ryde Esplanade for Armed Forces Day.
Islanders out in full force for Armed Forces Day
Isle of Wight County Press / Posted 7 days ago
The Royal British Legion motorcyclists on Ryde Esplanade for Armed Forces Day. Back, from left, Buster and Madeleine Spicer, Rev Tony Richards, Pete Atkinson, Jilly Elston, Dave Full, Chris Kendrick, Liz Morey, Kev Trickett, front, Stan Baker and... Read more
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