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walesonline
World War Two hero dies just days after celebrating his 100th birthdayat Swansea Museum about his experiences. Oystermouth councillor Tony Colburn,
World War Two hero dies just days after celebrating his 100th birthday
walesonline / Posted 14 hours ago
at Swansea Museum about his experiences. Oystermouth councillor Tony Colburn, who presented Rocky with a special Royal British Legion plaque on his 100th birthday, said Polish fighters had a reputation matching that of Gurkhas. “To say... Read more
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express
RAF pilot who survived 55 missions in WW2 dies just days after his 100th birthdayStanley "Rocky" Rockminster was presented with a special Royal British Legion p
RAF pilot who survived 55 missions in WW2 dies just days after his 100th birthday
express / Posted yesterday
Stanley "Rocky" Rockminster was presented with a special Royal British Legion plaque Stanley "Rocky" Rockminster was presented with a special Royal British Legion plaque at a celebration party for his 100th birthday. Mr Rockminster flew 55 RAF... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Residents' meeting dateA meeting of Workington's St John's Residents' Association will take place next
Residents' meeting date
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
A meeting of Workington's St John's Residents' Association will take place next Thursday, September 1, at Workington Royal British Legion from 7.30pm. The group's next coffee afternoon will also take place at the legion on Monday, August 29, between... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Tribute paid after Norfolk man’s rich life of service and horsesman.” Major Wilson was awarded an MBE for his work with Ssafa in 2004. He was
Tribute paid after Norfolk man’s rich life of service and horses
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
man.” Major Wilson was awarded an MBE for his work with Ssafa in 2004. He was also a president of the Wretham and Hockham Royal British Legion, and ran his late father’s farm on Exmoor for many years. He and his wife, Rachel Wilson, bred horses... Read more
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The Irish Times
Westmeath soldier who won Victoria Cross in 1914 rememberedbeside a headstone marking his ancestors. The family has been in this part of
Westmeath soldier who won Victoria Cross in 1914 remembered
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
beside a headstone marking his ancestors. The family has been in this part of Westmeath since the 13th century. The Royal British Legion, the Irish Army, An Garda and representatives from the British embassy and Westmeath County Council were... Read more
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Northern Echo
Knitted poppy tribute to fallen is on trackanticipated the poppy display will prove equally popular. When the displays ar
Knitted poppy tribute to fallen is on track
Northern Echo / Posted 4 days ago
anticipated the poppy display will prove equally popular. When the displays are removed at the end of November the poppies will be available to purchase, at a nominal cost, to members of the public with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legi... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Pictures: Dog in a bag is an internet sensation as he hits Shropshire « Shropshire Star– doginabag.co.uk Timothy has managed to see Ironbridge, Bridgnorth and Ludlow
Pictures: Dog in a bag is an internet sensation as he hits Shropshire « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 4 days ago
– doginabag.co.uk Timothy has managed to see Ironbridge, Bridgnorth and Ludlow during his tour all from the comfort of a Royal British Legion poppy jute bag. In 2013 Timothy suffered a seizure as a result of an enlarged heart whilst out on a... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Medal recognition for Arnside veteranmedal at the Black Dyke Road home, where he lives with his wife Eileen Kate. T
Medal recognition for Arnside veteran
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
medal at the Black Dyke Road home, where he lives with his wife Eileen Kate. The secretary to the Arnside branch of the Royal British Legion, Elaine Willacy, said that it offered 'official recognition' for the work that Mr Frith had done. "It... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Bulwell's 'Poppy Man' still going strong after 30 yearsEighty-four-year-old Ronald Hickling has volunteered at the Royal British Legio
Bulwell's 'Poppy Man' still going strong after 30 years
Nottingham Post / Posted 4 days ago
Eighty-four-year-old Ronald Hickling has volunteered at the Royal British Legion for 30 years and helps anyone he can. Ronald, who is from Bulwell and is locally known as the Poppy Man, has been nominated for the Post's Heroes Award in the category... Read more
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Weston Mercury
War memorial plan for Battery Point in Portisheadto do.” The centenary field programme was launched two years ago by the Duke o
War memorial plan for Battery Point in Portishead
Weston Mercury / Posted 5 days ago
to do.” The centenary field programme was launched two years ago by the Duke of Cambridge and is in partnership with the Royal British Legion. Cllr Pasley said some sort of memorial would likely be added to the site. He added: “It is too early... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Gorleston former Far East prisoner of war celebrates 102nd birthdayMr Howes joining the electricity board – staying for 33 years. Until 2013, Joh
Gorleston former Far East prisoner of war celebrates 102nd birthday
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 6 days ago
Mr Howes joining the electricity board – staying for 33 years. Until 2013, John was a member of the Yarmouth FEPOW Association but when the group folded, following the death of chairman Bert Major, he became a member of the Royal British... Read more
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Royston & Buntingford Crow
It’s the end of an era as the women’s section of the Royston Royal British Legion closes after 60 years. Carol Jiggins, Barbara Kell, Doris Thompson, May Edwards, Jenny Desborough, S
It’s the end of an era as the women’s section of the Royston Royal British Legion closes after 60 years.
Royston & Buntingford Crow / Posted 7 days ago
Carol Jiggins, Barbara Kell, Doris Thompson, May Edwards, Jenny Desborough, Sue Titmuss, Joan Inwood and Pam Davies from the women's section of... Read more
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Express and Star
Wolverhampton veterans get funding boost as uncertainty looms over future of home « Express & StarThe city council and the Royal British Legion have come forward to help the men
Wolverhampton veterans get funding boost as uncertainty looms over future of home « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 8 days ago
The city council and the Royal British Legion have come forward to help the men find alternative accommodation. A veterans' charity in Salisbury has also offered support. The crowd-funding scheme, set up two days ago, has already raised hundreds of... Read more
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This is West Country
War hero who learned to use computer at 90 earns prestigious Royal British Legion awardDunkirk Memorial House in Bishops Lydeard was presented with the Lord Lieutenan
War hero who learned to use computer at 90 earns prestigious Royal British Legion award
This is West Country / Posted 8 days ago
Dunkirk Memorial House in Bishops Lydeard was presented with the Lord Lieutenant Award for his lifetime of service to the Royal British Legion. A former captain in Burma during the Second World War, Derek moved to the home with his wife Maude in... Read more
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walesonline
£100,000 needed to get injured former Welsh Guard back homethis week, and now family and friends are appealing to companies and airlines f
£100,000 needed to get injured former Welsh Guard back home
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
this week, and now family and friends are appealing to companies and airlines for help, and are being assisted by the Royal British Legion. Friends set up a fundraising campaign after the incident, which happened on August 8, and it was... Read more
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Banbury Guardian
Brackley Veteran honoured by French governmentmayor and chairman were joined by around a dozen fellow councillors, Mr Grantha
Brackley Veteran honoured by French government
Banbury Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
mayor and chairman were joined by around a dozen fellow councillors, Mr Grantham’s family, and members of the Royal British Legion for the event. Mr Grantham said: “I was overwhelmed really. I never thought I would end up with the... Read more
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chroniclelive
How a new city centre pop-in facility is helping veteransThe Royal British Legion can arrange appointments with the Combat Stress team,
How a new city centre pop-in facility is helping veterans
chroniclelive / Posted 9 days ago
The Royal British Legion can arrange appointments with the Combat Stress team, which includes a community psychiatric nurse and an occupational therapist, at a new pop-in centre on Grainger Street in Newcastle. Combat Stress is a mental health... Read more
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International Business Times
Essex woman urinated twice on a war memorial at Somme anniversarythe defining battles of World War One. The battle claimed one million soldiers'
Essex woman urinated twice on a war memorial at Somme anniversary
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
the defining battles of World War One. The battle claimed one million soldiers' lives. Commenting on the June offence, the Royal British Legion said: "The Legion is shocked and saddened to hear of this incident. War memorials and graves honour the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Pixie Lott dares to bare in revealing crochet dressembarrassing.' Oliver - who was scouted by a modelling agency at the age of 15
Pixie Lott dares to bare in revealing crochet dress
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
embarrassing.' Oliver - who was scouted by a modelling agency at the age of 15 - will use the ride to raise money for the Royal British Legion and it's not the only new thing he has been trying out. He said: 'I'm auditioning for a few TV shows... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Women urged to carry on collecting for Poppy Appeal following merger rowWOMEN working for the Poppy Appeal have been urged to carry on collecting follo
Women urged to carry on collecting for Poppy Appeal following merger row
Oxford Mail / Posted 10 days ago
WOMEN working for the Poppy Appeal have been urged to carry on collecting following controversial plans by the Royal British Legion for a merger that would close its Women's Section. The Oxfordshire county Women's Section, which oversees eight... Read more
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express
British Legion facing shortage of poppy sellers in row over closing women's branchesof outraged volunteers across Norfolk and Suffolk are acting after being infuri
British Legion facing shortage of poppy sellers in row over closing women's branches
express / Posted 10 days ago
of outraged volunteers across Norfolk and Suffolk are acting after being infuriated at their treatment by the Royal British Legion (RBL). More than half of the RBL's Women's Section branches in both East Anglian counties are reported... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Future of Royal British Legion Women’s Section plunged into doubtfor the Legion added: “As set out in proposals earlier this year, it remains vi
Future of Royal British Legion Women’s Section plunged into doubt
Daily Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
for the Legion added: “As set out in proposals earlier this year, it remains vitally important to integrate the Royal British Legion Women’s Section into the main body of the organisation to comply with charity regulation and governance... Read more
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Newham Recorder
Greater Game play telling the story of Clapton Orient’s major contribution to World War One is showing at Southwark Playhouse next monthfor his role of Bradley Branning in Eastenders, and Danny Walters plus many mor
Greater Game play telling the story of Clapton Orient’s major contribution to World War One is showing at Southwark Playhouse next month
Newham Recorder / Posted 11 days ago
for his role of Bradley Branning in Eastenders, and Danny Walters plus many more. The play is proudly sponsored by the Royal British Legion in association with the Players Football Association as part of the centenary commemorations of the... Read more
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Ilford Recorder
Greater Game play telling the story of Clapton Orient’s major contribution to World War One is showing at Southwark Playhouse next monthfor his role of Bradley Branning in Eastenders, and Danny Walters plus many mor
Greater Game play telling the story of Clapton Orient’s major contribution to World War One is showing at Southwark Playhouse next month
Ilford Recorder / Posted 11 days ago
for his role of Bradley Branning in Eastenders, and Danny Walters plus many more. The play is proudly sponsored by the Royal British Legion in association with the Players Football Association as part of the centenary commemorations of the... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Army of Norfolk and Suffolk women fundraisers left ‘hurt and disillusioned’ at treatment by Royal British Legion Hazel Kingswood (left), in happier days at a service to celebrate 50 years of
Army of Norfolk and Suffolk women fundraisers left ‘hurt and disillusioned’ at treatment by Royal British Legion
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
Hazel Kingswood (left), in happier days at a service to celebrate 50 years of the Aylsham Royal British Legion Women's Section. Also... Read more
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chroniclelive
Social club inundated with misdirected mailtheir postmen!” Letters addressed to the local fire station, to the bowling cl
Social club inundated with misdirected mail
chroniclelive / Posted 12 days ago
their postmen!” Letters addressed to the local fire station, to the bowling club, to the community centre, and even to the Royal British Legion Club, which closed more than two years ago - to name but a few - have repeatedly been posted through the... Read more
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Powys County Times
Please help save our parades says Bishops Castle RBL leadercould be a thing of the past if volunteers are not found to help organise them,
Please help save our parades says Bishops Castle RBL leader
Powys County Times / Posted 12 days ago
could be a thing of the past if volunteers are not found to help organise them, warns the outgoing branch chairman of the Royal British Legion in the town. A Remembrance Day parade has been held on the second Sunday of November every year since... Read more
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Forres Gazette
Plaque unveiled for legion stalwartForres veteran Gordon Macdonald, who died last year, aged 87. A plaque has bee
Plaque unveiled for legion stalwart
Forres Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
Forres veteran Gordon Macdonald, who died last year, aged 87. A plaque has been dedicated to a Forres veteran at the Royal British Legion. Gordon, a local loon and veteran of World War II was well known and liked in the town, and took part... Read more
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Daily Mirror
The Nazi who was to be Britain's ruler if Germany invaded during World War 2excavate the Great War PoW camp at Brocton on Cannock Chase. Organised by the
The Nazi who was to be Britain's ruler if Germany invaded during World War 2
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
excavate the Great War PoW camp at Brocton on Cannock Chase. Organised by the school partnership in association with the Royal British Legion Wolverhampton Central Branch, the service is the third of its kind, bringing together German and British... Read more
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birminghammail
How a Brit could have been a Nazi generalexcavate the Great War PoW camp at Brocton on Cannock Chase. Organised by the
How a Brit could have been a Nazi general
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
excavate the Great War PoW camp at Brocton on Cannock Chase. Organised by the school partnership in association with the Royal British Legion Wolverhampton Central Branch, the service is the third of its kind, bringing together German and British... Read more
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Louth Leader
Poppies on the Prom event in Mablethorpe is being set up for the first time to raise funds for the Mablethorpe and Dist
Poppies on the Prom event in Mablethorpe
Louth Leader / Posted 14 days ago
is being set up for the first time to raise funds for the Mablethorpe and District Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. It is set to take place on Sunday, August 14 on Mablethorpe’s Central Promenade from 11am... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Brilliant bangers served at church barbecuethe Sunday afternoon event. The village was a hive of activity throughout the
Brilliant bangers served at church barbecue
Weston Mercury / Posted 14 days ago
the Sunday afternoon event. The village was a hive of activity throughout the day as, aside from the main party, the Banwell branch of the Royal British Legion organised a leisurely walk around the village between the barbecue and the strawberry t... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Tracking device saves SurreyHills Cow Parade cow after theftNelson and Emma Hamilton stayed over 200 years ago. Luckily she is back safe an
Tracking device saves SurreyHills Cow Parade cow after theft
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 14 days ago
Nelson and Emma Hamilton stayed over 200 years ago. Luckily she is back safe and sound and still able to fundraise for the Royal British Legion, which is a great cause.” Read More Jane, who has been at Box Hill since June, will be auctioned off... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
Service in St Albans to honour Burma heroeswho fought and died in the Far East/Burma Campaign of the Second World War. No
Service in St Albans to honour Burma heroes
Herts Advertiser / Posted 15 days ago
who fought and died in the Far East/Burma Campaign of the Second World War. Norman Davies, of the St Albans branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “Tuesday, May 8, 1945, was a public holiday and celebration in the United Kingdom. It was known... Read more
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The News and Star
Attack and threats mean jail for thugthird party last year. He posted insults and threats on social media website F
Attack and threats mean jail for thug
The News and Star / Posted 16 days ago
third party last year. He posted insults and threats on social media website Facebook before events culminated at Wigton’s Royal British Legion club on July 3 last year, a court heard. Brown made a number of threats before he punched Dion... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Charity concert held in memory of Alexher life she devoted herself to charity fundraising for many different causes i
Charity concert held in memory of Alex
Whitehaven News / Posted 16 days ago
her life she devoted herself to charity fundraising for many different causes including her local branch of the Royal British Legion and soldiers’ charity Help for Heroes. Her mother Joan Kellett said: “Her personality was second to... Read more
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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times
Sport and community champions celebrated in Hatfieldcommunity awards went to Jon Brindle (Hatfield Town FC), Brenda Beach and Lorra
Sport and community champions celebrated in Hatfield
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times / Posted 16 days ago
community awards went to Jon Brindle (Hatfield Town FC), Brenda Beach and Lorraine Cooke (Gateway Club), Martin O’Brien (Royal British Legion), Chris Maloney (Hatfield Town Disabled Football Team), Mark Lampert (South Hatfield Community Fete),... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Decorated sailor John King, awarded Russian bravery medal for war effort, ‘crosses the bar’ aged 92July 2015, he received the Ushakov Medal from Russian government, presented by
Decorated sailor John King, awarded Russian bravery medal for war effort, ‘crosses the bar’ aged 92
Ipswich Star / Posted 16 days ago
July 2015, he received the Ushakov Medal from Russian government, presented by Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey as the Royal British Legion marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, on Kingston Field, in Woodbridge. On July 27, 2016,... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Traditional Civic Sunday marked in WhitehavenLowrey A procession was held through the town accompanied by a piper and the s
Traditional Civic Sunday marked in Whitehaven
Whitehaven News / Posted 17 days ago
Lowrey A procession was held through the town accompanied by a piper and the standard bearer for the Bransty branch of the Royal British Legion. This was followed by a service of thanksgiving at the United Reformed Church on James Street. It was... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Reigate mayor to break his own world record with daring skydive2014, aged 78. Now, to celebrate his birthday, the Mayor will jump for a secon
Reigate mayor to break his own world record with daring skydive
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 17 days ago
2014, aged 78. Now, to celebrate his birthday, the Mayor will jump for a second time on August 21 to raise money for the Royal British Legion (RBL). David Powell jumped from 30,000ft for the Royal British Legion in 2014 “You don’t think about... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Iconic planes thrill the Yanks crowdsScottish Pipe Band. But the biggest round of applause was for the Normandy and
Iconic planes thrill the Yanks crowds
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 18 days ago
Scottish Pipe Band. But the biggest round of applause was for the Normandy and post-war veterans, and members of the Royal British Legion. A Churchill impersonator waved to crowds while there were pantomime boos as a vehicle carrying German... Read more
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Wheels.ca
Wear a Bugatti Veyron on your sleevehistoric cars, aircraft and other vehicles, and has most recently been in the p
Wear a Bugatti Veyron on your sleeve
Wheels.ca / Posted 18 days ago
historic cars, aircraft and other vehicles, and has most recently been in the public eye thanks to its partnership with The Royal British Legion. The Wheel Cufflinks are priced at £295 and are available by contacting TMB directly. The company... Read more
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Express and Star
'All hope is gone' - Wolverhampton veterans left with nowhere to go « Express & Starthe veterans had been grateful for support from the local Sikh community, who h
'All hope is gone' - Wolverhampton veterans left with nowhere to go « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 18 days ago
the veterans had been grateful for support from the local Sikh community, who had regularly provided food parcels, and the Royal British Legion, as well as military charities such as Help for Heroes. “When it comes to dealing with the mental... Read more
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Shropshire Star
‘All hope is gone’ – Shropshire veterans left with nowhere to go « Shropshire Starthe veterans had been grateful for support from the local Sikh community, who h
‘All hope is gone’ – Shropshire veterans left with nowhere to go « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 18 days ago
the veterans had been grateful for support from the local Sikh community, who had regularly provided food parcels, and the Royal British Legion, as well as military charities such as Help for Heroes. “When it comes to dealing with the mental... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Iconic planes thrill the Yanks crowdsScottish Pipe Band. But the biggest round of applause was for the Normandy and
Iconic planes thrill the Yanks crowds
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
Scottish Pipe Band. But the biggest round of applause was for the Normandy and post-war veterans, and members of the Royal British Legion. A Churchill impersonator waved to crowds while there were pantomime boos as a vehicle carrying German... Read more
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Aylesbury Today
County Legionnaires pay tribute to the fallen of Fromelles 100 years onMembers of the Royal British Legion from Buckinghamshire travelled to France on
County Legionnaires pay tribute to the fallen of Fromelles 100 years on
Aylesbury Today / Posted 18 days ago
Members of the Royal British Legion from Buckinghamshire travelled to France on the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles in World War One. The Bucks Battalion fought alongside the Australian division at Fromelles, when 322 men from the... Read more
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Spalding Today
Prisoner of war and veteran retires at grand age of 95Second World War, Eddie was a prisoner in the notorious Changi Camp in northern
Prisoner of war and veteran retires at grand age of 95
Spalding Today / Posted 18 days ago
Second World War, Eddie was a prisoner in the notorious Changi Camp in northern Singapore, then in camps in Thailand. The Royal British Legion asked Eddie to write about his horrific experiences in their journal: a daily routine of brutality and... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Charity concert celebrates the life of Millom woman who was 'second to none'her life she devoted herself to charity fundraising for many different causes i
Charity concert celebrates the life of Millom woman who was 'second to none'
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 19 days ago
her life she devoted herself to charity fundraising for many different causes including her local branch of the Royal British Legion and soldiers' charity Help for Heroes. Her mother Joan Kellett said: "Her personality was second to... Read more
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Forres Gazette
Forres British Legion prepares to honour veteran09:00 - Updated: 04/08/2016 11:51 A Forres veteran who died a year ago is bein
Forres British Legion prepares to honour veteran
Forres Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
09:00 - Updated: 04/08/2016 11:51 A Forres veteran who died a year ago is being honoured by the Forres branch of the Royal British Legion at the weekend. A plaque is being unveiled at the legion at 1.30pm in honour of Gordon Macdonald, who... Read more
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express
Prince of Wales, or Duke of Rothesay, 'enjoys' himself at Mey Highland gamesevent, which includes traditional disciplines such as piping, putting the shot
Prince of Wales, or Duke of Rothesay, 'enjoys' himself at Mey Highland games
express / Posted 20 days ago
event, which includes traditional disciplines such as piping, putting the shot and tossing the caber. This year the Royal British Legion, who have been organising the fair for the past 40 years, also put on a mock horse dressage with... Read more
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