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Daily Mail
Duchess of Cornwall takes selfies with Army wivesby Hampshire County Council with funding from the Armed Forces Community Covena
Duchess of Cornwall takes selfies with Army wives
Daily Mail / Posted 46 minutes ago
by Hampshire County Council with funding from the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant and the Brockenhurst branch of the Royal British Legion. Each Poppy Pod is named after a battle from Amiens to Ypres, and pine seeds from Gallipoli have been... Read more
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express
D-Day veteran awarded France's highest honour says: 'I was just doing my job'me it was a big honour so I'm happy with that, at least." Kevin Lane, chairman
D-Day veteran awarded France's highest honour says: 'I was just doing my job'
express / Posted 3 hours ago
me it was a big honour so I'm happy with that, at least." Kevin Lane, chairman of the Fort William and district branch of Royal British Legion Scotland, attended the presentation ceremony. He said: "It's good to see people recognised for the work... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Eamonn Holmes hints at Celebrity Big Brother appearancepreviously revealed his wife Ruth Langsford doesn’t want him to take part in th
Eamonn Holmes hints at Celebrity Big Brother appearance
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 hours ago
previously revealed his wife Ruth Langsford doesn’t want him to take part in the Channel 5 reality show (Rich Hardcastle/Royal British Legion/PA) Eamonn had a brief stint on the show during the last series earlier this year when he hosted a live... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
All Go as Pokemon craze sweeps Lakeland streetsare pitched against one another. Although one concern is this could be contrive
All Go as Pokemon craze sweeps Lakeland streets
West Moreland Gazette / Posted yesterday
are pitched against one another. Although one concern is this could be contrived to be disrespectful, according to the Royal British Legion. Lt Col. M R Rowney MBE, of the Cumbria branch, said: "If they are using it as an attraction to look at... Read more
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Daily Record
Great-gran gets inked again in husband's memorytattoo on her forearm in a bid to raise cash for former services personnel.The
Great-gran gets inked again in husband's memory
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
tattoo on her forearm in a bid to raise cash for former services personnel.The great-gran already has the emblem of the Royal British Legion inked on her inner left arm in memory of her husband James Retired carer Violet, of Dunfermline, said:... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Fire chief wrongly accused of sex attack freed after three years in jail thanks to loyal wife's detective workthe Bryants and Dorset County Council. Mr Day, now aged 53 and living in Broml
Fire chief wrongly accused of sex attack freed after three years in jail thanks to loyal wife's detective work
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
the Bryants and Dorset County Council. Mr Day, now aged 53 and living in Bromley, Kent, had been the bottle washer in the Royal British Legion bar in Christchurch where he had grown up in the Seventies and where local firemen would regularly... Read more
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Spalding Today
Surfleet bell-ringer is remembered a century after he died in the First World WarGoodwin, the Surfleet bell-ringer who died in the trenches. Private Goodwin’s
Surfleet bell-ringer is remembered a century after he died in the First World War
Spalding Today / Posted 3 days ago
Goodwin, the Surfleet bell-ringer who died in the trenches. Private Goodwin’s grandson, Lincolnshire and Surfleet branch Royal British Legion (RBL) chairman Tony Goodwin, attended a lunchtime service to mark the exact centenary of his death and... Read more
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Express and Star
Stone laid for Tipton war hero who earned the Victoria Cross « Express & StarTipton Royal British Legion is planned today's free event at Victoria Park, whi
Stone laid for Tipton war hero who earned the Victoria Cross « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Tipton Royal British Legion is planned today's free event at Victoria Park, which included a military band and parade. The event, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was running from 10.30am to 4pm. The commemorative paving stone,... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Leeds can be so proud for giving such a farewellat the Battle of Monte Cassino. His sisters were among long lost family member
Leeds can be so proud for giving such a farewell
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 3 days ago
at the Battle of Monte Cassino. His sisters were among long lost family members who were tracked down. Members of the Royal British Legion were in attendance and a bikers’ club carried in the coffin. Buglers sounded the last post as Mr Cooney... Read more
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Daily Record
This war hero died with no family so hundreds turned out for his funeralWorld War II gunner Stewart Cooney. Stewart, who died aged 95 in June, was esc
This war hero died with no family so hundreds turned out for his funeral
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
World War II gunner Stewart Cooney. Stewart, who died aged 95 in June, was escorted to the crematorium by members of the Royal British Legion Riders. Around eight bikers led the cortege in through the crematorium's gates while the rest of the... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Village legion’s pride at sculpture RBL member Simon Reakes and Rector Tim Scott with the tiny sculpture. The Ya
Village legion’s pride at sculpture
Weston Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
RBL member Simon Reakes and Rector Tim Scott with the tiny sculpture. The Yatton Royal British Legion says it is delighted after the village received one of 149 statues commemorating the 100th anniversary of a... Read more
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Spalding Today
See the future of South Holland in Spalding and Crowlandcoming to a drop-in session at South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Tuesday, July
See the future of South Holland in Spalding and Crowland
Spalding Today / Posted 3 days ago
coming to a drop-in session at South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Tuesday, July 26, between 11am and 3pm. A further drop-in session takes place at Crowland Royal British Legion Hall, Broadway, Crowland, on Thursday, July 28, from 3.30pm until 7.30... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Hundreds attend lonely WW2 vet’s funeralfeel right someone who served his country should pass by unnoticed.” Hundreds
Hundreds attend lonely WW2 vet’s funeral
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 4 days ago
feel right someone who served his country should pass by unnoticed.” Hundreds ended up attending the funeral, including Royal British Legion standard bearers, a piper and soldiers from his old regiment. Also in attendance were Army Reserve... Read more
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Daily Mirror
This hero WWII veteran got the moving send of he deservedWalker (84) long lost sister of Stewart Cooney (95) attends his funeral at Puds
This hero WWII veteran got the moving send of he deserved
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
Walker (84) long lost sister of Stewart Cooney (95) attends his funeral at Pudsey Cemetery, Leeds. SWNSMembers of the Royal British Legion Riders carried Stewart's coffin She added: "He would never tell you anything." Scott, 48, said: "My... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Hundreds of strangers attend funeral of Scottish World War II veterandied aged 95 in a care home in Leeds last month having outlived his family, lea
Hundreds of strangers attend funeral of Scottish World War II veteran
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 days ago
died aged 95 in a care home in Leeds last month having outlived his family, leading to a social media appeal for mourners. Royal British Legion standard bearers, a piper and soldiers from the Royal Artillery, his old regiment, were on hand in a... Read more
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heraldscotland
Hundreds of strangers attend funeral of Scottish World War II veteranRoyal British Legion standard bearers, a piper and soldiers from the Royal Arti
Hundreds of strangers attend funeral of Scottish World War II veteran
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
Royal British Legion standard bearers, a piper and soldiers from the Royal Artillery, his old regiment, were on hand in a service that proved to be standing room only. Members of the public and Army Reserve soldiers also gathered at the packed... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Thank you Leeds: Hundreds turn out to give war veteran send off he deserveshe deserved today. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Evening Post readers joined represen
Thank you Leeds: Hundreds turn out to give war veteran send off he deserves
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 4 days ago
he deserved today. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Evening Post readers joined representatives from the armed forces and the Royal British Legion at a funeral service for 92-year-old Stewart Cooney, who served as a gunner in the Second World War. Mr... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Hundreds turn out to give Leeds war veteran send off he deserveshe deserved today. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Evening Post readers joined represen
Hundreds turn out to give Leeds war veteran send off he deserves
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 4 days ago
he deserved today. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Evening Post readers joined representatives from the armed forces and the Royal British Legion at a funeral service for 92-year-old Stewart Cooney, who served as a gunner in the Second World War. Mr... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
‘Family of soldiers’ at war veteran’s funeral todaydeserves today. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Evening Post readers were set to join r
‘Family of soldiers’ at war veteran’s funeral today
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 4 days ago
deserves today. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Evening Post readers were set to join representatives from the armed forces and the Royal British Legion at a funeral service for 92-year-old Stewart Cooney, who served as a gunner in the Second World War. A... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
‘Family of soldiers’ to attend Leeds war veteran’s funeraltomorrow. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Evening Post readers were set to join represe
‘Family of soldiers’ to attend Leeds war veteran’s funeral
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 4 days ago
tomorrow. Kind-hearted Yorkshire Evening Post readers were set to join representatives from the armed forces and the Royal British Legion at a funeral service for 92-year-old Stewart Cooney, who served as a gunner in the Second World War. A... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Moment drunken yob in suit destroys poppy wreath for Somme memorialMore He was fined £90 for his actions and the culprit also offered to take on
Moment drunken yob in suit destroys poppy wreath for Somme memorial
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
More He was fined £90 for his actions and the culprit also offered to take on some voluntary charity work for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. It is understood he was drunk at the time. Manchester City Council city centre... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Watch the moment a man kicks wreaths commemorating The Battle of the Sommeby police. He was fined £90 for his actions and the culprit also offered to ta
Watch the moment a man kicks wreaths commemorating The Battle of the Somme
Manchester Evening News / Posted 5 days ago
by police. He was fined £90 for his actions and the culprit also offered to take on some voluntary charity work for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. One of the men is seen kicking at the wreaths It is understood he was drunk at the... Read more
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chroniclelive
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profitV8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profit
chroniclelive / Posted 6 days ago
V8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave £5000 of the sales revenue to the Royal British Legion. Coming in Polaris White or Midnight Black, the Stratstone Le Mans XFR had a production run of just... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profitV8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profit
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 6 days ago
V8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave £5000 of the sales revenue to the Royal British Legion. Coming in Polaris White or Midnight Black, the Stratstone Le Mans XFR had a production run of just... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profitV8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profit
Reading Evening Post / Posted 6 days ago
V8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave £5000 of the sales revenue to the Royal British Legion. Coming in Polaris White or Midnight Black, the Stratstone Le Mans XFR had a production run of just... Read more
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Daily Mail
The real BFG! Inspiration for giant was Roald Dahl's builder friendneed arose. But their relationship transcended work and the pair became firm f
The real BFG! Inspiration for giant was Roald Dahl's builder friend
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
need arose. But their relationship transcended work and the pair became firm friends, regularly meeting up at their local Royal British Legion club. Wal would also visit Dahl's home in Great Missenden every Friday to play snooker. The BFG wasn't... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profitV8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profit
Liverpool Echo / Posted 6 days ago
V8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave £5000 of the sales revenue to the Royal British Legion. Coming in Polaris White or Midnight Black, the Stratstone Le Mans XFR had a production run of just... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profitV8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave
The top 5 special edition car investment for fun and (maybe) profit
Manchester Evening News / Posted 6 days ago
V8 Jaguar XFR under the bonnet really didn’t need enhancing. Plus, Jaguar gave £5000 of the sales revenue to the Royal British Legion. Coming in Polaris White or Midnight Black, the Stratstone Le Mans XFR had a production run of just... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
James Cropper remembers Somme victims with paper tributethe site. Organised by the UK and French Governments, in partnership with the
James Cropper remembers Somme victims with paper tribute
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
the site. Organised by the UK and French Governments, in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and The Royal British Legion, the service saluted the one million casualties sustained on both sides during the 141-day battle. The... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Charity cyclist injured in Shrewsbury hit and run « Shropshire StarWilliams, who will ride from Ellesmere to Lake Vyrnwy next month in memory of h
Charity cyclist injured in Shrewsbury hit and run « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 7 days ago
Williams, who will ride from Ellesmere to Lake Vyrnwy next month in memory of his father and to raise money for the Royal British Legion, usually has a video camera attached to his bike but had forgotten it on Sunday morning. West Mercia... Read more
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Northern Echo
Racegoers show their appreciation for armed forcesmeeting on Sunday which saw nearly 4,000 people turn out to show their apprecia
Racegoers show their appreciation for armed forces
Northern Echo / Posted 8 days ago
meeting on Sunday which saw nearly 4,000 people turn out to show their appreciation for charities Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion. Alongside the eight races, the Royal British Legion standard bearers held a parade along the final... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
The new Mayor of Millom sets out his stall to bring in positive changes for his townfor Cumbria and the county's high sheriff. The service was led into the church
The new Mayor of Millom sets out his stall to bring in positive changes for his town
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 8 days ago
for Cumbria and the county's high sheriff. The service was led into the church by a piper and standard bearers from the Royal British Legion and The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. Cllr Wilson, speaking after the ceremony, outlined his plans for... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Kidlington ladies raise cash for air ambulance with "pick-pocket" dressesa fire engine display, balloon modelling, crafts and stalls from organisations
Kidlington ladies raise cash for air ambulance with "pick-pocket" dresses
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 9 days ago
a fire engine display, balloon modelling, crafts and stalls from organisations including the Roundabout Quilters and the Royal British Legion. The guild had multiple stalls at the event but 72-year-old Daphne Keenen was among a particularly... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Kidlington ladies raise cash for air ambulance with "pick-pocket" dressesa fire engine display, balloon modelling, crafts and stalls from organisations
Kidlington ladies raise cash for air ambulance with "pick-pocket" dresses
Oxford Mail / Posted 9 days ago
a fire engine display, balloon modelling, crafts and stalls from organisations including the Roundabout Quilters and the Royal British Legion. The guild had multiple stalls at the event but 72-year-old Daphne Keenen was among a particularly... Read more
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Louth Leader
Golf challenge putts in £1,200 for Mablethorpe Poppy AppealThe Mablethorpe and District Royal British Legion held their annual charity gol
Golf challenge putts in £1,200 for Mablethorpe Poppy Appeal
Louth Leader / Posted 9 days ago
The Mablethorpe and District Royal British Legion held their annual charity golf challenge recently to mark Armed Forces Day. The event was again held at Woodthorpe and over £1,200 was raised for the Britsh Legion’s Poppy Appeal. Once more, Staff... Read more
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Pendle Today
‘Proud’ to be representing legion branch in LondonA standard bearer from Earby will represent the Royal British Legion at the ann
‘Proud’ to be representing legion branch in London
Pendle Today / Posted 9 days ago
A standard bearer from Earby will represent the Royal British Legion at the annual Festival of Remembrance in London in November. James Spence (50), of Rushton Avenue, is the standard bearer for the Barnoldswick and District branch and will be the... Read more
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John O'Groat Journal
Caithness County Show marks 175th anniversaryschool age will get in free and there will be no charge for parking. After the
Caithness County Show marks 175th anniversary
John O'Groat Journal / Posted 11 days ago
school age will get in free and there will be no charge for parking. After the show, a buffet dance will be held in the Royal British Legion clubrooms in Thurso. Tickets will be £20 and £8 for the dance only. Music will be provided by local... Read more
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Northern Echo
Inquiry after Royal British Legion committee complaintsfundraising and other matters are being administered by the its headquarters in
Inquiry after Royal British Legion committee complaints
Northern Echo / Posted 11 days ago
fundraising and other matters are being administered by the its headquarters in Newcastle. A spokesperson for The Royal British Legion said: “There are no plans to close The Royal British Legion Consett branch. “The branch is currently... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Dismay as Great War statue stolen from Shrewsbury's Quarry park « Shropshire Starnine days in his spot by a World War I memorial in the heart of Shrewsbury. Bu
Dismay as Great War statue stolen from Shrewsbury's Quarry park « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 11 days ago
nine days in his spot by a World War I memorial in the heart of Shrewsbury. But Jenny Robey, community fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, in Shropshire, said: was dismayed to find that he had disappeared from his place in the Quarry. Jenny... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Video and pictures: Youngsters join parade to honour Shropshire's heroes of the Somme « Shropshire StarShropshire Light infantry Regimental Museum. Support also came from the Rifles
Video and pictures: Youngsters join parade to honour Shropshire's heroes of the Somme « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 11 days ago
Shropshire Light infantry Regimental Museum. Support also came from the Rifles Association and local branch members of the Royal British Legion. Both youngsters and teachers said the whole project had been a valuable experience and helped to... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Poppies will be on display until Sundaypoppies will be sent to Carlisle Cathedral as part of a WI project and the rema
Poppies will be on display until Sunday
Whitehaven News / Posted 11 days ago
poppies will be sent to Carlisle Cathedral as part of a WI project and the remaining poppies will be donated to the Royal British Legion. The event was organised by Cleator Moor town council and supported by the Town Team, Cleator Women’s... Read more
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Sussex Express
Hailshamat the South and Southeast in Bloom awards which are being held at Ferneham Hal
Hailsham
Sussex Express / Posted 11 days ago
at the South and Southeast in Bloom awards which are being held at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Wednesday 14th September. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: At the June meeting members discussed the unveiling of the VC Stone for CSM Nelson Victor Carter who... Read more
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Whitehaven News
detailedstorypoppies will be sent to Carlisle Cathedral as part of a WI project and the rema
detailedstory
Whitehaven News / Posted 11 days ago
poppies will be sent to Carlisle Cathedral as part of a WI project and the remaining poppies will be donated to the Royal British Legion (RBL). The event was organised by Cleator Moor town council and supported by the Town Team, Cleator... Read more
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Northern Echo
Upper Dales town to unveil new war memorial at commemorative eventon Sunday, Hawes Community Primary School will perform a song, and representati
Upper Dales town to unveil new war memorial at commemorative event
Northern Echo / Posted 12 days ago
on Sunday, Hawes Community Primary School will perform a song, and representatives from the army, Church of England, Royal British Legion, emergency services and North Yorkshire County Council will attend. The event will conclude with a two... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Woman who was first in Oxfordshire to learn that the Great War was overAssociation for many years. She was awarded the MBE in 1976 for her work with
Woman who was first in Oxfordshire to learn that the Great War was over
Oxford Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Association for many years. She was awarded the MBE in 1976 for her work with the WRVS. After her death in 1990, aged 87, her military medals and other regalia were put on display in a cabinet in the Royal British Legion headquarters at Wolver... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Readers rally to ensure Leeds war veteran gets fitting send offas he has no family to mourn his death. Following the appeal, well-wishers hav
Readers rally to ensure Leeds war veteran gets fitting send off
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 12 days ago
as he has no family to mourn his death. Following the appeal, well-wishers have pledged to attend the ceremony, while The Royal British Legion (RBL) has offered to provide standard bearers to mark his military service. Leeds-based people finding... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Author’s research reveals stories of 70 Harling war veteransup and put down again over the past 15 years.” Ms Partridge’s scrapbooks forme
Author’s research reveals stories of 70 Harling war veterans
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 13 days ago
up and put down again over the past 15 years.” Ms Partridge’s scrapbooks formed part of an exhibition about the First World War in East Harling in 2014. She also give a talk to her local Royal British Legion branch about the book and her rese... Read more
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Spalding Today
Armed forces celebration at Fleet Hargate’s Anglia Motelthink we had the Spitfire and the Hurricane chasing one another,” said Harold.
Armed forces celebration at Fleet Hargate’s Anglia Motel
Spalding Today / Posted 13 days ago
think we had the Spitfire and the Hurricane chasing one another,” said Harold. Jessie Garner (5) with a poppy at the Fleet Royal British Legion stand. SG030716-155TW Hymn singing at the service of remembrance. SG03716-146TW KG German Reenactments... Read more
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Express and Star
Wednesbury Royal British Legion centre suffers blow as raiders make off with £3,000 « Express & Starwon't let it beat us. Worse things happen than this." Mrs Yates said she could
Wednesbury Royal British Legion centre suffers blow as raiders make off with £3,000 « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 13 days ago
won't let it beat us. Worse things happen than this." Mrs Yates said she couldn't comprehend how somebody could attack at Royal British Legion branch. She said: "They are just low life, pinching off a British Legion which helps people. If they... Read more
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Whitehaven News
British Legion's fundraisers honouredDEDICATED fundraisers have been rewarded for years of service to the Royal Brit
British Legion's fundraisers honoured
Whitehaven News / Posted 15 days ago
DEDICATED fundraisers have been rewarded for years of service to the Royal British Legion. Cumbria’s High Sheriff Richard Lee presents the volunteers Volunteers with a combined total of 590 years work for the Poppy Appeal in Egremont were honoured... Read more
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