Royal British Legion - Dec 2015

Posted in General News

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday was a well-attended day. Before we left the Surgery to parade up the hill to the Church the motorcycle section laid a wreath at the WW1 seat. This has become the norm since it was placed there in August 2014.

There was a change to other year’s arrangements as we invited anyone who wished to parade up to the Church, to join in with us. This meant we had a great following.

The motor bike section acted as safety riders so keeping the traffic at bay.

The service followed the usual pattern and Ronnie Clarke and Ian Taylor read the lessons.

Afterwards we paraded down to the Memorial Hall to lay the Wreath and have tea and coffee.

We would like to thank everyone who took part and also our thanks to the Ladies for supplying us with food and drink so well.

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal North Elmham and District.

I am pleased to report that the preliminary figures for this years Poppy Appeal for our district already exceed £5000.00 with a few more collections still to be counted.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generosity and help.  Final figures will be announced in the next issue.

Ian Taylor


The November meeting took place at the Kings Head with eleven members present. During the Salutations we were asked to remember our departed member, Derrick Woods who supported the RBL in many ways.

There were no apologies as Bill Truman honoured us with his presence.

Correspondence was read and then David Green said a few words about the Poppy Collection. Last year the total for the area was £4713.96 which was a record.

The Festival of Remembrance was discussed and members selected to read the lessons.

The last thing mentioned was the state of the War Graves at Worthing and Brisley which were looking unkempt. Members asked the Secretary to write to the War Graves Commission to ascertain who was being paid to look after them.

The meeting closed at 2100hrs.The next meeting will be on Thursday 4th February 2016 at 2000hrs at the Kings Head.

Old Comrades

The Old Comrades night held in October made a profit of £212. It was decided to give £60.00 of this to the Elmham News for printing our news and giving us publicity.

It was decided to hold another Old Comrades night next year and the date will be 21st October. So put this date in your diary for next year.