ABOUT SHERINGHAM BRANCH

Sheringham Branch of the Royal British Legion take pride in being pro-active.  We meet regularly and arrange several social events throughout the year. 

We hold a Christmas Social in place of our  December meeting, which involve lots of good music, plenty of food and of course marvellous conversation. 

For photographs of some of these events, please go to our past events page.

GREAT PILGRIMAGE 90 PARADE

In the biggest membership event in its history, The Royal British Legion is recreating its 1928 pilgrimage to World War One battlefields.

A decade after the end of WW1, the British Legion (as it was then known) organised for veterans and war widows to visit the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres before marching to the Menin Gate in Ypres on 8th August 1928.

Exactly 90 years later, thousands of Legion representatives will recreate the 1928 Battlefields Pilgrimage and visit the same battlefields and then, on 8th August 2018, parade their branch standard and a wreath along the same route to the Menin Gate for the One Hundred Days ceremony to commemorate the last 100 days of WW1 and represent an entire generation that served while defending their country.

Sheringham and District Branch Standard Bearer, Eddie Mayell and his wife Clare will be attending the GP90 parade to represent the Town. Clare will be carrying a wreath signed by Youth Groups and Organisations from Sheringham.

The couple have already visited many of the organisations to give presentations with information about the upcoming Parade on 8th August. We are very pleased to be joining in with this very important Parade.
 

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 and is the nation's premier ex-service charity, dedicated to caring for men and women who have served in the armed forces and their dependants.

Its objects include promoting the welfare of ex-service men or women and their dependants and relieving hardship among them where it exists; raising and distributing money for these purposes; assisting serving men and women in their return to civilian life; and promoting the interests of their dependants while they themselves are still serving.

Under its Royal Charter, the Legion's help is available to all the categories above, regardless of whether they are its members.  This represents some 15 million people, or one third of the population.

Although it is now over 50 years since the last world war, demand for the Legion's services is still increasing and is set to continue rising for at least the next 10 - 15 years.  For the annual Poppy Appeal, the Legion's poppy factory produces over 30 million poppies, about 90,000 wreaths and 400,000 remembrance crosses.

For more information visit the Official Royal British Legion Web Site: www.britishlegion.org.uk

JOIN OUR BRANCH

To join our branch all you have to do is contact our Membership Secretary using the Contact details link above. 

Alternatively, you can write or telephone using the details at the bottom of the page.

To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, The Royal British Legion is leading a national movement to say ‘Thank You’ to the entire generation who lived through the war – “All who served, sacrificed and changed our world.”

The war left legacies that positively impact our lives today, from ground-breaking social change and timeless works of art to pioneering innovations.

The Legion is thanking the whole First World War generation. That’s not just the British Armed Forces, but those who fought alongside them from today’s Commonwealth. It’s also the countless men, women and children who played their part on the home front.

Everyone has a reason to say ‘Thank You’. We all have a connection to the First World War and this is an ideal time to find out more about our heritage. Be part of the Thank You community.

There’s no limit to the ways you can say ‘Thank You’, whether it’s a simple tweet or a fullblown event dedicated to those who made a difference in your community. Get inspired on our website: rbl.org.uk/thankyou

 

Sheringham Town Council are organising many events to mark the 100 year anniversary, once we get the full programme we will publish it here on site.

Lights Out WWI Vigil 2014

Welcome the support of our new
Royal British Legion Chaplain

Rev Christian Heycocks RN has very kindly agreed to be our Branch Chaplain. 

If you are in need of help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact him.

St Peter's Vicarage
10 North Street
Sheringham, NR26 8LW

Tel: 01263 822 089