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
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
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
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
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:
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
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