The Royal British Legion exists to promote the welfare of those who are serving or have served in the armed forces of the Crown and their dependants; that is, their spouse, children and perhaps other dependents.
The Nayland and District Branch meets every 2 months in the Church Hall . It is not only open to ex-service men or women but is happy to accept associate members who have never served in the Armed Forces.
Its main activity is to look after its members and other ex-service men and women and their dependants and provide them with help and support as necessary. It arranges speakers at most of its meetings and organises visits 3 or 4 times a year. It organises the annual Remembrance Services at Nayland and Wiston Churches and the Annual Poppy Appeal Collections. It conducts fund raising events for funding its local activities and for the national organisation. Its welfare officer has access to the national organization support agencies, such as Residential Homes and the more expensive home equipment aids that might be required by ailing ex-service personnel or their dependants.
Officers of the Branch
|CHAIRMAN||John Partridge||Tel. 263733|
|VICE CHAIRMAN||David Slater||Tel. 262145|
|TREASURER||Richard Cave||Tel. 262146|
|SECRETARY||Andrew Gowen||Tel. 262534|
|43 Bear Street|
|POPPY APPEAL ORGANISER||Mark Shirley||Tel. 264164|
|STANDARD BEARER||Kathy Hunt||Tel. 262014|
|WELFARE OFFICER||Chris Hunt||Tel. 262014|
The Nayland Branch of the Royal British Legion commemorated and celebrated the centenary of the end of the First World War with events held in November 2018. This could not have been done without the help of so many people.
Details and photographs of the commemorations can be viewed here.