Adderbury & Milton Royal British Legion
President – Profile of Wing Commander Nigel Randall – 01295-810233
Vice Chairman – Profile of Mr. Tony Chainey – 01295 720180
Treasurer – Profile of Mr. John Hermon – 01295 251389
Secretary – Jean Moore – 01295-810246
Standard Bearer – Position currently vacant
Meeting Dates for 2020 and 2021
We normally meet at Adderbury Bowls Club on the first Thursday of alternating months at 2.00 pm. However, all face-to-face meetings have been postponed until COVID-19 social distancing restriction have been eased.
We Will Remember Them: Remembrance
The British Legion will not be holding a house-to-house collection this year as part of the Poppy Appeal, but static collection tins will be available at suitable locations within the village. Any financial support you are able to offer will be gratefully received.
The Royal British Legion – Shoulder to Shoulder with all who Serve
The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.
The Adderbury & Milton Branch was formed on 22 June 1921 and is the second oldest in Oxfordshire to Woodstock, who formed a week earlier. We meet at 2.00 pm on the second Thursday of every second month at The Adderbury Bowls Club. As a local branch of The Legion we organise a few welfare, social and fundraising activities each year, though the public are most aware of us during the Poppy Appeal and the time of Remembrance in late October/mid November. We receive fantastic support and care from the majority of the public during this time.
We would love to reach our 100th anniversary in 2021 but will need a few new members in order to do so. Membership is open to everyone: you don’t have to be part of the Armed Forces community to join, everyone is welcome. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to provide help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages.
Legion membership ensures that:
- Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices that our brave Servicemen and Servicewomen have made are never forgotten.
- The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.
Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.
About The Royal British Legion
We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces – past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy. Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today. Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.
For more information on any of the items above please contact:
Contact: Nigel Randall
Address: Oak Tree Cottage, Berryhill Road, Adderbury