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               –  Position currently vacant
Standard Bearer  – Position currently vacant

Royal British Legion – 100th Anniversary of Adderbury & Milton Branch
2021 is a notable year for the Adderbury & Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion as we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary on 22 June.  This event, at present, will be tinged with a degree of sadness as I cannot see our organisation lasting much beyond that date.  John Hermon, our wonderful Treasurer, has decided to step down after 65 years of membership – 48 of those as treasurer: and I would like to publicly acknowledge his outstanding devotion and commitment to the branch: we would not have lasted this long without his knowledgeable guidance.

Our ever-dwindling membership and the increasing elderly age of our small branch mean will be unable to continue without new members who are willing to take on executive positions: as a minimum we need a treasurer, secretary and standard-bearer.  It is therefore highly likely that we will have to start thinking about opening negotiations with RBL District officials to close our branch after 22nd June. This does not mean an end to our valuable fellowship, merely that we will no longer be operating as a formal RBL organisation: we will still gather occasionally to exchange our views and offer support.

On a more positive note, and under the current COVID recovery plan, the social distancing restrictions are expected to be removed on 21st June so we should be able to get together in some form the next day to celebrate our branch anniversary together, so watch this space for further details.

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.  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:
Nigel Randall on 01295-810233 or email oaktree.cottage@btinternet.com