Little Common

Welcome to the Little Common Branch of The Royal British Legion

 Friday 6 November 2020 - Notice: There will not be a Remembrance Parade or Service at Little Common this Remembrance Sunday 8 November. The Royal British Legion advises everyone to observe the two-minute silence on their doorsteps or to watch the London Cenotaph Service on television. Government advice is to stay at home unless your journey is essential. Please stay safe and protect yourselves during this winter.


Ernie the Poppy Man (created by and named after Branch President Ernie Eldridge) welcomes you to the Little Common Branch of the Royal British Legion. He spends most of his time watching over the activities in the Club's Gillham Room, but ventures out from time to time for fundraising events around Bexhill.

26 March 2020 - Notice: All Legion events and meetings have been cancelled until the end of June 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Branch Committee meets at 10.00am on the first Tuesday of the month at the Club in Meads Avenue, Little Common. 

If you would like to help with the 2020 Poppy Appeal, please visit our Poppy Appeal page, our Branch raised over £5000 during 2019.

Membership of the Royal British Legion is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.

Legion membership ensures that

  • Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women 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.

If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email the Branch Chairman John Jennings on

About The Royal British Legion

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. 

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