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Events: Cambridgeshire

 

 

The Affiliation between the Cambridgeshire Scouts and the County RBL took place at Milton Community Centre on the 8th November.  This is a first for the County, to have a Youth Affiliation between two County Organisations.

 

The presentation of the certificate was made by our President Col Roger Herriot OBE, DL to Ed Sewells MBE, Assistant County Commissioner.

 

 Dates for your diary

 

Cambridgeshire County Standard Bearer Competition – Saturday 19th October 2019 at Over Community Centre

Huntingdonshire RBLWS Christmas Fayre - Saturday 23rd November at Warboys Parish Centre between 10am and 2pm, everyone is welcome

Central Band of the Royal British Legion – Ely Cathedral – December 7th 2019 – tickets can be purchased at the Ely Cathedral box office

Cambridgeshire County Conference – Saturday January 25th at Over Community Centre – 1100 to 1500

 

East Anglia and Essex Area Standard Bearer Competition - Saturday February 22nd 2020 at Over Community Centre - 1000 to 1500

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Women's Section Events 2019

County Social Evening – Friday 28th June                                                                                                       Warboys Parish Centre, 2 Blenheim Cl, Warboys, Huntingdon PE28 2XF

For tickets please contact Audrey Manchett (01487 813498 and audreymanchett@gmail.com) or Gill Ward (01487 812143 and  gillward1@hotmail.co.uk)

Entertainment will be provided by Pat Campbell, from 7pm until 10pm, please bring your own drink and nibbles – Tickets are £5      

County Conference – Saturday 21st September – RBL Social Club, Somersham, High Street, Somersham, Cambs, PE28   3JB 

Conference will begin at 2pm and will be followed by entertainment and a tea party

County Christmas Fayre – Saturday 23rd November - Warboys Parish Centre, 2 Blenheim Cl, Warboys, Huntingdon PE28 2XF

The fayre will take place between 10am and 2pm

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Fellowes’ War Living History Day, Saturday April 27th, 11am-4pm, Ramsey Rural Museum

 

In partnership with Ramsey Rural Museum, the Fellowes’ War Project will organise a First World War Living History Day for the whole family on Saturday April 27th 2019 from 11am-4pm. The event is free of charge and donations to the Rural Museum are welcome.  Find out about nurses and medicine at the time of the First World War, get a fake wound, see the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry parade on their horses, hear talks about World War I and see numerous exhibitions, all set in the historic grounds of Ramsey Rural Museum.

 

About The Fellowes Family

John Fellowes is the 4th Baron de Ramsey and currently farms the Abbots Ripton Estate in Cambridgeshire. The Fellowe’s War Project has researched the experiences of the Fellowes family during the First World War and examined the role of Abbots Ripton Hall as a hospital during this time.

 

Stained glass windows in the Church of St Thomas a Becket in the town of Ramsey are dedicated to 2 family members in particular, Coulson Churchill Fellowes and his brother in law Heneage Greville Finch, Lord de Guernsey.

 

Coulson Churchill Fellowes was the son and heir of Lord De Ramsey when, as an experienced reservist soldier, he re-enlisted at the outbreak of the First World War. Educated at Eton, he followed in the steps of a long line of military officers. As a Captain in the 1st Life Guards (also his father’s regiment) Coulson Churchill Fellowes was sent to the Western Front shortly after war broke out, engaged in fighting around Ypres. He contracted a sickness in the trenches during the 1st Battle of Ypres, in November 1914. He was repatriated and died of an exposure related illness on 22nd October 1915, in London, and was subsequently buried in Ramsey.

 

Lord de Guernsey was the husband of Gladys Fellowes. At the outbreak of the First World War he re-joined the Irish Guards and left for France on 12th August 1914. He was fatally shot at Soupir, on the slopes of the Chemines des Dames, during the Battle of the Aisne, on 14th September 1914.

Following the loss of the heir to the De Ramsey dynasty and the loss of Lord de Guernsey, Abbots Ripton Hall (the home of the De Ramsey family) housed a VAD Hospital for the remainder of World War I.

 

About The Fellowes War Project

Ramsey Junior School has received National Lottery support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Project  “Fellowes War”. The project aims to research and commemorate members of Lord de Ramsey’s family who fought in World War I and understand the role that Abbots Ripton Hall played as a hospital during that time.

 

About Ramsey Rural Museum

We are an independent museum in Huntingdonshire situated in open countryside on the edge of a small Fenland town. Housed in renovated 17th century farm buildings, the museum is full of items and exhibits kindly donated by local companies and the public. Ramsey Rural Museum is a charitable trust that is managed and maintained entirely by volunteers.

Ramsey Rural Museum, Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2XD.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk.

Further information

Please contact
Nicky Stockman, nicky.stockman@me.com, 07747025557

Gordon Phillips, ourworld.festivals@gmail.com, 07878000175

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY CONFERENCE

Notification is hereby given that the

Annual Meeting of the Conference of the

Royal British Legion Cambridgeshire County will be held on:

Saturday 26th January 2019

At

Over Conference & Community Centre

The Doles, Over, Cambridgeshire, CB24 5NW

 

The Conference will begin at 11.00 am and conclude at approximately 3.00 pm with a break for Buffet Lunch at 12.30 pm. 

The Conference business to be transacted shall be:

 

  1. To consider reports and accounts for the past year.
  2. To elect Members to the County Committee and Members to the County Conference Committee.
  3. To consider matters raised in motions by the County Committee or by Branches in the County and approved by the County Conference Committee for inclusion in the Agenda.

ELECTION OF COUNTY COMMITTEE OFFICERS & MEMBERS

 

COUNTY OFFICERS

The planned one year  term of Office for both the position of County Chairman and County Vice Chairman are due completion at the January 2019 Annual Meeting of Conference.   Both the current Chairman Col Colin Elsden DL and the Current Vice Chairman Mrs Lorna Jones have made the decision to stand down from Office.

 

Paperwork was sent out in June reference nominees for election for the County Officer positions; the required date for returns was Monday 10th September 2018.  On that date the MSO had received one nomination for position of Chairman as follows:

 

  • County Chairman – Mr Alan Scott – he is duly elected in accordance with Membership Handbook - 2.1.1.1. Election Process for County/District Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen.

 

The position of Vice Chairman will be nominated by County Committee from elected members of the Committee after the 2019 Conference

 

COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

There are four (4) Committee Members who will complete their 3 year term by the time of the 2019 Annual Meeting of Conference, they will be due re-election. 

 

If they wish to serve a further 3 year term on the County Committee, they must be nominated as such by their Branch or a Branch within the County, if their own Branch is not sending a delegate to Conference. 

 

The following Committee Members will complete their terms of office on the County Committee at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Conference:  

 

  • Mrs M Fowler -              Sawston & Pampisford Branch
  • Mr D Barton -              Sawston & Pampisford Branch
  • Mr B Moyes -              Over & District Branch
  • Mr P Foster -              Histon & Impington Branch

 

There are currently Twelve (12) elected Members of the Committee, including the above, if elected at Conference. The Royal Charter (GR20) states “The membership of the County/District Committee consists of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman, and at least 7 but not more than 15 other members of Branches within that County, who are elected by the County Conference at the Annual Meeting to serve in each case for 1, 2 or 3 years. This does not prevent a member serving on the committee for as many years as he is elected”. Should Branches wish to nominate individuals for the remaining posts they may do so.

 

  • A nomination form for County Committee members is attached at Annex A.

COUNTY CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

The County Conference Committee consists of 3 members from the County Committee and 3 elected members nominated at Branch level, who form for a one year term as a Committee. 

 

Nominations are required from Branches for members to sit on the County Conference Committee.  A vote/ballot will be carried out at the Annual Meeting of County Conference to nominate these Committee Members.

 

  • A nomination form for County Conference Committee is attached at Annex B.

 

BRANCH VOTING DELEGATES

Branches wishing to send a voting delegate to the County Annual Meeting of Conference shall appoint a delegate/s at the Branch AGM.

 

Only Branches that have submitted their Receipts & Payment Accounts on or before the 30th September 2018 and returned the Branch MS1 (Branch Officials Form) by 31st December 2018 shall be entitled to send a voting delegate to the 2019 Annual Meeting of County Conference.

 

  1. Branches whose Paid-Up Membership and Life Membership does not exceed 300 shall be entitled to send one (1) Voting Delegate to the County Annual Meeting of Conference.

 

  1. Branches whose Paid-Up Membership and Life Membership is 301 or more shall be entitled to send two (2)

 

Please complete Annex C.  Nominated Branch Delegate if you wish to register and send a delegate/s.

 

CONFERENCE MOTIONS PAPERS

Motions/Discussion papers on relevant subjects raised by Branches must be submitted in writing to the County MSO.  A Motion/Discussion Paper could be a topic/item to be dealt with at local County level or a topic/item that requires to be dealt with at National level during the Annual National Conference.  Motions/Discussion Papers must include:

 

  1. The reason for the motion/discussion
  2. Its effect if passed
  3. The main argument in favour.

 

A form for Motions/Discussions for County Conference is attached at Annex D.  Please complete if you require a motion/discussion to be presented at the County Conference.

 

BRANCH EFFICIENCY COMPETITION

Every Branch is eligible to enter for the County Efficiency Trophy for large or small Branch; this is judged on the work of activities and fundraising carried out by the Branch over the past year.  Unfortunately not many Branches make the effort to enter, although there are many out there that could challenge for the right to be considered the most efficient Branch.

 

The County Efficiency Trophy Form are attached at Annex E

 

TROPHIES

The following Trophies/Awards if not already returned, are required to be returned to the County Office by 30th November 2018:

 

The Rose Bowl                                                                                  Sawston& Pampisford Branch

Diplock Trophy                                                                                 Willingham PAO

Major Upjohn Trophy.                                                                   Histon & Impington Branch

County Efficiency Trophy (Small Branch)                               City of Ely Branch

County Efficiency Trophy (Large Branch)                               Chatteris Branch

Arthur Rickwood Trophy                                                              Mrs Tom Brown    (City of Ely Branch)

Dennis Wilson                                                                                  Mrs May Fowler (Sawston& Pampisford Branch)

Lee Trophy                                                                                          Miss Morwenna Woodbridge (Soham Branch)

 

CONFERENCE LUNCHEON

Due to budget constraints with respect to the overall cost of Conference a charge is required to be levied to all delegates and attendees to the Conference, The cost of the Buffet meal for the 2019 Conference will be £8.00.  Please complete Form F if you require the Buffet lunch and return the form to the County Office with a cheque to cover the overall cost of meals required.

 

GENERAL

The formal Agenda and other relevant documents will be forwarded to Branches in Early January 2019.

 

The Committee is looking forward to a large attendance at the Annual meeting of Conference, which will, as usual, open with a ceremony in which all Standard Bearers are invited to take part

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WHICH REQUIRE YOUR ATTENTION,

NIL RETURNS ARE REQUESTED FROM BRANCHES NOT PARTICIPATING

 

Annex A.              NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY COMMITTEE                           Submit by 3rd January 2019

Annex B.              NOMINATIONS FOR CONFERENCE COMMITTEE                 Submit by 3rd January 2019

Annex C.              NOMINATED BRANCH DELEGATE                                              Submit by 10th January 2019

Annex D.              MOTIONS AND DISCUSSION PAPERS                                       Submit by 3rd January 2019

Annex E.              COUNTY EFFICIENCY TROPHY FORM                                       Submit by 3rd January 2019

Annex F.              BUFFET LUNCH BOOKING FORM                                               Submit by 10th January 2019

 

 

 

 

B J Jones MBE

Bryan Jones

MSO                                                                                       18th September 2018

 

Annex A

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY

NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY COMMITTEE 2019

 

Please complete the following:

 

Re-Election & Additional Nominations for County Committee

Any member wishing to be elected to the County Committee can be nominated by their Branch.

 

NOMINATION

 

 

     NAME: ………………………………                     BRANCH: ………………………….

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THECONSENT FORM IS COMPLETED BY THE NOMINEE.

 

The above nominations were made at a FULL BRANCH MEETING/AGM of the

 

……………………………………….. Branch on   …………………………………

 

 

     Signed: Branch Chairman……………………..

 

 

     Signed Branch Secretary……………………..

  

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NOMINATION CONSENT

 

Cambridgeshire County Committee

 

 

This is to certify that I ......................................................am prepared to accept nomination for the position(s) of;

COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

I promise to serve the interests of the Royal British Legion to the best of my ability at all times.

 

 

Signature……………………………………….

 

Date………………………………………………..

 

 

 

It is important to note that Nominations MUST be registered by Branches via this form, to the County Office NO LATER THAN 3rd January 2019.

 

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Annex B

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY

NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY CONFERENCE COMMITTEE 2019

 

Please complete the following:

Nominations Cambridgeshire County Conference Committee

Any member wishing to be appointed to the County Conference Committee can be nominated by their Branch.

 

NOMINATION

 

 

      NAME: ………………………………   BRANCH: ………………………….

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THECONSENT FORM IS COMPLETED BY THE NOMINEE.

 

The above nominations were made at a FULL BRANCH MEETING/AGM of the

 

……………………………………….. Branch on   …………………………………

 

 

     Signed: Branch Chairman……………………..

 

 

      Signed Branch Secretary……………………..

 

 

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NOMINATION CONSENT

 

Cambridgeshire County Conference Committee

 

 

This is to certify that I ......................................................am prepared to accept nomination for the position(s) of;

COUNTY CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

I promise to serve the interests of the Royal British Legion to the best of my ability at all times.

 

Signature……………………………………….

 

Date………………………………………………..

 

 

 

 

It is important to note that Nominations MUST be registered by Branches via this form, to the County Office NO LATER THAN 3rd January 2019.

 

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Annex C

 

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY

BRANCH NOMINATED DELEGATE FOR COUNTY CONFERENCE 2019

 

Two Delegates may be sent to Conference if Branch membership is 301 or more.

 

Please remember that you are only eligible to send a delegate if your 2018 Branch Account paperwork is submitted by 30th September 2018 and MS1 paperwork was submitted by 31st Dec 2018.

 

 

 

NAME OF BRANCH

 

 

NAME OF DELGATE/S

 

1.

2.

 

ADDRESS OF DELEGATE/S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

2.

TELEPHONE NUMBER

1.

2.

 

SIGNATURE OF DELEGATE/S

 

1.

2.

 

SIGNATURE OF BRANCH SECRETARY

 

 

 

It is important to note that Delegates MUST be registered by Branches via this form, to the County Office NO LATER THAN - 10th January 2019.  

 

Delegates will not be accredited by simply arriving at the conference.

 

Any request to change the Branch Delegate subsequent to registration must be in writing to the County Office and signed by a Branch Officer.

 

 

       

 

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Annex D

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY

MOTION and/or DISCUSSION PAPER FOR COUNTY CONFERENCE 2019

 

………………………………………………. Branch

 

Wishes to submit the following motion/s for consideration at the Annual Meeting of County Conference.

 

 

Motion 1/Discussion Paper 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion 2/Discussion Paper 2

 

 

1.      The Branch will provide a delegate for the Annual County Conference who will present the motion.

  1. Or on approval of another Branch being represented at Conference have their delegate present the motion.
  2.  

 

Signed: Branch Chairman/Secretary…………………………………………………………

 

 

 

It is important to note that Motions/Discussions to Conference MUST be registered by Branches to the County Office NO LATER THAN 3rd January 2019.

 

 

 

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ANNEX E

COUNTY AWARD COMPETITION 2017/2018

(LARGE & SMALL BRANCH) – EFFICIENCY AND PROGRESS

 

CRITERIA: Awarded at Annual Conference to a Branch which during the year has made the most progress and is of a high standard of efficiency.

 

ALL TO BE COMPLETED BY BRANCH

Name of Branch

 

 

 

Name of County/District

 

 

 

Branch Code

BR

Year Formed

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Total No. of Members

Steps Taken to Increase Membership

2015/2016

 

 

2016/2017

 

 

 

POPPY APPEAL RESULTS

 

 

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

Total Results for the Poppy Appeal

£

£

£

 

BRANCH INFORMATION – EFFICIENCY - ESSENTIALS

Please tick the relevant box

 

Did the Branch return their MS1 on time?

YES

NO

 

Does the Branch have any outstanding membership debt?

YES

NO

 

Did the Branch return their accounts on time?

YES

NO

 

BRANCH INFORMATION – EFFICIENCY - DESIRABLES

 Please tick the relevant box

 

Does the Branch use LOMAS?

YES

NO

 

Did the Branch send a delegate to Annual Conference?

YES

NO

 

Did the Branch send a delegate to the Annual Meeting of County/District Conference?

YES

NO

 

 

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BRANCH INFORMATION – PROGRESS

Please fill in the bullet points for every box

 

What ways has the Branch produced real, quantifiable results within Membership, Welfare, Fundraising, Remembrance and Representation activities?

 

·          Membership:

 

 

·          Welfare:

 

 

·          Fundraising:

 

 

·         Remembrance:

 

 

·         Representation:

 

 

What ways has the Branch developed and maintained relationships within the local or area community which produce results and greatly enhance the Legion’s reputation ?

·          

 

·          

 

What events has the Branch run or contributed to which place the Legion in the public eye?

·          

 

·          

 

What initiatives has the Branch undertaken that increase the total raised for the Poppy Appeal?

·          

 

·          

 

Please add any extra information to support the application:

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

 

Signature of

Branch Chairman

 

 

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ANNEX F

 

 

 

THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY

 

2019 COUNTY CONFERENCE

 

BUFFET LUNCH BOOKING FORM

 

 

 

BRANCH NAME…………………………………………………………..

 

The following will require Lunch:

 

 

DELEGATE……………………………………………………….

 

 

STANDARD BEARER…………………………………………..

 

 

NUMBER OF VISITORS………………………………………..

 

 

Please note this form only needs to be completed if you are booking lunches.

 

A remittance of £8.00 per person should be sent to the MSO no later than 10th January 2019.

 

 

Cheques should be payable to Cambridgeshire Royal British Legion.

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCH TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE ON THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE.

 

 

 

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World War 1 Memorial Booklet 2018 - Front Cover -1 (1)Brief Summary Of Events Taking Place In St Ives On Sunday 11th November -1Cherry Hinton RBL WW1 Events -1Cherry Hinton RBL WW1 Events -2Peterborough Festival Of Remembrance 2018

 

 

 

 

 

27th October Poster A4 Newspaper -1Remembrance Day Invite -1

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Sawston Poppy Launch 2018-1

 

 

8th August

 

RBL representatives from, Soham and Cambridgeshire County branches travelled to Belgium for the Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90), which took place between August 5th and 9th.

Jonty Woodbridge Standard bearer and Max Paines (Soham), as wreath bearer represented their branch and the local community at The Royal British Legion’s Great Pilgrimage 90.

Also representing Cambridgeshire Morwenna Woodbridge (Soham branch) Cambridgeshire youth standard bearer and Glenn Woodbridge (Soham) as county youth wreath bearer.

 

 

 

 

 7th August

May

 

 Tomorrow will be 90 years since the first Great Pilgrimage to Belgium and France battle fields of WW1. To commemorate and remember those who gave so much during those times over 2000 members of the worldwide families of the Royal British Legion together with their sister organisations throughout the world, will march to the Menin Gate, Yepres.
Sawston & Pampisford are represented by our own Standard Bearer May Fowler together with veterans from the forces Duncan Barton & Matt Reay supporting.

 Local Royal British Legion Members To Join Thousands On Pilgrimage Of Remembrance To World War One Battlefield -1

 

  

Local Royal British Legion Members To Join Thousands On Pilgrimage Of Remembrance To World War One Battlefield -2 Local Royal British Legion Members To Join Thousands On Pilgrimage Of Remembrance To World War One Battlefield -3

 

 

Ely Youth Commemorations -page -001 (2)

 

St Neots

 

St Neots Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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