The Ilkeston Branch meets at the Flamsteed Centre, Albert St,. Ilkeston DE7 5GU on the 2nd Friday of the month at 1930.
President: John Cam (email@example.com)
Chairman: Arthur T Norman (Ilkeston.Chairman@RBL.Community)
Vice Chairman: Kurt Fletcher
Secretary: Paul Scott (Ilkeston.Secretary@RBL.Community)
Treasurer: Roy Cox (Ilkestonrbl39@outlook.com)
Membership Secretary: Mathew Price (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Branch Community Support Officer: Paul Scott (Ilkeston.BCS@RBL.Community)
Standard Bearer: Kurt Fletcher
PAO (Poppy Appeal Organiser): Kurt Fletcher
Details will appear here for the 2021 poppy appeal as they become available.
News & Events
Donald Rose, "I'm Just An Ordinary Old Chap Who Wanted To Fly"
A 106-year-old war veteran from Derbyshire has completed his bucket list dream of flying a plane by operating a flight simulator.
Donald Rose, who served as a front-line soldier in World War Two, said: "I could just see the sky and I thought: 'What a wonderful idea. How good that was'."
Originally from Westcott, Surrey, Mr Rose joined the army aged 23 and served in North Africa, Italy and France.
Donald received a number of medals and has also been awarded the Legion D'Honneur, France's highest honour.
The experience was organised by Donald's care home activity coordinator, Naomi Allsop, who said: "He's a beautiful soul inside and out. All the staff love him. He's just amazing."
He has also had a ride on a fire engine and been reunited with motorbikes he rode as a young man.
Mr Rose's son David said of his father: "He's my hero.
Click the photo to view the BBC video of Donald flying the simulator.
Thank you Donald for your Service, we will not forget.
Tom Roper, Follow this link