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Ilkeston (BR0039)

The Ilkeston Branch meets at the Flamsteed Centre, Albert St,. Ilkeston DE7 5GU on the 2nd Friday of the month at 1930.

Branch Officers

President: John Cam (john.cam@ntlworld.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 (mjpelectrical@outlook.com)

Branch Community Support Officer: Paul Scott (Ilkeston.BCS@RBL.Community)

Standard Bearer: Kurt Fletcher 

PAO (Poppy Appeal Organiser): Kurt Fletcher

Poppy Appeal

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.

Funeral Notice:

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