Spondon Branch was first established on the 3rd of June, 1921 and is the oldest branch in the County of Derbyshire and one of the oldest in the UK. It meets at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Village Club in Spondon.
Spondon Branch covers Spondon, Ockbrook and Borrowash and membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support 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. Children are welcome to join our Youth Section for a one-off fee which covers them until they are 18. Adult members pay an annual membership fee which goes towards the Legion's Administration costs to ensure that all money donated to the Poppy Appeal goes to welfare work.
President: David Palmer email: Not published
Chairman: Howard Williams email; Spondon.Chairman@RBL.Community
Vice Chairman: Scott Linley email; Spondon.ViceChairman@RBL.Community
Secretary: Jenny Kinniburgh email; Spondon.Secretary@RBL.Community
Membership Secretary: email; Ivar Eythorsson email: Spondon.MemSecretary@RBL.Community
Treasurer: Tom Strachan email; Not published
Branch Community Support Officer: email; Aevar Eythorsson email:Derbyshire.web@RBL.Community
Standard Bearer: Vacant
PAO (Poppy Appeal Organiser): Howard Williams email; Spondon.Chairman@RBL.Community
Details will appear here for the 2021 poppy appeal as they become available.
News & Events
Best regards for 2021 to all members. We will update you on News & Events as they become available.
Dear Branch Members.
Due to the growing Covid-19 situation and the ongoing lockdown situation. it is with regret that the decision has been taken by the Spondon branch Committee to cancel all further meetings for 2021 until further notice.
We wish all our members all the best for 2021, and a harmonious transition as possible, through this difficult period.
The Legion helps serving and ex-servicemen and women as well as their dependents and close family. Anyone who has served - or is the relative of someone who has served - in any branch of the Services for at least seven days is eligible for help from the Legion. You do not have ot be a member of the Legion to be eligible for help.
This help comes in a variety of guises, including advice and support, financial aid, social programmes, assistance with household repairs, and many more.
If you or someone you know might benefit from help from the Legion, please contact our branch Welfare Representative, Ivar Eythorsson e-mail Spondon.BCS@RBL.Community or alternatively call the Legion's helpline on 0808 8028080. The helpline is open from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week and calls are free from most landlines and major mobile networks. Some operators may charge, however.
The official date for this years AGM was 15th October 2020. However as per instructions via the MSO the meeting was held by the committee only and it was decided to follow the RBL guidance and ask all branch members to accept office for one more year, due to the current restrictions and Covid-19 situation. All branch committee members agreed to this. So the branch officers for 2020/21 stay the same as they were for 2019/20.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion membership was formed in 1921 after WW1 so that veterans could come together and find solidarity in both comradeship and mutual support.
Almost 100 years on, the membership still provides veterans with friendship and support.
Today the membership has evolved, and we welcome people from all backgrounds with a shared vision to support our Armed Forces Community.
Membership is open to everyone, so if you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support those that have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served within the Armed Forces or not.
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. However, you do not have to be a member of the Legion to volunteer to help or to receive help from the Legion if needed.
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.
About The Royal British Legion
We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces and their families - past and present.
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.