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 Liberal 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.
Dear Branch Members.
As we come out of lockdown, it is with pleasure that we can announce that the monthly Spondon Branch meeting are once again up and running. However please be aware we have a change of venue. From now on and for the foreseeable future, the meetings will now be held at 7.45pm for a prompt 8pm start, at the Spondon Liberal Club. Moore St, Spondon, DE21 7EA.
Please be aware that Royal British Legion members who are not members of Spondon Liberal Club, are extended a warm welcome to attend these monthly meetings as and when they occur. For this the Spondon branch extends a warm thankyou to the Spondon Liberal Club.
As before monthly branch meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month.
So for the rest of 2021 they are:
October 14th This is also the AGM so all possible members are asked to attend.
Several branch positions are up for renewal. Including a new branch officer, responsible for all Spondon RBL media outlets. Information on applications for the branch officer posts will be sent out within the next two weeks.
November 11th This is also Remembrance Day, so lets have a good attendance.
December 9th. Followed hopefully by an end of year get together.
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; Vacant
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
Royal British Legion 100 Years Anniversary.
On Saturday 15th June at 9am the Royal British Legion celebrated the foundation of the Legion. Up and down the country wreaths were laid.
Spondon Branch was no exception. At precisely 9am Chairman Howard Williams accompanied by Membership Secretary Aevar Eythorsson laid a wreath at the Spondon War Memorial and took a quiet moment to remember all those veterans, who were no longer with us and thanked them for their Service.
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 is 14th October 2021. Updates to follow.
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.