Dear Branch Members.
Due to the growing Covid-19 situation. it is with regret that the decision has been taken by the Spondon branch Committee to cancel all further meetings for 2020.
We wish all our members all the best and a harmonious transition as possible, through this difficult period.
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 stay the same as for 2019.
This is still under consideration at the moment. Though there w2ill be no parade or march past. However, a private attendance at the memorial and a virtual church remembrance service is still under consideration. As things finalise I will update this page.
Please stay safe.
Spondon Branch Committee.
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.
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.
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.