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Northern Ireland Commemoration
  • This is the 50th  anniversary this year of the deployment of British troops onto the streets of Northern Ireland in 1969.
  • Over 300,000 service personnel were deployed to Northern Ireland over the subsequent 38 years.  In total 1441 UK Armed Forces personnel died as a result of operations in Northern Ireland or paramilitary actions in other countries.
  • To mark this significant anniversary we will be hosting a commemorative event at the NMA on the 14 August 2019.
  • The event will be open to recipients of the General Service Medal (Northern Ireland).
  • Representatives from families of British Armed Forces personnel killed as a result of operations in Northern Ireland are also invited to register their interest.  Registration for the event will be open in Spring 2019 however people are being encouraged to register their interest for this event now.
  • Please see the link below to the page on the website which provides more information as well as the link to register.

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/op-banner-50/  

The event is also being promoted via the Regimental Association.

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Membership costs £17 a year, although individual branches may also charge a small administration fee on top. Club fees are extra.

GLD Facebook Group

A new Facebook Group has been setup for those that want to share Members’ information and activity, going on across the London area.  It is a closed group, so you would need to join, view, post and share information. 

Please feel free to promote any RBL fundraising, social events, parades, ceremonies, Remembrance activity, exhibitions and any other appropriate information that Members would find interesting.

  • Please do not share anything deemed offensive, sexual, abusive or derogatory.
  • Even if something may seem ok to you, consider other people’s feelings and respect their views, religions and cultures.
  • Do not on any account enter into any arguments or ‘mud-slinging’.
  • The Royal British Legion is legally required to remain politically neutral.

Avoid:

  • encouraging or engaging in political debates or conversations
  • expressing personal political, religious or other views that could be deemed offensive
  • sharing or retweeting politician’s tweets about policy matters
  • you must never share confidential, personal, financial or sensitive information.

 

Any information that violates this code will be removed, monitoring of the site takes place on a weekly basis. 

Unacceptable behaviour on social media could result referral to the Legion Complaints Procedure.

 

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A Facebook forum has been created for Standard Bearers.  It is a closed group for those interested in all aspects of Standard Bearer work. If you are on Face book log in and search for Standard Bearers forum.

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