County Officers and Committee

County Officers and County Committee members

The Legion County is led by an enthusiastic team of County Officers and County Committee members.

County Patron: Mr Michael Kapur OBE, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire

County President: Colonel Robert Martin OBE DL

County Vice Presidents:

Colonel Robert Boyle DL

Mr Anthony Griffith

Colonel James Weir OBE TD DL

County Chairman: Mr Phil Walden

Telephone: 07482 485007


County Vice Chairman: Mr Andy Dent

Mobile: 07760 157906


County Treasurer: Mr Glyn Jones

Membership Support Officer: Mr Ian Bacon

Telephone: Please call our contact centre helpline on 0808 802 8080.


County Committee Members:

Mr Noel Bertram

Mr Pat Durnin

Mr Terry Hanman

Mrs Sheila Hassell

Mr Brian Senton

Mr Chris Shuter

Ms Laura Taylor

Mr Brian Thomas BEM

County Appointments

County Chaplain:

County Parade Marshal: Mr Chris Downie

All parade / ceremonial enquiries should please be emailed to Mr Chris Downie at

County Recruiting Officer: Mr Bill Brown

County Standard Bearer: Mrs Diane Hobday

Deputy County Standard Bearer: Mr Jez Downie

County Training Officer: Mr Bill Brown

County Webmaster: Vacant

All website enquiries should please be emailed to Mr Darren Gartside at

County Youth Officer: Vacant

Poppy Appeal

Community Fundraiser: Helen Fairhead

Telephone: 07458 085493


Facebook: Leicestershire and Rutland Twitter: @LeicsPoppy  Instagram: @RoyalBritishLegion​

Membership Council Representative

Mr Pete Hopkins

Email: Contact via the Membership Support Officer.


Amendments should please be notified to

Page updated by Darren Gartside on 30 November 2020.



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