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New Standard Dedication

 

Live On

To the memory of the fallen
And the future of the living

Welcome to The Royal British Legion in
Wiltshire

We are to administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Wiltshire.

Membership of The Royal British Legion is available to all adults, not just members or ex-members of the forces and we always welcome new members. Drop into your local branch or click here to find out how you can join.

County Contact Details

County Chairman Mike Swaby : mike.swaby@btinternet.com  
County Vice Chairman John Mann : jrmann@btconnect.com
County Website Editor Keith Passant : rblwiltsweb@binternet.com
County Parade Marshall John Smith :  johnboysmith@btinternet.com

Membership Support Officer Fi Hedges : fhedges@britishlegion.org.uk
County Fund Raiser Fi Dobson : fdobson@britishlegion.org.uk

Further contact information for all Area Staff is available here

Public Liability Certificate 2019/20 Available HERE

 

Wiltshire Branches


View 
The Royal British Legion - Wiltshire Branches in a larger map.

Contact details for prospective members are available on each Branch.

 

 

Cant Find the OLD news?

Check the ARCHIVE HERE

 

 

Latest County Newsletter and MSO Updates

The latest NEW look County Newsletter (Formerly County Circular) is now available to view HERE

 

County President and Chairmans Messages

These are available here for you to view   

 

Latest Head Office E-Newsletter

The latest version of the members e-newsletter can be found here.

New PAO News Letter 

Follow the link for latest Poppy Appeal news and information.

Clean Up

Occassionally items on the front page of the website become out of date and not current. So in an attempt to keep the website tidy and easy to find your way around items need to be taken off but we appreciate they may still be relevant to various visitors. Dont worry. Anything that falls in to this area of the tidy up is moved to the Archives on the left hand menu near the bottom of the list. Check there first and if its not in there then drop me an email as I keep this on my computer and can send you the details.

Latest PAO Newsletter now online

 New Facebook Group

We have put together a Facebook page for RBL Wiltshire to try and attract more members and keep the world up to speed with whats happening in Wiltshire. Why dont you pop along by following the link and see what we have so far.

Royal British Legion Wiltshire

 

Poppy Appeal Organisers Required

Currently we are looking for help in the following locations. If you feel you can help by becoming the PAO in these areas please contact either the County Fund Raiser or the Membership Support Officer for details.
Chilmark
Teffont Magna
Alderbury

 

Many thanks

 

   Branch News and Photograhs

 

 

  

 

Veterans Gateway Information 

NOW LIVE

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.

Their connection with additional key referral organisations – both within and outside the Armed Forces sector – means we can get you to the right organisation who can help.

Funded by The Armed Forces Covenant, this is the first time a group of this kind has come together formally to deliver a service to help the Armed Forces community.

Get in touch

You can speak to one of our team by phone or email.

They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to put you in touch with the help you need, or direct you to the information you are looking for.

Mark Collins

Assistant Director Veterans Gateway

 

 Branch Minutes and Newsletters

Warminster Branch minutes added to site here
Why not send yours to Keith for adding to the site?

WHAT WE DO. EVER WONDERED EXACTLY WHAT?

 Well if you have we now have a list of what the RBL does in the Services community. Take a look HERE.

 

Armed Forces Covenant in Numbers Fact Sheet

Attached are some details of how and who is supporting the covenant and what has been achieved so far. The document is available HERE.

 

 

 

Wiltshire Riders Branch

 

Allen McIlvar, who runs the Wiltshire Riders Branch, has asked me to let you  know that he is very happy to give a presentation about the Riders Branch to your Branch Meetings. 
You can contract Allen via the County Office email address or follow this link

 Volunteering to Help

If you would like to do some voluntary work with the Legion please have a look at the following link. VOLUNTEERING TO HELP.

 

 

The Legion and the Centenary
Details in a PDF file on the RBL Centenary Projects that will be updated throughout the year. Take a look and print a copy off for your use.

 

View our News & Events calendar for more information on what's happening.

About The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the nation's leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.

Advice and Assistance

There are three ways for those needing our assistance to contact the RBL:

  • The Knowledge Base which is accessed through the RBL website http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/can-we-help
  • The Contact Centre (new free phone number: 0808 8028080) which is open from 8 am to 8 pm seven days a week.
  • Face to face meeting with a Caseworker or Case Officer.

 

If the Knowledge Base does not answer the query, or if the individual does not have access to a computer, then the next port of call is the Contact Centre. This Centre is now working 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. If the Contact Centre is not able to resolve the issue then it passes the details of the case to the Area Advice and Information Team Leader (AITL). The AITL will then pass the case onto the local Case Officer (CO) and they will allocate the case to a caseworker who will arrange to meet the person making the enquiry.

There are a number of opportunities for Volunteering roles and we especially need more volunteer caseworkers.  If you are interested in volunteer work you can find a form of Expression of Interest at this link 

If you would like to volunteer for one of these roles please complete the form and send it to Fi Hedges whose address is at the bottom of the form.

STAFF APPOINTMENTS

Kate Green                  Area Manager Overseas & Interim Area Manager Somerset and Wiltshire

Rob Smith                      Area Administrator  - Somerset & Wiltshire

Fiona Hedges               Membership Support Officer Wiltshire

Laura Carey                  Area Advice and Information Team Leader 

Lisa Monis                      Case Officer  - Wiltshire

Isobel Thompson         Advice & Information Officer 0808 802 8080

Sandra Long                  Case Officer:                          

                                       Tidworth,Salisbury&Warminster Area 


Vacant                           Advice and Information Officer,

                                      Tidworth/ Salisbury/Warminster Area

Julie Welch                    Advice & Information Officer, Somerset

Chris Studham               Advice & Information Officer, Somerset

Samantha Jones            Case Officer - Somerset

Fi Dobson                       Community Fundraiser Wiltshire

 

THE COTTAGE TIDWORTH IS NOW CLOSED

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MAIL TO THE OLD COTTAGE TIDWORTH ADDRESS ALL MAIL SHOULD NOW BE SENT TO THE NEW ADDRESS

Swindon Area Office, The Royal British Legion, 52 -54 Regent Street, Swindon, SN1 1JS. 

Thankyou for your co-operation.

 

 

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