The Swadlincote & District Branch meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Oakland Village Hall, Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8LH
Chairman: Stuart Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice Chairman: Anthony Hignett
Secretary: Glyn Jackson (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Dawn Bircher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Branch Community Support: Matt George (email@example.com)
Standard Bearers: Robert Blizard, Mr Glyn Jackson
PAO (Poppy Appeal Organiser): Glyn Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Details will appear here for the 2021 poppy appeal as they become available.
Swadlincote & District Branch will be present at a short Service of Remembrance organised by South Derbyshire District Council on The Delph, Swadlincote Town Centre, DE11 0AG. The service will commence at around 10.50 with greetings and prayers by the vicar of Swadlincote, in the presence of the Chairman of SDDC, the Chairman and members of Swadlincote RBL, local veterans and members of the public. The service will include the Last Post and 2 minutes silence at 11.00.
Swadlincote & District Branch will be present at a Service of Remembrance organised by South Derbyshire District Council at the Memorial Gates, Eureka Park, Swadlincote, DE11 0BN. The service will be preceded by a short service at 10.40 to lay up the old Branch Standard and to dedicate a new Branch Standard to mark the Branch’s Centenary. The Remembrance Service will commence at 10.50 with greetings and prayers by the vicars of Swadlincote, in the presence of the Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire, the Chairman of SDDC and other civic dignitaries, the Chairman and members of Swadlincote RBL, local veterans and members of the public. The service will include the Last Post and 2 minutes silence at 11.00 which will be followed by wreath laying at the gates.
Other service in the local area will take place throughout the day – please visit the Remembrance page on the Swadlincote RBL website for up to date details. http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/swadlincote/remembrance
News & Events
Centenary Concert Calibration
Anyone requiring a full size copy of this poster can find the PDF here.
Swadlincote Ride for Remembrance
On behalf of Swadlincote & District Branch I would like to publicly thank all of our comrades at Bakewell for a fantastic welcome, those at Repton for parading their Standard and waving to us, and the members of the Riders Branch who came along to support yesterday's Swadlincote Ride for Remembrance a make it a great success. We made £1,025.62 for the Poppy Appeal and certainly raised awareness as 159 bikes caused a few heads to turn as we travelled along the roads of Derbyshire.