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Spain District North

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Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

St Georges Day

Tuesday 23rd April from 2.00 to 5.00pm Come and Join Us to Celebrate St Georges Day.

Street Party Atmosphere, Flags, Balloons etc. and Music from

The Fabulous Rebecca Holt.

Published 12nd February 2024


Murcia Branch

In the Spotlight

Continuing the "Look Who's in the Spotlight" series from Murcia Branch, here's the second installment

 

 

 

 

Published 12th February 2024


Madrid Branch

Communications Museum Visit

Madrid committee members were grateful to the Spanish Army’s Parque y Centro de Mantenimiento de Material de Transmisiones (PCMMT) in El Pardo for hosting members of their committee and giving them a tour of their communications museum and engineering facilities.

 

Published 12nd February 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Easter Fair

Come and Join us for a wonderful day of fun and enjoyment as the Royal British Legion joins the local community.

All are Welcome!!!

Semana Santa

Published 12nd February 2024


Torrevieja Branch

Laguna Tavern - RBL adopted charity

Date for your diary. Laguna Tavern have this year adopted Torrevieja Branch and the Poppy Appeal 2024 as their chosen charity. Anyone who would like to attend this event, please contact torrevieja.secretary@rbl.community with names and choice of menu.

Published 12nd February 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Veterans Fitness Club - 8th Feb

Gran Alacant & La Marina branch were blessed again with another gorgeous morning for their Veterans Fitness Club Starting with a kilometre walk with a stop halfway to do a circuit of the exercise equipment, followed by well deserved refreshments. It looks like they had a lot of fun that morning. Thank you to everyone and look forward to seeing you next month for the Veterans Fitness Club on the 11th March.

Published 12nd February 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Craft Afternoon(s)

Thursday 15th February sees Gran Gran Alacant & La Marina's Craft Afternoon for all you gifted crafters, for the sharing of skills and crafts, to create items for their Spring/ Easter fair at The Pub Masa Square from 2.00 pm till 4.00 pm

The Craft afternoons will then continue on Wednesday afternoons from the 21st of February till the 20th of March again from 1.30 to 3.30 pm at The Pub Masa Square.

All are Welcome

 

Published 12nd February 2024


Murcia Branch

In the Spotlight

Here's the first story from our members in our series "Look Who's In the Spotlight"

 

 

Ian Irwin

Chairman Murcia Branch

 

Published 2nd February 2024


Javea Branch

Javea Branch Car Treasure Hunt

Over 30 members from RBL Javea on an almost rain free day drove around the countryside looking for clues and having fun along the way. A big thanks to Mike Huggins for organising the event and another big thanks to Claudine Cherry for organising the lunch and the quiz. The treasure hunt was won by Michael & Julie Allen, runners up were Guy Parry & Jodie Darrick, followed in 3rd place by Neville & Sara Richardson.

Published 2nd February 2024


Spain District North

Certificates Presentation

SDN Chairman Paul Kane had the pleasure of Presenting The Chairman's Certificates of Appreciation to these wonderful people, Moira Carmate for her dedication to supporting The Royal British Legion Spain North, The team of Bob Smith, Malcolm and Mary Rushbridge, and Janice Poole who worked so hard to ensure the Poppy Appeal was a success in Campo Verde Area.

Published 2nd February 2024


Spain District North

Harold Frederick Bates

Originally from Altiplano Branch Facebook site. 

A request for information about Harold Frederick Bates from Josephine Korsten in Nederweert, Holland.

"In Nederweert we have a WW2 cemetery with 363 British soldiers. We would like to give these soldiers a face. I am searching for relatives of Harold Frederick Bates, serv.nr.14726262, trooper of Royal Scotch Greys. Born in West Ham and he died 20-12-1944 in Holland. He was a son of Thomas Arthur and Elisabeth Jessie Bates of Leyton, Essex. One brother Charles Henry, married Gladys Kathleen Bar. Perhaps they have children. Can you get me in touch with relatives or do you have a photo of Harold Frederick Bates or can you share this message with other facebook groups in London ? that would be great. Kind regards".

Josephine Korsten

adoptiegravennederweert@gmail.com

www.adoptiegravennederweert.nl

 

 

Published 30th January 2024


Pinoso Branch

Burns Night

A Fantastic Burns Night 25th January at El Cortijo. Thank you to all who helped make the evening one to remember.

 

Published 29th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

RBL Style Knitting Patterns

Jackie Pugh from Gran Alacant and La Marina Royal British Legion is looking for knitting patterns similar to the ones pictured below. If anyone has any knitting patterns similar to these and if you're happy to share with here please contact her via Gran Alacant & La Marina Facebook page?

 

Gran Alacant & La Marina

 

 

Published 29th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Book Boxes in Gran Alacant & La Marina Area

If anyone is looking for some new books to read The Gran Alacant and La Marina Royal British Legion now how 3 book boxes for you to choose from located in The Pub and Skipper Bar in Masa Square and also in La Piedra Bar & Grill on Avenida D'Escandinavia opposite the medical centre

Published 29th January 2024


Spain District North

Annual Conference 2024 Chairman's Bugle Award

Published 29th January 2024


Spain District North

Annual Conference 2024 Recruiting Kukri Award

Published 29th January 2024


Spain District North

Annual Conference 2024 Fallen Hero Award

Published 29th January 2024


Spain District North

Annual Conference 2024 Certificates of Appreciation

Below is listed the Certificates of Appreciation given to members, non-members and branches for their contributions towards the Royal British Legion here in Spain District North during 2023

  • Torrevieja Poppy Appeal Team
  • Mr Malcolm & Mrs Mary Rusbridge
  • Richard Sparks (Big FM)
  • Pam Wilding
  • Peter Savidge
  • Miora Carmenate
  • Mike Huggins
  • Michael Ross
  • MaryLou Kemp
  • Steve Kilgallon
  • Billie Graham-Thomas
  • Robert Smith

Congratulations to all of them!

Published 29th January 2024


Spain District North

Annual Conference 2024

Spain District North held its 2024 Annual Conference at the DAR Community Centre, Javea, Tuesday 23rd of January. 

At a well attended conference delegates from the RBL branches within SDN were given updates of all that is happening within the RBL and its ideas for the future. 

RBL was represented by 

  • Anny Reid- Trustee
  • Bob Chambers - MC Overseas Rep
  • David Tannock - MEO

 

Published 29th January 2024


Altiplano Branch

Burger and Bingo February 24th

To book - either
* Comment on the event on the Altiplano Facebook page - with burger choice(s)
* Message Liz Pozo - with burger choice(s)
* Pay a committee member, don't forget to let them know, and state on your receipt, with burger choice(s)

Published 26th January 2024


Altiplano Branch

Drop In Community Coffee Mornings for February

Different location every week, but same day, Tuesday, and same time - 10.30 - 12.30

The point is to, hopefully, reach those that are living on their own and maybe feeling a little isolated, however, EVERYONE is welcome, solos, couples, and any nationality

Don't forget this is purely a community outreach initiative.

There will be no fund raising or recruiting.

Published 24th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Join us for a street party atmosphere afternoon with a special 40s show from the fabulous singer Rebecca Holt and a traditional afternoon tea to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D Day. This event is being held at The Bar, kilometro 2.5 on the CV920 at Guardamar Park in Guardamar de Segura and the tickets are €18 per person.

Published 22nd January 2024


Altiplano Branch

Drop In Community Coffee Morning

Tuesday 23rd January

El Maño II, Huéscar 10:30 - 12:30

Pop by for a Coffee and a Chat

ALL Welcome - ALL Nationalities - ALL Ages

Published 22nd January 2024


Gandia Branch

Do you know of anybody who may also qualify for this medal?

Published 21st January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Dress to impress, don't forget your hats ladies as there will be a prize for the best one, and join us for a fantastic fun afternoon at the Skipper Bar for Royal Ascot Ladies Day on Thursday 20th June at 1.30pm. All the racing will be shown live and you will be able to have a little flutter €20 per person includes a scrumptious Italian/English fusion aperitivo board and a drink. This event is limited to 50 people and payment in full will be required when booking.

Published 21st January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Something different for the branch, we're combining our yummy Easter carvery at The Belfry with the fun and live music events at The Pub in Masa Square celebrating St Patrick's Day. We will meet at The Belfry ready for our carvery lunch at 13.30 on Sunday 17th March where we will enjoy a carvery, homemade dessert and a glass of wine or beer or a soft drink. Also included in the price of €23 is your raffle ticket and prizes for the best Easter bonnet and "Paddy's Day" hat. Look forward to seeing you all for another great fun social event.

Published 16th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

If you are nifty with knitting needles, canny with a crochet hook or just love making things and meeting new people then why not come along to our Craft Afternoons in aid of the RBL? We need help making various items for our forthcoming Easter Fayre which will be held in Masa Square on Saturday 23rd March. There’s lots of ideas and fun to be had so come along and give us a helping hand at The Pub in Masa Square in Gran Alacant starting on 15th February and then every Wednesday from 13.30

 

Published 16th January 2024


Spain District North

CONGRATULATIONS
To all the new volunteer trainee caseworkers and our caseworker who took part in the refresher training on the 9/10th January 2024. 

All who completed their caseworker/refresher course for the Royal British Legion Spain District North are from the following branches

  • Royal British Legion - Torrevieja
  • Royal British Legion - Javea Branch
  • Royal British Legion - Hondón Valley
  • Royal British Legion - Pinoso
  • Royal British Legion  - Madrid Region.


They are pictured along with Pamela Twissell Cross Welfare and District Community Support Rep and Billie E Graham-Thomas Deputy Welfare and District Community Support Rep


"Service Not Self".

Published 15th January 2024


Javea Branch

GREAT NEWS from Javea Branch for fully paid up members.

Four more businesses across the Marina Alta have joined the partnership initiative with RBL Javea. This brings the total so far to six businesses supporting RBL Javea by offering discounts to our branch members. In August 2023 we launched a partnership initiative across the Marina Alta with businesses offering discounts to RBL members.

Remember to access any discounts offered your current RBL Membership Card will need to be shown.

New businesses supporting RBL Javea are:

  • Specsavers Javea (only) 30% off one pair of glasses.
  • Café Cortado Javea 10%
  • Fishy Fishy Moraira 5% off food.
  • The Railway Tavern Denia 5% off food.

 

Initial business supporters are:

  • Lancashire Bruja Javea 5% off food, teas & coffee.
  • PC Highway 10% off accessories and print cartridges other items open to discussion.

 

A huge thanks to each business for supporting the Royal British Legion Javea Branch.

 

Published 15th January 2024


 

Pinoso Branch

Burns Night

Pinoso Branch are pleased to announce that their annual Burns Night celebration will be taking place at El Cortijo on Thursday 25th January 7:30 to Midnight. Tickets are 25 Euros. further details can be found on the following advert.

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Published 13th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina

May Veterans Fitness Club

On Thursday 30th May at 9.30am, we will be meeting just across the road from The Correos on Calle Francisco de Quevedo in La Marina at the 10 hole mini golf course. If you have a putter and a golf ball please bring them with you but if not just let us know and they will be provided. Please remember to bring sunscreen and hats as there is little shade at the course. Scorecards and pens will be provided and after we finish our rounds there will be refreshments and prize giving. This is a FREE event

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Published 12th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina

April Veterans Fitness Club

As this event was so popular, we have received requests to do it again for April. The Veterans Fitness Club will be having a walk to the wonderful Santa Pola Skywalk. We will meet at Churros and Coffee on Avenida De Escandinavia 72 in Gran Alacant at 10am on Thursday 18th April and return there approximately 1 and a half hours later for refreshments. The walk is mostly flat but there is a section with uneven ground so it's advise no flip flops but trainers or walking shoes. This is a FREE event

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Published 12th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina

March Veterans Fitness Club

For the Veterans Fitness Club event in March the club will be meeting at Alonai Restaurant at Santara Resort, Calle Monte De Santa Pola in Gran Alacant at 10.00am on Monday 11th March where will will have a one hour stretch class at Dance Fusion Foley Dance and Wellness Academy with Emma Louise Foley followed by refreshments at Alonai Restaurant. Please wear comfortable loose fitting clothing. This is a FREE event

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Published 11th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina

February Veterans Fitness Club

For February's Veterans Fitness Club the club are meeting at Molly Malone's, Avenida de Noruega 214, Local 13-14 in Gran Alacant at 10am on Thursday 8th February then walking past The Clot De Galvany heading along Carabassi Beach to Playa Los Arenales for a walk of approximately 2 kilometres then having a 20 minute workout at the adult exercise area and then walking back to Molly Malone's for our well deserved refreshments.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT

 

Published 11th January 2024


Hondón Valley Branch

Burns Night Supper

Hondón Valley Royal British Legion - Hondón Valley are holding their annual Burns Night Supper at Restaurante veintiocho 28 Hondón de los Frailes on Thursday 25th January 2024 - 1845 for 1900
Tickets are available to RBL Members and Non-Members at a cost of €23.00 per person.
Sale of tickets will be on Friday 12th January, Tuesday 16th January and Friday 19th January at Restaurante veintiocho 28 between 1200 and 1300 on each day.
Prior reservation of tickets can be done by emailing:-
   

Published 10th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Veterans Fitness Club

Gran Alacant and La Marina Branch will be holding their first Veterans Fitness Club event of 2024 on Sunday 14th Jan.

For January's Veterans Club Fitness event they will be meeting at Skipper Bar in Masa Square in Gran Alacant at 10.00am and then will walk to the municipal Sierra de Santa Pola park in Gran Alacant, complete a circuit on the fitness apparatus in the adult activity area and then walk back to Skipper Bar for well deserved refreshments.
This is a FREE event

Published 10th January 2024


Altiplano Branch

Published 10th January 2024


Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Published 8th January 2024


Altiplano Branch

Published 8th January 2024


Murcia Branch

Published 8th January 2024


Murcia Branch

Published 8th January 2024


Murcia Branch

Published 8th January 2024


Javea Branch


The Royal British Legion Javea Branch wishes to extend a grateful thank you to all those who contributed to the 2023 Poppy Appeal.
With your help we managed to raise an incredible €14,794.74. All funds raised in Spain stay in Spain, meaning The Royal British Legion Spain will be able to help more veterans and their families in the coming year. Thank You.

Javea Poppy Appeal

Published 8th January 2024


Altiplano Branch

2024 Programmed events

*Wednesday 17th January - Drop In/Community Coffee Morning
JJJ's Bar, Puente Arriba near Castilléjar. 11:00 - 13:00 ALL Welcome


*Thursday 18th January - Altiplano Branch General Meeting with  Speakers, Dave & Margaret Watson on photography; followed by lunch for those that wish to stay.

Location  Hotel Dama de Baza.  Meet from 10:45 in the bar - make your way into the meeting room from 11:15. A committee member around to assist and show you around. A Raffle will be held
We do hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend

* Tuesday 23rd January - Spain North Conference, Javea

* Saturday 24th February - Burger & Bingo
Full details to be confirmed at the January General Meeting


* w/c Monday 18th March - Quiz & Raffle
Full details to follow


* Thursday 18th April - Altiplano Branch General Meeting with Speaker, location Hotel Dama de Baza


* Friday 24th May (tbc) - Car Treasure Hunt & Lunch
Full details to follow


* Thursday 18th July - Altiplano Branch General Meeting with  Speaker, location Hotel Dama de Baza


* Thursday 17th October - Altiplano Branch Annual General Meeting, location Hotel Dama de Baza


There will be other social events for you, so make sure you keep your eyes on our Facebook Group. Save it as a favourite and ensure the 'notifications' are on


Thank you for your continued support of the committee and the Altiplano Branch

Published 8th January 2024


Spain District North

Published 8th January 2024


Spain District North

Published 8th January 2024