The Royal British Legion – Loddon and District Branch

Background

The Royal British Legion, (R.B.L.) was formed in 1921 to provide financial and other aid to members of the armed forces and their dependants, who had served in the “Great War” of 1914-1918.

At that time there was little or no help from the State and wounded, disabled and unemployed ex-servicemen and the dependants of those killed during the war were left to fend for themselves.

The Loddon and District Branch was re-formed in 1945, after the Second World War of 1939-1945 and, in the year 2000, included Loddon, Chedgrave, Langley, Hardley, Claxton, Hales, Thurton, Seething, Ditchingham and Hedenham.

Loddon and District Branch

The motto of the R.B.L., has always been “Service not Self” and to this end all of the branch executive officers work on a voluntary basis.

We meet on the third Monday of each month (except December) at 8.oopm in The Kings Head Public House, with an annual general meeting for the election of the branch officers and the presentation of the financial accounts.

The discussions at the ordinary branch meetings normally cover; – fund raising activities, provision of assistance to members, donations to other worthy organisations and our attendance at local and county rallies, festivals of remembrance and similar in both a supporting and a R.B.L. promotional role.