British Legion events August 2015

Posted on 07th August 2015 | in Community

The 70th anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August 2015 commemorates Japan’s surrender to the Allies in WW2. Let us not forget those servicemen and women known as “the Forgotten Army” many who became Far East Prisoners of War and suffered so much for their country. We remember them in Warkworth and Amble on Remembrance Sunday every year.

Do you have a family member who was a prisoner of war in the Far East? We would like to hear from you with any information relating to their service. Please contact our Secretary on 07785 753100.

The branch meets every two months on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Legion Room, Warkworth Memorial Hall. Visitors are most welcome. There is a speaker at every meeting with refreshments and a chance to meet local members. We raise money throughout the year to support the Poppy Appeal. You do not have to be ex service to be a member and you can attend as a visitor at our meetings to
find out more about what we do. Membership is only £16 per year

There will be a Pipe Band Concert on Friday 4 Sept 2015 with Pie and Pea supper and Quiz to commemorate end of WW2 and also VJ day at The Trap, Broomhill. To book contact Warkworth & Amble Royal British Legion Tel: 07785 753100 or The Trap Inn Tel: 01670 761672

Next meeting Weds 1 July 2015 at 7pm Speaker JuneWatson – A slide show and talk on the five New Zealand men who were “shot at dawn” WW1. Slide show and talk on the work of New Zealand WW1 pioneer plastic surgeons Sir Harold Gillies and Henry Pickerill relevant to casualty Corporal Robert Bruce Fowler. Also a slide show of the Returned Services Association club at Warkworth, New Zealand

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