About the Legion

The Royal British Legion safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. We are one of the UK’s largest membership organisations and recognised as custodians of Remembrance. We also run the annual Poppy Appeal. We help serving and ex-Service personnel and their families. Not just those who fought in the two World Wars, but also those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting today. We provide welfare services, campaign on a range of issues affecting Service people, are custodians of Remembrance, raise funds through the annual Poppy Appeal and we are a membership organisation.

Legion Values

  • Reflection - through Remembrance of past sacrifice in the cause of freedom
  • Hope - by remembering the past, a younger generation has the chance of a better future
  • Comradeship - through shared experience and mutual support
  • Selflessness - by putting others first
  • Service - to those in need and in support of the whole community

Ramsbury Royal British Legion

Is one of 50 Branches within Wiltshire and only one of the 9 (Marlborough soon to close) that has an existing Club premises to support it. We currently operate at around 120 Branch Members from not only Ramsbury but the wider surrounding area. The Ramsbury Branch is one of the oldest surviving Legion Branches which was formed in 1927. It has prospered with the generous help of its members and certain benefactors over the years, most notable Sir Francis Burdett who donated the Club to the Branch to be used ‘in perpetuity’ for the aims and causes of the Legion. The Branch Committee supports the British Legion in all its aspects, the current officers are:

The Club

The Legion Club (pictured) is a small place with a big heart. It is widely used by its members for a great variety of events from Darts & Pool League teams to bric-a-brac sales. It is also used by groups within the village to hold meetings such as the Cricket teams AGM. Entertainment is very regular and the Club hosts events such as kids birthday parties, Quizzes, Discos, Karaoke to mention but a few. Its Committee works tirelessly to improve the Club on behalf of its members as seen by the Clubs recent decoration. The Committee are as follows:

Ladies Section

The womens section meet once a month, usually we have a guest speaker afterwards tea and biscuits, also a raffle. The womens section take part in village events such as route to victory, open gardens and rhs functions serving teas which raisies funds that we put to good use such as donations to county and chritmas dinner. no requirment for members any ages welcome you dont have to attend the meetings monthly.

Membership

Membership is an important part of the Legion, not to restrict access to the Club but to donate much needed funds in support of our aims. If you want to come along and see the Club feel free and there will be no pressure on you to become a member, if you like the Club and support the Legion in is cause then we would like you to donate an annual sum of £16. This breaks down to £11.50 to the Branch and £4.50 to the Club. A point to note is that the Club is a non profit organisation donating all its proceeds to support the cause of the British Legion and the Ramsbury Branch. Membership forms can be obtained here http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/membership or at the Club itself.

Legion membership is open to everyone and we welcome new members. Apart from our many social activities, you can also get involved in our fundraising and welfare work.

Legion Membership is open to everyone who:

  • are currently serving (whether regular or reserve)
  • have served (including National Servicemen)
  • have not served but support the aims of the legion

 

 

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