Keeping the home front

Holbeach RBL Branch chairman Avril Newey (centre) with county chairman Tony Goodwin (left), Richard Hewitt of Halsey House RBL Care Home, Norfolk and Gladys Hindle, fundraiser for Alderson House RBL Break Centre, East Yorkshire.
Holbeach RBL Branch chairman Avril Newey (centre) with county chairman Tony Goodwin (left), Richard Hewitt of Halsey House RBL Care Home, Norfolk and Gladys Hindle, fundraiser for Alderson House RBL Break Centre, East Yorkshire.
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There has never been a better time to be a member of the Royal British Legion (RBL) Holbeach Branch.

Not only is 2014 the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, but this year also marks the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II.

Holbeach RBL Branch presidents and 'Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth.

Holbeach RBL Branch presidents and 'Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth.

Holbeach RBL meets on the third Wednesday of every month, except August, at Holbeach United Services Club in Church Street at 7pm.

Branch secretary Roger Green said: “Holbeach was one of the first RBL branches in Lincolnshire, founded in 1921 and going on until 1925 when it closed.

“It reopened in 1930 and has been going ever since.

“We currently have about 110 members, aged between 12 and 93, with affiliations to the Army Cadets and Air Training Corps in Holbeach.

“The branch tries to run social events such as trips to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and we make donations to RBL care homes and break centres across the country.”

About 40 branch members visited the National Memorial Arboretum earlier this month when they were joined by Army Cadets from Holbeach and Long Sutton.

The branch also donated £2,000 each to RBL care homes and break centres in Norfolk and East Yorkshire.

Roger said: “You don’t have to be a former member of the Armed Services to join the branch and everyone is welcome.”

For more details, call Roger on 01406 550396.