This year marked the centenary of the Curry Rivel, Drayton and Fivehead Branch of The Royal British Legion.
We help members of the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. We also campaign to improve their lives, organize the annual Poppy Appeal and remember The Fallen.
Membership is open to all who served in the Armed Forces – Regular and Reserve, the Merchant Marine and those people in sympathy with the objectives of the Legion.
Membership costs £18.50 per annum. Details can be obtained from our Membership Secretary, Gordon Balmer, on firstname.lastname@example.org or by speaking to him on 01460 281578.
Events for 2018
The Branch has a programme of social events for members and non-members to raise money for
the two Royal British Legion homes in Somerset.
Saturday 24 March 2018 – Spring Lunch. Our annual Spring Lunch was held on Saturday 24 March 2018 at 12.30 pm at Fivehead Village Hall.
Thursday 17 May 2018 – Our AGM will be held at 6 pm on Thursday 17 May 2018 in Curry Rivel Village Hall. The AGM will be immediately followed by a talk entitled ‘The Royal Navy in the 21st Century’ by Rear Admiral Niall Kilgour CB RN, a distinguished submariner. There will be a cash bar available.
Saturday 19 May 2018 – Plant Sale. Organized by Robert & India Atkins in their garden at Stoneleigh Cottage, Heale Lane, Curry Rivel, from 10 am to 12.30 pm. Donations of plants and/or raffle prizes with a gardening theme would be very welcome.
Late June 2018 – Summer Drinks. Heale House, Curry Rivel, by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Tom Colborne-Malpas. Volunteer Band from HMS HERON will perform.
Sunday 11 November 2018 – Remembrance Lunch in Curry Rivel Village Hall, inviting as our guests those Service personnel and their families who live amongst us.
Members of the Branch’s General Committee
Col (Retd) Tony Potter
Lt Cdr Andy Anderson RNR
Maj (Retd) Rob Atkins
Mrs Sue Willis
Mr Gordon Balmer
Mrs Suzie Potter
Mr Bob Willis
Mr Neil Coombes