MARK ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
CHAIRMAN: Nick van der Bijl (Army)
STANDARD BEARER: Jerry Lock
SECRETARY: Bill Murphy (Royal Navy) 01278 641714
TREASURER: Penny van der Bijl (Army)
POPPY APPEAL: Peter Higman
The British Legion was formed in 1921 to support the Armed Forces community. This includes families. In general terms, membership criteria include:.
Mark has had a British Legion for several decades. Within the last two years, it was close to closing down, however, it was revived and has a small committee which meets quarterly. We tend to focus on commemorating Remembrance Sunday, which includes collecting contributions to the charity and taking part in the parade at Hugh Sexeys School, Blackford. During the 2018 commemorations to mark the end of the First World War, Mark British Legion:
Whilst this year is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, it is worth bearing in mind our Armed Forces have been on continual active service since 1945, except for 1968, which, ironically, was the closest war was declared when the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia.
Mark Royal British Legion welcomes anyone who largely meets the criteria listed above.
PLEASE REMEMBER, SHOULD MARK BRITISH LEGION BE UNABLE TO PASS OUR COLOURS TO THE NEXT GENERATION TO KEEP THE BRANCH ALIVE, THEN THE COLOURS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE LAID UP IN THE CHURCH AND CANNOT BE FLOWN AGAIN.