Celebrating 100 years of the RBL

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The local RBL marking 100 years - Credit: Robert Excell


100 years of the Royal British Legion was marked in Torquay.

2,500 branches across the UK - 200 in Devon -  were due to lay local wreaths at the same time as the National Legion 100 wreath laying 
ceremony at the Whitehall Cenotaph to honour the centenary founding.

Torquay Legion Branch President, Col (Ret’d) Gerald  Arnold laid a wreath at the Torquay War Memorial last Saturday in the presence of the Devon County Chaplain,  the Rev Prebendary Roger Carlton, who led the service, which was attended by secretary David Flatman, Standard Bearer Arthur Pheasey, bugler Mike Griffiths and local members.

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The special event on Torquay seafront - Credit: Robert Excell

2021 is also the 100th anniversary of Torquay Legion - a small charitable branch with an indomitable spirit and a successful annual Poppy Appeal.

The Legion is stronger than ever in Welfare, Remembrance, Fundraising ,Comradeship and still supports the Armed Services, veterans, and their dependants.