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Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is known to millions for the work it does helping those who have served their country, not only in the Second World War but in conflicts since, and even ongoing as we see so tragically in the news. The nation comes to a halt on November 11th and rightly so to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you.

 

 

D-Day 75th Anniversary 2019

June, 2019 saw the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. To commemorate this important milestone we are running a "D+75 Golf Challenge" to which all GCs and their Members are invited.

 

Well over 100 Clubs took part in this commemoration, raising over £45,000 for the Royal British Legion, and another 250 are scheduled to play in October and November. There is still time to join them - just email me.

 

Reigate Hill (Pilgrims) held a D-Day + 75 golf tournament in June, raising a considerable sum for the Royal British Legion. They were joined, on the day, by a group of visiting Senior golfers who, as you can see from the photo below, really got into the swing of things.

 

 

And not too far away, Tilgate Forest also got into the mood and their winner, Graham Leach is shown receiving the gold medal we send out, together with the special flag we produced, from Doug Camber, the Captain. Still not too late to join them !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D+75  Quiz Night

Also for 2019 we are launching a special D+75 Quiz Night set of questions that your Club could use - we obviously hope it will raise some funds which you can then send to RBL. Just email for more details (see below).

 

Highcliffe Castle GC in Christchurch held a  Remembrance-day tournament and service of Remembrance on November 11th (as do many GCs ), raising a magnificent total for the Royal British Legion of over £1,400. The photo below is taken at the two-minute silence to commemorate those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

 

 

Walsall GC have, over the past couple of years, planted and tended a small field of poppies in memory of those who gave their lives during bygone conflicts. A fabulous idea.

 

 

2020 - 75th anniversary of VE and VJ Day

2020 will see the 75th anniversaries of both VE Day and VJ Day and we are running a large event for the Royal British Legion throughout the year. If you wish to get involved just get in touch - email me on:  peter.poppygolf@gmail.com