VJ Day 2020

Welcome to the Looe Royal British Legion website. Looe is a small coastal town and fishing port in South East Cornwall. It is a popular holiday resort with it's picturesque harbour and beach. The Looe branch of the the Royal British Legion (RBL) was formed in 1921. We hold friendly and informal meetings which are held on a monthly basis. Everybody is welcome to attend our meetings and see how we function and what we do.


Remembrance Sunday: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there was no official ceremonies at the Looe War Memorial in the year 2020. Although the war memorial flags were flown on both Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, and were lowered to half-mast at 11am, on both days, for two minutes as a mark of respect. Hopefully things will be getting back to normal for November 2021.


Meetings: We are glad to inform you that our ‘first Monday of the month’ branch meetings are recommencing from Monday 5th July, 2021. The venue is, as always, the ground floor bar of the Looe Social Club, West Looe Quay. Meetings start sharp at 7:30 pm but it might be prudent to be a little early whilst we have to follow the Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations. We look forward to seeing our members and new, or potential, members are very welcome.


COMMITTEE   The Looe RBL Committee comprises:

President                          David Bryan

Chairman                         Louis Portman

Vice-Chairman                George Somerville

Treasurer                          Neil Playne

Secretary                           Mrs Mandy Ricketts

Poppy Appeal Organiser David Bryan

Membership Secretary    David Welch

Standard Bearers             Jon 'Dusty' Miller

    Karol Nachilo

   Christopher Howarth


FUND RAISING  The Looe Branch of the RBL holds fund raising events to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal and the Cornwall RBL Welfare Fund. The Welfare Fund is used within the county to help servicemen, ex-servicemen and their families who may be in difficulties, and supplements grants received from the Poppy Appeal.



Chairman  Mr Louis Portman Tel: 01503 598432 

Membership Secretary Mr David Welch Tel: 01503 265573 


Or just turn up to one of our meetings (see above)


JOINING THE RBL    Full membership of ‘The Legion’ is open to everybody, not just ex-servicemen. Please feel free to come along to one of our friendly and informal meetings, and learn more about us, or contact us as shown above.


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RBL    For more information about the RBL please visit our Questions and Answers (Q&A) web page or visit the Royal British Legion website