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LOOE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

HOMENEWS & EVENTSWAR MEMORIALPICTURESQ & A

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.

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Remembrance Sunday 2020: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no plans for an official ceremony at the Looe War Memorial. Although the war memorial flags will be flown on both Remembrance Sunday (8th November) and Armistice Day (Wednesday 11th November), and will be lowered to half-mast at 11am, on both days, for two minutes as a mark of respect.
Poppy Wreaths: There will be no formal laying of poppy wreaths on Remembrance Sunday but organisations, and individuals, can place poppy wreaths on war memorial at a time and date of their convenience. As ever, the wreaths will be maintained for by Looe RBL as part of our ongoing care of the war memorial. Wreaths can be obtained by contacting our President, and Poppy Appeal Organiser, Mr David Bryan on telephone number 01503 264130.

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MEETINGS    Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will not be able to hold our normal November AGM, therefore our existing committee will remain in place until our meetings recommence and matter of the committee can be ratified.

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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

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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.

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CONTACT DETAILS

Chairman  Mr Louis Portman Tel: 01503 598432 

Membership Secretary Mr David Welch Tel: 01503 265573 

Email:  looe.rbl@rbllooe.com

Or just turn up to one of our meetings when they recommence after COVID-19.

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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.

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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 www.britishlegion.org.uk