Cornish Poppy Badges are available from the Looe RBL 

LOOE Royal British Legion - News and Events

HOMENEWS & EVENTSWAR MEMORIALPICTURESQ & A

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.

V.J. DAY 2020  Due to Covid-19 restrictions there was no official commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Victory of Japan (VJ) Day, in Looe, on Saturday, 15th August, 2020. Although, as a mark of respect, Looe RBL did observe 2 minutes silence at the Looe War Memorial with the branch standards being dipped and flags lowered to half-mast.

VJ Day 2020

As this VJ Day also marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Looe RBL have replaced the WW1 information, displayed around our war memorial, with information on the 39 WW2 casualties listed on the memorial. The information on each serviceman was researched from scratch and took more than a year to put together. The next time you are passing the memorial, please spare a few moments to have a look at the displayed information and remember those that died in the service of our country.

For information on Looe's WW1 and WW2 casualties see the WAR MEMORIAL page of this website.

COVID-19 and MEETINGS Until further notice we will not be holding our usual monthly meetings.

POPPY APPEAL  The Looe Royal British Legion 2018/2019 Poppy Appeal collection, which ended in September 2019, collected £16,582.71 which was a record for the Looe Branch. The Looe branch would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the members of the public, businesses and organisations for their generous help and donations. We would also like to thank all our members who gave up their time to help with the collection, with a special thank you to our Poppy Appeal organisers, David and Annette Bryan. Our 2019/2020 Poppy Appeal has been somewhat  'blunted' due to the COVID-19 restrictions.