Sidmouth RBL armed services pledge

PUBLISHED: 15:58 07 November 2010

Remembrance Sunday falls on November 14 this year

Remembrance Sunday falls on November 14 this year

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AS The Poppy Appeal was launched on Saturday, members of Sidmouth’s branch of the Royal British (RBL) have reminded residents they support all armed forces servicemen and women- including those currently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

AS The Poppy Appeal was launched on Saturday, members of Sidmouth’s branch of the Royal British (RBL) have reminded residents they support all armed forces servicemen and women - including those currently in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With attentions set to switch towards Remembrance Day commemorations on Thursday, Sidmouth RBL chairman Dave O’Connor told Herald readers: “It has been brought to the notice of some of our members (an opinion) that the Legion only looks after World War One and World War Two personnel. I can assure you that is not the case.

“Your local branch will always support all service personnel, the royal charter indicates this also includes ex-servicemen and women who are not members of the Legion.

“I believe around the country the are approximately 54 charities helping service personnel, they all do a splendid job, but the Royal British Legion has and always will lead from the front showing how much we care.”


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