ANNOUNCEMENTS

2020

Your VE Day photo’s needed NOW! please email them to me and I will make sure Niki gets them, Many Thanks

Edward edwarddeal@hotmail.co.uk See the message below from Niki

Good Morning

Thank you to those of you that have sent me pictures of your VE Day celebrations in your towns, Villages and streets.

Please keep the photos coming as I plan to run a Special Circular to showcase how Kent celebrated in these challenging times

Best Wishes

Nikki   Membership Support Officer (Kent)

 

 

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Royal British Legion Schedule for 8th May 2020 (Full details below)

      1) 1100-1102          – Two Minute Silence

      2) 1115-1200          – The Royal British Legion VE75 Livestream

      3) 2000-2110          – VE Day 75: The People’s Celebration, BBC One

       4)  2100                    – ‘We’ll Meet Again’ Singalong

1)Two Minute Silence

 The Legion is calling on people to join in a national moment of reflection and Remembrance at 11am on Friday 8th May and pause for a Two Minute Silence, not only in recognition of the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation, but also to reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world.

People are invited to take part in the Silence in whatever way they feel appropriate be that standing at their window, stepping outside their home, whilst remaining distanced from others, or taking the opportunity for a quiet moment of reflection. To build momentum towards this important moment, please share this with your communities and encourage everyone to come together in Remembrance at 11am.

 2)  The Livestream The stream will be live from 11.15am on the Legion’s website http://org.uk/veday75.

3)  VE Day 75: The People’s Celebration BBC ONE:  20:00 – 21:10 

 To mark the 75th anniversary of VE day, in these unprecedented times, the BBC in partnership with The Royal British Legion will honour and celebrate the World War Two Generation with an evening of memories and music.  Featuring some of those who remember this historic day, together with Britain’s favourite performers who will entertain us with popular songs of the era.  In a fitting finale at 9.00 pm we will see the nation unite for a very special rendition of “We’ll Meet Again” as we all give thanks to our veterans and remember our loved ones.

4)  ‘We’ll Meet Again’ Singalong

 Lyrics available on The Royal British Legion website https://www.rbl.org.uk/stories/ve-day-singalong

 

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Dear Member,

I hope you had a nice break and are staying safe in these uncertain times. Starting with some good news, the Poppy Appeal 2019 total is £43.3million so far, which is fantastic, thank you for your hard work and dedication.  I wanted to get in touch with you to let you know the current situation and plans for the 2020 Appeal. 

As you can imagine, we don’t know how the situation of COVID-19 infection will continue to affect plans for the year and for the Poppy Appeal 2020, but we carry on with our preparations and we’d like to give you some updates.

We are now confident that the stock that is manufactured overseas will arrive in time before the appeal starts in October. All Poppy Appeal Organisers have been sent  a newsletter explaining upcoming plans, including information about the allocation of some popular stock items for the 2020 Poppy Appeal, and key dates for activities (all subject to change). 

Please stay safe and we look forward to the day things start to get back to normal.

With best wishes  Jenny Sheriff Head of Poppy Appeal and Community Fundraising

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2019

Please see poster below from Deal Council.    

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6th August 2019 County office has asked us to inform all members.

SERVICE OF THANKS GIVING FOR BRIGADIER (Rtd) MAURICE ATHERTON CBE JP DL

Dear Colleagues

Please be advised that a Service of Thanksgiving for Brigadier Maurice Atherton will take place in Canterbury Cathedral on Monday 23rd September 2019,  at 2.00pm.

The family have requested no flowers please but donations, if desired, to The Green Howards Association OR Barham Church c/o C W Lyons and Son Ltd, St Gregory’s, Military Road, Canterbury, Kent  CT1 1ND – Tel:  01227 463508.

With kindest regards

Jo

Miss Jo Holmes DL

Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy and Head of Civic Office.

 

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