This years Dates will be entered as they are confirmed please send details and any any questions to… edwarddeal@hotmail.co.uk    

Scroll to end for Branch Meetings, Bingo info. & Deal Hospital Page Turning Rota.

February 4th See JUNE 6th NOW!

February 12th  Operation Fuller Muster 14.00 Dover Sea Front invited guests only to Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club 13.30.

March 31st 11.00 Raising of Union Flag RM Depot with Bugler all welcome.

April 23rd  Zeebrugge Raid 10.00 Parade Muster Maison Dieu Car Park.

19th May St Mary’s Church see Walmer aerodrome under VARIOUS

May 19th – 20th Annual Conference – Bournemouth

May 25th Merchant Navy 30th! St Mary’s Church Dover. stephen.shaw46@btinternet.com

June 6th FREE TRIP https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/d-day-75/   

June 9th Dedication of New Standard Sittingbourne & Milton Branch

June 20th Branch Lunch RMA Club see Lydia to book

June 24th Armed Forces Week flag raising Dover Council

June 29th Poppy Appeal Event Walmer Green details to follow.

June 30th Armed Forces Day Deal pier apron muster 10.30 for 10.50

June 30th County Parade – Royal British Legion Village Branch hosting.

July 7th Battle of Britain Day Capel-le-Ferne.

July 21st Dover Patrol Leathercote Point St Margaret’s @ Cliff

August 3rd  Deal Hospital Fete, can you help man the stall for an hour?

August 8th Group Meeting Sandwich all welcome

August 15th VJ Day @ Burma Star Memorial Deal AND

August 15th Burma Star ceremony Folkestone

September 3rd Merchant Navy Day Dover Dover

September 15th Battle of Britain Day Venue TBC

October 18th Thanet Festival of Remembrance

October 27th Lowering of Union Flag RM Depot NO Ceremony.

November 5th Branch AGM 19.00 for 19.30 The Alma Pub West St Deal

November 8th Torch of Remembrance Dover Cruise Terminal

November 10th 11.00 Remembrance Sunday Deal War Memorial Hospital.

November 11th  11.00 Armistices Day Hamilton Rd Cemetery.

November 28th Area Meeting Dover

December 5th RBL Branch Christmas Lunch RMA

December 6th to 8th Branch Christmas Tree @ Trinity Church

Branch Meetings First Monday of every month (not January) 19.00 for 19.30 Alma Function Room non members always welcome.

Bingo! 2nd Wednesday Every Month at the Alma Function Room 14.00 to 16.00  Free entry!



 Month     Commencing Monday’s 11.00          Association

January                         7th January                      Royal Marines Assoc

February                       4th February                   Royal Navy Assoc

March                           4th March                         Green Beret Assoc

April                              1st April                            Burma Star Assoc

May                               6th May                             (RAFA) Royal British Legion

June                               3rd June                            Royal British Legion

July                                 1st July                              Royal Marines Assoc

August                           5th August                       Royal Navy Assoc

September                    2nd  September             Green Beret Assoc

October                         7th October                     Burma Star Assoc

November                     4th November                 (RAFA) Deal WRNS

December                      2nd December                Royal British Legion

Contact John Elms 01304 379995



Club AGM update!

Due to lack of support on Monday a new date has been set for the Club AGM which is Sunday 23rd December 11.00 at the Club premises in King Street.

All paid up members are encouraged to attend


The CLUB has published it’s AGM date as 19.30 on Monday 17th December to be held at their Market Street premises.

Unfortunately on page 5 of this weeks East Kent Mercury the announcement says “Branch AGM” this id not so as the Branch AGM was held on November the 5th.

If you are fully paid up Branch and Club member you are entitled to attend the CLUB AGM on Monday 17th December.



It is with regret  that in response to a letter from the RBL Downs Social CLUB Committee the “CLUB PAGE” has had to be removed from this website, further details  from edwarddeal@hotmail.co.uk

Dates for 2018

Don’t forget                                                                                                                                                    Bingo in the Alma, every 2nd Wednesday of the month 14.00 to 16.00                                                    

   February 12th Channel Dash Dover Memorial @ 14.00 Dover Sea Front.

    February 24th & 25th Fist World War walking trails in Deal contact www.kentww1.com

*  March 5th Page Turning Deal Hospital @ 11.00

*  March 10th Easter Egg Tombola Deal High Street.

* March 14th First of Monthly Bingo in the Alma, every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

  • March 20th “Legion Links” every 3rd Tuesday Deal Centre 11.00 to 13.00

   March 25th 11.00 Raising of Union Flag RM Depot with Bugler all welcome.

    April 23rd Zeebrugge Day Dover & RM Band afternoon in Deal. http:////royalmarinesheritagetrails.org/launch

April 26th Unveil VC Plaque Sandwich 

* June 4th Page Turning Deal Hospital @ 11.00

*   June 21st 2 course lunch @ RMA £12pp bring your friends, book NOW! (see below to 

June 18th Flag Raising Day Deal Town Hall

June 24th Armed Forces Day Deal Pier

     July 1st Battle of Britain Day Capel Nr Folkestone

    July 22nd Step Short Ceremony Folkestone

*  July 29th Dover Patrol Memorial Service Leathercoat Point

    August 4th Deal Hospital Fete

 August 5th to 9th GP90 Ceremony Ypres in France Look out for TV coverage, no further info.

    August 15th VJ Day at Deal Burma Star Memorial opposite Deal Castle.

* September 3rd Merchant Navy Day Dover

September 10th  Page Turning Deal Hospital @ 11.00

* September 15th Battle of Britain Day Sandwich

* September 15th St Mary’s Church and the Central Band of The Royal British Legion

September 16th Dedication of County Youth Standard All Saints Church Maidstone

*  September 23rd Drumhead Service Canterbury Cricket Ground pre-booked FREE ticket         only.           BOOK NOW FOR A SEAT ON THE COACH

     October 7th Standard Bearers Competition Army Centre Ditton

    October 20th Trafalgar Day MKKM

*  November 2nd  Isle of Thanet Festival of Remembrance, Winter Gardens , Margate.

*  November 8thTorch of Remembrance Dover Western Docks 10.30

    November 10th Festival of Remembrance Royal Albert Hall

*   November 10th Service of Remembrance Hamilton Rd Cemetery.

*  November 11th Remembrance Sunday at Deal Hospital.

December 3rd Page Turning Deal Hospital @ 11.00.

December 8th Carol Service Capel Morris Centre

    December 15th County Carol Service Aylesford 14.30

2019 County Conference 19th January Headcorn Village Hall 13.00

                     Events in italics hosted by Downs Branch

*  Information from Branch website rbldownsbranch.org.uk OR

    Mary Eldridge at marye1968@outlook.com / 01304 382235 OR

    Edward Barkway  at edwarddeal@hotmail.co.uk  / 07885110384