Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Royal-British-Legion-Downs-Branch-553666901369172/

Because of Covid this years Dates (2022) are for reference, details from  gibbonsrsrbl@gmail.com Or edwarddeal@hotmail.co.uk

1st Monday of the month RBL Branch Meeting  19.00 for19.30 RMA

2nd WEdnesday of the month Breakfast Club 10.00 to 12.00 RMA

23rd April Zeebrugge Day (St. George’s Day) further info nearer the date DDC Organise this.

TBC. by DDC Flag raising for Armed Forces Week June 2022

2nd to 5th June Queens Platinum Jubilee

26th June 2022 Armed Forces Day Drumhead Service Deal pier

26th June Kent County Parade Canterbury Cathedral 17.30.

24th July 2022 Dover Patrol Memorial100th anniversary unveiling of Memorial

15th August 2022 Burma Star Association VJ DAY

15th August Battle of Britain Day Sandwich War Memorial DETAILS to follow

Merchant Navy Day TBC by DDc

1st October 2022 RBL Band & David Cole OBE MVO Concert at St Mary’s Church Walmer

22nd October County Event Ramsgate

11th November 2022 Armistice Day War Memorial Hamilton Road Cemetery

12th November Albert Hall Festival of Remembrance

13th November 2022 Remembrance Sunday Deal War Memorial Hospital



Because of Covid this years Dates are for reference only, details will confirmed nearer the time or from gibbonsrsrbl@gmail.com Or edwarddeal@hotmail.co.uk

Have you seen our Facebook page? click the link below!


Updated 7th August 2021

24th June Mural @ Capel

26th June Dover Branch Armed Forces Day

27th June Armed Forces Day Deal Pier

25th July Dover Patrol

15th August VJ Day

September Tracey Thomas hopes Veteran’s Breakfast Club to re start? TBC

3rd September Merchant Navy Day CANCELLED

11th September Dover Branch RBL 100th11th November Armistices Day cemetery

12th September Dedication of Memorial Deal Railway Station

24th October RBL 100th St Andrews Church TBC

11th November Armistices Day Hamilton Rd Cemetery

12th November County Remembrance Day Margate CANCELLED

14th November Remembrance Sunday Deal Hospital

20th November County Event All Saints Church Maidstone Central Band RBL David Cole

28th October to 13th November POPPY WEEKS! PAO nicbearcraft@aol.com

9th December Branch Christmas Lunch  Fully Booked

15th January 2020 County Conference

Further info from Malcolm or Edward at gibbonsrsrbl@gmail.com or edwarddeal@hotmail.co.uk 




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.


Dates in red subject to confirmation due to the corona virus

23rd April Zeebrugge Day St James Cemetery & Dover Town Hall. CANCELLED

75th Anniversary VE Day Details & Date to follow CANCELLED

21st June County Parade venue TBC CANCELLED

22nd June Armed Forces Week INFO PROVIDED ASAP

28th June Armed Forces Day Drumhead Service Deal Pier. CANCELLED

19th July Dover Patrol at Lethercote Point Dover CANCELLED

27th October Thanet Festival Of Remembrance

7th November Festival Of Remembrance Albert Hall

8th November Remembrance Sunday Deal Hospital

11th November Armistices Day Hamilton Rd Cemetery Deal

Christmas Trees at Trinity Church Deal CANCELLED


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

Bingo! Once a Month at St Andrews Hall West St 14.00 to 16.00  Free entry!    Contact John 01304 379995 OR Mary 07754204002


 Month                   Commencing Monday             Association         

January                              6th  January                           Royal Marines Assoc.

February                             3th  February                         Royal Naval Assoc.

March                                  2th  March                              Green Beret Assoc.

April                                    6nd  April                                Burma Star Assoc. CANCELLED

May                                     4th  May                                  Wrens Deal CANCELLED

June                                    1st  June                                 Royal British Legion

July                                     6th July                                   Royal Marines Assoc.

August                                3rd August                              Royal Naval Assoc.

September                         7th  September                      Green Beret Assoc.

October                               5th October                             Burma Star Assoc.

November                           2nd November                        Royal British Legion

December                           7th  December                        Wrens Deal

Contact Edward Barkway edwarddeal@hotmail.co.uk



This information has been cleared



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