Any Old Stamps!

In the April edition of Kent County News a plea has been made for used postage stamps to help raise funds for the RNIB, our Secretary Sue Andrews is happy to collect them from you at our Monthly Branch Meetings, alternatively Contact Sue at .

Thank You!


Kent County Conference is tomorrow Saturday 15th January, it was my understanding that any Legion member would be able to “listen in” but not take part, however it is by Zoom for branch delegates ONLY, this is a disgraceful arrangement and to my mind falls short of a true democratic process.

Downs Branch Delegates are our Secretary Sue Andrews and member Adrian Friend.




Kent County Conference 15th January 2020 will be held by Zoom only, further details to follow.


RBL Annual National Conference was held on 15th May you can view it here


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Corona Virus Help

Dear Members the following information has been set to me, however I cannot say how good or bad they may be you must make your own judgement.

FFF catering in Ashford who will deliver as far as Dover   @£10 per meal per 2 course meal.

Prestige based in Deal but willing to deliver to Dover        @ approx £9.00 per 2 course meal.

FFF   https// 01233800141

01304 361682


(closed on a Wednesday).

In Temple Ewell the Parish Council are undertaking a version of the same & have distributed flyers.

In Dover, the local brewery will deliver to the door with payment over the phone!

Jenkins & Son in Deal will deliver free to home on Poultry and Fish on orders over £25


VE Day Service @ Eastry Church Sunday 10th May

An open invitation from Terry James Chairman of Eastry RBL Branch

*  Standards would be welcome.

* Starting at 10.30 am, the service should last about an hour.

* Parking can be difficult in the village. The most convenient places to park are Church Street and the High Street car park. Advise to arrive early to give yourself some “wiggle” room.


New Project for Kent Veterans, closing date 23rd Feb, click this link NOW


NHS care for the Armed Forces community, November 2019 click the links NHS health care for the Armed Forces community with links Nov 2019 v7

AFN VFC Training Generic poster Veteran Support Group Sep 2019

Veteran Support Group Sep 2019


The following info has been taken from the Royal Marine’s Association website.                                                                                        Subject: Armed Forces Covenant
This is something we are entitled to but very few of us know about it.
First It is important that your GP and consultant are aware that you are a veteran. Do this by asking them to add code 13jy to your records, this flags up that you are a veteran.
This is a quote from the NHS website……..
“All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS care (including hospital, primary or community care) for conditions associated with their time within the armed forces (service-related).
But this is always subject to clinical need and doesn’t entitle you to jump the queue ahead of someone with a higher clinical need.”
If the NHS service you’re dealing with is unaware of priority treatment, you’re actively encouraged to tell them about it and ensure you have told them you have served.


Want to know what the RBL does? click the link!

The Royal British Legion National Impact Data 2018-2019