They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. 

                                Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.

                At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

                                                    We will remember them.


  The Royal British Legion was formed to help the widows and dependents of the injured from 
   the First World War.  However, not only does the Legion continue to provide support to
   dependents and relatives of our service men and women, it now provides care in the 
   community for those in need. 

   Datchet Royal British Legion was formed in March 1924. 

  There are currently nearly 50 men and women, both ex-service and civilian, who make up the  
   membership of the organisation.
                                              
  The group meets on the first Sunday of each month at 11am in the Royal Stag public house on
   the village green

                                                     
          
                                                      1923 Remembrance service on the Village Green                                                    

  Each year the Datchet British Legion organises the annual Remembrance Day Service at the 
  War Memorial on Datchet Village Green.

  They also co-ordinate the annual Poppy Day Appeal. In 2011 the branch collected £9,669
   through various events including the Windsor Tattoo during May where they raised over
   £1,400.
     
                                                              
                                                       

                                            
A modern day Remembrance service on the Village Green    

  The Legion recognises Armed Forces' Day in June each year with a church service,  during 
   2011 £140 was raised for the Poppy Appeal, the branch also participates in the Datchet 
   Village Fête each summer and with the help of the village football team raised £160.

  The organisation wishes to welcome new members whether they have served
   in the forces or not.  Membership is available to all.

                                                 For more information please contact:

                                                   Caroline Banks Tel:  01753 542985
                                                      Email : rbldatchet@yahoo.co.uk

  New members can also join at various local events such as the Datchet Village Fête where the 
                                                                  
Legion is represented.

 


    OUTINGS            

    The Datchet branch of the British Legion conducts visits to local places of interest for 
     members and their guests.

     During recent years trips have been made to the National Memorial Arboretum in
     Staffordshire: the Battle of Britain Operations Room Bunker and the RAFA Battle of 
     Britain Club in Uxbridge; the Imperial War Museum and the Poppy Appeal launch at 
                                                                        Newbury Races.    

     In addition members met the public at the Datchet Village Fete, the Armed Forces 
     Day service and Christmas on the Green events.


 
                                   
  At the Uxbridge Battle of Britain Bunker War Memorial                                          

              

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