Royal British Legion

Great Yarmouth

"help someone rediscover life"

This year's running total for our 2016-17 Poppy Appeal stands at £35,932.62

The Great Yarmouth branch was formed in 1935, the year of King George V's Silver Jubilee.

For those finishing University the RBL offer a unique opportunity for post-graduates to study in the Republic of Korea

RBL-Great Yarmouth Past Events

This page shows some of the events we have been involved in down the years. Many of our events have been aimed at fundraising but by no means all. Should you like to join us and participate in a worthwhile cause our meetings are open to all.

Commonwealth Day - Mon 9th Mar 2015

Commonwealth Day is celebrated by young people, schools, communities and civil society organisations on the second Monday in March throughout th Commonwealth. Each year a theme is chosen for Commonwealth Day, this year's theme is "A Young Commonwealth".

Commonwealth Day
Commonwealth Day

Along with many other villages, towns and cities throughout the UK, Great Yarmouth celebrated "Commonwealth Day" today.

The various organisations taking part in Great Yarmouth's celebrations assembled at the Town Hall, where the Commonwealth Flag was in evidence. There was then a parade from the Town Hall to St Nicholas Minster which processed through the Market Place

Taking part was the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Councillor Marlene Fairhead accompanied by other civic dignitaries. The RBL was represented by seven Standard Bearers led by Mr Paul Williams of the Great Yarmouth branch of the RBL.

There was then a service held at the Minster led by the Canon Chris Terry and attended by members of the general public.

Extract from this year's address by Her Majesty the Queen "Indeed, it seems to me that now, in the second decade of the twenty first century, what we share through being members of the Commonwealth is more important and worthy of protection than perhaps at any other time in the Commonwealth's existence. We are guardians of a precious flame, and it is our duty not only to keep it burning brightly but to keep it replenished for the decades ahead."

Commonwealth Day

We thank Sidney Hart for the above Pictures

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