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The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.

Henley-on-Thames & Peppard Branch meet on the 3rd Monday of each month for lunch preceded by a talk at the Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Road in Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1AG

The Branch Lunch and Talks are open to everyone. Further details are on our Dates for your Diary page.

 

Membership -  If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and provide support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.

 

VJ Day 15 August 1945

Taking into account the Government restrictions put in place for our safety, Henley & Peppard Branch of the Royal British Legion is proud to have been in a position, with aid from the Henley Town Manager Helen Barnett and Henley Mayor, Councillor Ken Arlett to commemorate VJ-Day for our community in line with the National act of remembrance on Saturday 15 August when the surrender of Japan effectively ended World War II.

 

The brief ceremony was well and safely attended. Two Standards were on Parade with John Green carrying  the RBL Henley & Peppard Branch Standard and James Nelson the Henley Dunkirk Veterans Standard. Additionally  we had the good fortune to have Fr Jeremy Tayler from Henley’s St Mary’s Church present to read a prayer of thanksgiving and recite the Far East Prisoner of War Prayer which includes the words “The price that was paid we will always remember. Every day, every month, not just in November.  We shall remember them”.

 

Bugler, ex Scots Guard, Stuart Henderson sounded the Last Post and The Reveille,  Lt. Col. Blaker spoke the Exhortation, and after a poignant 2 minute respectful silence, brought the ceremony to a close with the haunting  Kohima Epitaph “When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today