Royal British Legion, Kyrenia
By Margaret Sheard
The Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch are going from strength to strength and, as well as the many social events, we should not forget the main aim which is the helping of ex-servicemen and their families in their times of need. Not only here in North Cyprus, but worldwide the Royal British Legion are helping those unfortunate servicemen who have been injured or handicapped in line of duty for their country and those who need advice or assistance in other areas of day to day living.
The RBL Kyrenia Branch have a thriving membership and are always looking to increase this, so if you are not already a member why not join and enjoy the social events and at the same time be contributing to this very worthy cause.
Following is some news from the Chairman of the RBL, Kyrenia Branch – Major (Ret’d) Brian James Thomas BEM.
The Royal British Legion
Kyrenia Branch No. BR3651
Subscription Renewals Programme
The RBL has today announced that Members are now able to choose two more venues where their Annual Subscriptions can be renewed.
In addition to the RBL Stall at the Saturday Lambousa Market at Lapta, Legion Representatives will be at the following venues on the dates stated to collect Subscriptions, issue Membership Cards and discuss Membership with those who have yet to join.
Stevie’s Bar at Kucuk Erenkoy on Saturday 18th January 2014 at 1200hrs
The Courtyard Inn at Karakum on Tuesday 21st January 2014 at 1200hrs
Anyone can join the Royal British Legion; military service is NOT a prerequisite to becoming a Member. In addition to receiving advance notice of all RBL Events, a lively and informative magazine and discounts on a growing local list of goods and services, RBL Members know that their subscriptions and donations are exclusively used to support serving British Forces, Veterans and their dependents in their time of need.
In addition to supporting those British Service Personnel who have served recently in The Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, the Royal British Legion continue to assist thousands of veterans in many practical ways. Last year (2013) RBL volunteers made c. 300,000 welfare and friendship visits; this included keeping an eye on some former Turkish Cypriot members of the British Army’s Cyprus Regiment who served with distinction during WW2.
As a mark of the work done by the Royal British Legion, records show that since the end of WW2, there has been only one year, 1968, when British Forces suffered zero casualties! So it can be seen that the RBL is needed as much today as in the year of its foundation, following the Great War, in June 1921. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Royal British Legion – shoulder to shoulder with all who Serve