Calverley and Rodley Royal British Legion appeals for new blood in centenary year


The Calverley and Rodley Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) marked its 100th birthday in March – and has launched an appeal to fill important roles.

This year its chairman and secretary will be retiring from its committee, leaving two vacancies to be filled.

The RBL is a charity supporting the country’s armed forces and their families with a Service of Remembrance each year to remember the fallen.

The group’s anniversary was marked by a service in Calverley’s Victoria Park in March, which was attended by Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, David Pearson, chairman of Leeds RBL group Jeff Gants, the Rev Rob Denton from Calverley Parish Church, John Corbin and Cllr Andrew Carter.

During the service an anniversary plaque was unveiled in memory of all the work undertaken by past and present members of the Calverley and Rodley Branch.

The children in Year 5 at Calverley CE Primary School played their part in the service when they sang two verses of God Save The Queen.

The War Memorial in Calverley Victoria Park was dedicated in May 1922 and was unveiled by the then president of the Calverley and Rodley Branch of the British Legion.

If you are interested in supporting the branch, or require further information, contact Peter Illingworth on 0113 257 2035 or 07857 133072.

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