Purpose (of committee meeting): All Branch members are invited to contribute in providing suggestions/feedback, or just listen to the quarterly update. Final event planning will also take place for one of our upcoming flagship events – scheduled three weeks after (Nation-building Tribute to three great South African statesmen, coinciding on Freedom Day).
Note: The committee meeting will start at 12:00. Once this formal part of the day is complete, the fun part of the day begins…
Following the committee meeting, our fun QUARTERLY SOCIAL will commence.
We would like to invite all legionnaires to join us for the afternoon at our next quarterly SA Legion Social.
This is an opportunity for fellow legionnaires to catch up with old friends, connect & forge bonds with new friends… also a chance to direct any questions or suggestions to Committee Members over a nice relaxing beer!
Purpose: In celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa, the South African Legion – England Branch gives tribute to three statesmen whose nation building vision and deeds shaped modern South Africa – Nelson Mandela, Jan Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, whose statues are all represented on Parliament Square in London as great visionaries of not only South Africa, but also Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Britain’s Largest and Longest Running Anzac Ceremony, Cannock Chase.
Anzac Day Commemorative Service which is organised by the Royal British Legion Staffordshire County that takes place annually at the Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Camp Road, Brocton, Cannock Chase.
Several Hundred Ex-Servicemen and Women are usually in attendance at this event.
The Commemoration will be held this year on Sunday 28 April 2019, the format being a short Service led by the RBL County Padre, the Last Post and Reveille followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony; only standard Poppy Wreaths to be laid. You, together with the Officers and Members of your Organisation, are invited to be present on this occasion and return of the proforma below would be of assistance in our arrangements.
Some interesting links on the Parade: