Following a two-year pause on the full format, reverting to a virtual parade in 2020, and significantly reduced attendance in 2021 we’re delighted to be returning to the full format and very much hope you the Riders will be able to attend.
On behalf of the Officers and Committee of Royal British Legion Harwell Branch:
I am delighted to write inviting the Riders to participate in the 78th Anniversary Commemoration DDay Parade at the Harwell Memorial Stone on Saturday 4th June 2022.
Following two years’ absence from the full parade format due to the pandemic we are pleased to confirm we return to our familiar full parade format for 2022 and very much hope to see as many of your riders return to the Parade.
Timings are as follows
1700 – Veterans Groups and Cadet Forces assemble at Frome Road Car Park
1720 – Cadet Forces Parade Marshall marches Guard of Honour into position
1725 – Parade Marshall Marches RBL and Associated Groups Banners into position
1730 – Service Starts
1750 – Parade Marshall marches RBL and Associated Groups Banners off the Stone
1752 – Cadet Forces Parade Marshall Marches Guard of Honour off the Stone
With the May bank holiday moving to June, we now see this event positioned in the middle of what promises to be an exciting extended weekend of Jubilee celebrations and hope that you will be able to join us.
Attendees are all invited to lay a wreath at the memorial and as in previous years.
Royal British Legion RIDERS Branch Inaugural Meeting At Cheltenham Branch, St. Anne’s Road Cheltenham, Glos. on 27th November 2004
In July 2004 a meeting took place at The Royal British Legion Village to discuss the possibility of an ex-services motorcycle club becoming an official branch of the RBL.
Circumstances took over and this idea was discarded but not forgotten. In late August, Paul Pollard and Graham Barber decided to resurrect the idea and approached some of those who were at the first meeting. The Legion was contacted again with a clear way ahead and an informal meeting was set up in November at RBL Cheltenham where the 14 original members met to discuss how to proceed and to form a committee, 12 volunteered for the first Riders Committee. It was at this meeting that we formally decided on our name and an adapted set of Branch Byelaws. At the end of this informal meeting, the official inaugural meeting took place and ‘The Riders’ were officially formed.
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