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   Wivenhoe Branch of

  The Royal British Legion

(Registered Charity number  219279)

The Royal British Legion exists � To safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces and their dependants.�    Membership is open to all who wish to support our work. Welfare is available for all serving or ex-service personnel and their dependants. 

The RBL National website provides details of the whole organisation, including up to date news & issues on which it is currently campaigning. – click here  

RBL WIVENHOE BRANCH – The British Legion Hall, The Quay, Wivenhoe, Essex


President: M. Paterson  
Vice-President: Ralph Moss
Chairman: Laurence Knox 01206 826414
Vice-Chair: Martyn Carrick 01206 823090
Honorary Treasurer: Wayne Sawyer  01206 820942
Honorary Secretary: Tracy Dedman 01206 827866


Membership Secretary: Ian Ward 01206 824156
Poppy Appeal Organiser: Martyn Carrick   01206 824836
Publicity Organiser: Robin Calvert 01206 824271
Standard Bearer: Doug Meyers 01206 824836
Welfare: Pastor Patrick Baxter 01376 512362

Branch Meetings Committee/Branch meetings are held approximately every two months, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.                     Social meetings. The Wivenhoe Services Club bar is open every Wedesday from 6.30 pm. till 10.00pm, usually throughout the year.

Women�s Section:   Hon Secretary.  Mrs J Gale 01206 826975 
For the Wivenhoe Remembrance Service home page, click here 

The Royal British Legion web site, click here


  • Nov 2008: New Legion Campaign " Return to Rationing".   Legion research has discovered that 38% of veterans, their spouses and/or widows(ers) have an income which is inadequate for healthy living. The Legion has joined with Age Concern to urge the Government to rectify the situation. For full details please visit, alternatively phone Legionline on 0845 725 725 to obtain a campaign pack & to indicate your support.
  • The Covenant Campaign. The campaign has resulted in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) issuing a Command Paper outlining a series of improvements to the support of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. The Legion has welcomed the proposals which has addressed matters raised in our thirty eight page submission. The Legion will now monitor the delivery of the undertakings given" The full Command Paper may be read on the Downloads section at (November 08)
  • "Honour The Covenant". The Legion is campaigning to press the Government to rectify the many areas in which our Armed forces are NOT being properly supported. Full details of these & what    YOU can do to provide support is available on

Note: Special offers and Discounts. Ex-Service personnel are entitled to special offers & discounts with no fees or subscription charges on goods & services available from  or call tel: 01604 495495  


THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION  (Registered Charity number 219279)