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The Royal British Legion, Northern Branch

The Royal British Legion - Northern Branch

To see what's going on in the area, visit our new News and Events page.

We are here to administer and deliver community support within the District.  We also cover membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches throughout District North of Spain.

Membership of The Royal British Legion is available to all adults and nationality, not just members or ex-members of the British Armed Forces and we always welcome new members. Drop into your local branch or click here to find out how you can join.

You can join on-line and the following link will take you direct to the on-line application form click here.

Poppy Appeal 2021 - This year’s Poppy Appeal Launch in District North Spain will take place in Benidorm on Saturday 16th October 2021. After we were forced to hold a reduced ceremony behind closed doors last October because of COVID, we’re delighted that restrictions have now relaxed sufficiently that we can return to the format of previous years.

There will be a Parade of Standards from both The Royal British Legion’s Branches in Spain and other Ex-Service Associations here. The Standards will step off from Calle Castellon at 12.00 noon and move along the seafront boardwalk, Paseo de Levante, led once again by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums. Meanwhile the audience waiting for the main ceremony at the Rincon de Loix will be entertained by The Royal British Legion Concert Band, Spain awaiting their arrival.

The main ceremony will begin at approximately 12.15 and last about 30 minutes. This year, our principal guests are: Don Antonio Perez, Mayor of Benidorm; Mr Joe Falzon, National Vice Chairman of The Royal British Legion and Captain Ian Clarke RN, British Defence Attaché, Madrid.

After the event, there will be a buffet lunch at the Marina Hotel to which all spectators are cordially invited at a cost of only €15.00 (excluding drinks). If you would like to join us for lunch, please make your wishes known through your local Legion branch, details of which can be found at http://counties.britishlegion.org.uk/.../the-district-its...

While our Branches work tirelessly throughout the year to raise much-needed funds for the Poppy Appeal, the vast majority of the money we raise comes from the Poppy Appeal. Last year, we managed to raise an amazing €75,000+ despite the COVID lockdown. This formed an important part of the almost €641,000 raised overseas. More importantly, this money stays here in Spain to support local Beneficiaries’ needs.

In the last 6 months we have provided support to over 200 cases. Some of these simply need a telephone buddy or home visitor; others’ needs are best met by onward referrals to the local Spanish Social Services or other organisations and charities, known as “signposting”; while others need more concrete support in terms of financial help, sometimes ongoing support for the more complex cases we support. In the last 3 months to the start of September alone, we have provided financial aid in excess of €23,500, covering everything from Immediate Hardship Grants, to utility bills and rent, to mobility and hearing aids, to building works.

The money raised here in Spain stays in Spain, supporting veterans and their dependants. Please help by giving whatever you can afford to the Poppy Appeal this Remembrancetide and join us in Benidorm for the Poppy Appeal Launch if you can – every cent you donate goes to supporting those in need.

The Royal British Legion, Northern Branch .  Benidorm & District 3489 Royal British Legion

If you want be a member of a forward looking and vibrant Legion Branch please email the Secretary for further information email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Royal British Legion, Benidorm Branch

 

 

HOW WE CAN HELP

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans and their familes.

District North Spain covers an area from the French Border to Roquetas de Mar in Almeria, both the coastal regions and inland.  Our District Community Support team are here to help.  We are part of the Legion's extensive Poppy Support services.  If you are serving, have served or are the dependant or carer of someone who has served in the UK's Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for our help.

If you feel we may be able to help you or someone close to you, please contact us for a confidential chat as follows:

  • Ring +34 676 451 780 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm, or
  • Contact the UK helpline on +44 2033 768080 - open 7 days a week between 8.00am and 8.00pm (free from UK landlines and main UK mobile networks)

We can offer financial aid in an urgent crisis, help homeless ex-Service people get back on their feet, advise on compensation claims, offer careers advice for those looking to make a fresh start after leaving the Forces, arrange home or hospital visits and much more.

You can also use the Legion's online self-help knowledge base to find the information you need. It includes a live chat facility.

The Royale British Legion, Spain

Registered Charity No. 219279
Spanish NIF N8261536J

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Joshua Dyer (aged 14) was tasked at school to write a poem for Remembrance Day. An hour later (without any help) he produced this.

One Thousand Men Are Walking

One thousand men are walking
Walking side by side
Singing songs from home
The spirit...

Joshua Dyer (aged 14) was tasked at school to write a poem for Remembrance Day. An hour later (without any help) he produced this.

One Thousand Men Are Walking

One thousand men are walking
Walking side by side
Singing songs from home
The spirit as their guide
they walk toward the light milord
they walk towards the sun
they smoke and laugh and smile together
no foes to outrun
these men live on forever
in the hearts of those they saved
a nation truly grateful
for the path of peace they paved
they march as friends and comrades
but they do not march for war
step closer to salvation
a tranquil steady corps
the meadows lit with golden beams
a beacon for the brave
the emerald grass untrampled
a reward for what they gave
they dream of those they left behind
and know they dream of them
forever in those poppy fields
there walks one thousand men

Joshua Dyer 2019 (aged 14)

Goes to show that the young can still surprise us.
Lest we forget

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Robert Paterson
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Who is Joshua Dyer?? a Internet search only shows this poem nothing else whatsoever. Several Facebook groups in New Zealand are trying to locate the poet after a request for more information from the Sgt Major of the NZ Army. If you or any other...

Who is Joshua Dyer?? a Internet search only shows this poem nothing else whatsoever. Several Facebook groups in New Zealand are trying to locate the poet after a request for more information from the Sgt Major of the NZ Army. If you or any other members could assist in locating Joshua that would be great. Regards LAC (retired) Leon Coy RNZAF.

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Leon Coy
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he is a 14 year old school boy thats all we know, it was posted to the group and was to lovely to have it get lost there x

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