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Weekly Edition - Published 22 May 2015


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Veterans from all over the UK came to Southport for RBL Conference
Photograph and video by Patrick Trollope.

SOUTHPORT Theatre and Convention Centre has hosted the Royal British Legion Annual National Conference over the 16 May to 17 May 2015, with the Standard Bearers' Competition held on Friday, 15 May 2015. The events were overseen by the RBL's President, Chairman and Director Generals, who also addressed to conference over the 2 day event. Following the conference on Sunday, there was a memorial parade from the Convention Centre on to Lord Street, ending outside the Town Hall. They then held a mark of respect at the Cenotaph on Lord Street. The event was attended by over 600 people who also had a chance to hear Des Brown, the UK's Secretary of State for Defence, who was the guest speaker.

The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 as a voice for the ex-service community and has helped people who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their dependants and carers ever since. As a charity the Royal British Legion provides all types of support from financial, social and emotional support, to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, along with their families.

To find out more about the very valuable work they do for our country, please visit:- BritishLegion.Org.UK  The Royal British Legion is now set to return for another National Conference return 20 May 2017 to 21 May 2017. To see our video footage and photographs of the Ex-servicemen, standard bearers and the Marching Band, please click on here now.


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