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Remembrance Concert 25 Jun 2004

The South Lancashire Holding Branch of the Royal British Legion have been granted an award to enable them to host their Northern Remembrance Concert. This will be held at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. There will be a range of guests and performances.

There is no project name available for this record 18 Jan 2005

The purpose of the group is to cater for the well-being of all ex services personnel and their families, to help in cases of illness and distress and to provide convalescence where applicable. The money is for coach and ferries; B&D; subsistence.

Celebration Concert at the Sage 11 May 2005

The Northumberland / Tyne & Wear county of the Royal British Legion will hold a VE Celebration Concert at the Sage in Gateshead. The event will feature Her Majesty's Ryal Marine Band, a choir of 200, young people, celebrities and the standard of the Royal British Legion.

VE/VJ Day 60th Anniversary Celebrations 12 May 2005

The New Edgeware branch of The Royal British Legion will use a grant to organise a series of activities designed to celebrate 60 years of peacetime since VE/VJ Day. The first component will entail a reunion of veterans and those that lived through the War under the title of 'Blitz Night', which will include food and period entertainment alongside a memorabilia display. A similar evening will also be carried out for the broader community.

Memorial Service 12 May 2005

The Royal British Legion Women's section have been awarded a grant that will allow them to host two launches . One will be for the dedication of a memorial garden for fallen comrades of WW2. The second will be a reunion of members where they will also take the opportunity to have their standard dedicated.

VE Day Parade Celebration 14 Apr 2005

The Kings Lynn branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to hold a V.E. Day and V.J. Day commemoration event to mark the 60th anniversary of these significant events. This will include a Veterans parade, and Memorial service which will include Naval, Army and Air Cadets.

High Ongar Section 60th Anniversary Parade 14 Apr 2005

The High Ongar Branch of the RBL have received an award to carry out a parade in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of VE and VJ Days.

Entertainment afternoon 24 Mar 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a reunion to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

commemorative events 24 Mar 2005

The purchase of a silenced mobile generator plus accessories will enable the group to hold outdoor commemorative events and services.

Amount: £2,372
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion Portishead
Region: South West
District: North Somerset

Parade to the War Memorial 28 Apr 2005

The Clacton-On-Sea Branch of The Royal British Legion would use the grant to assist with the costs of holding a parade to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of WW2. This would involve numerous local groups besides the Legion itself, including: Sea Cadets, the Scouts, St John's Ambulance Brigade, Land Army and an array of ex-servicemen and women. This would be supported by a marching band and would provide the centrepiece for the localities commemoration programme.

VE Day Hog Roast 28 Apr 2005

The Mundham & District Branch of The Royal British Legion will use a grant to fund a 'Hog Roast' evening to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of VE Day. This will follow on from a Service of Thanksgiving in the local church and will bring together a broad cross-section of the community together, including a number of veterans, to mark this important Anniversary.

Eastleigh ChandlersFord & District Branch VE Street Party 28 Apr 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold three events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Second World War. These events will involve a Drum head service, a street party and a concert.

Recording of Experiences and Memories 28 Apr 2005

The Southminster branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to record the wartime memories of veterans and local residents. A parade through the village involving veterans and historical vehicles will visit local schools enabling the children to see and talk with the members and the owners of the vehicles.

Presenting the Legion in the Community 21 Apr 2005

The group will be able to improve the quality of presentations to existing and potential members with enhanced digital equipment.

Amount: £2,283
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion - Wiltshire County
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire

WW2 Concert 17 Jun 2005

The Royal British Legion Downs branch have been awarded a grant that will act as a contribution to allow them to host a two night concert of songs and stories of the war years by a group of young Canadians.

VE and VJ Day event 17 Jun 2005

The Paddington branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to host a service of remembrance and thanksgiving to commemorate the 60th anniversary of V.E. Day and V.J. Day.

Commemoration of The 60th Anniversary of VE And VJ Day 17 Jun 2005

The Bedfordshire County Branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a celebration to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. A church service and parade will involve veteran and ex-service groups as well as cadet organisations. An exhibition of wartime life, educational material, and museum artefacts will also be on display.

VE Celebration 17 Jun 2005

This group will use their award to hold a VE celebration party which will supply refreshments and entertainment to many guests from around the country. The premises will be decorated with bunting for the occasion.

Street Party 24 Jun 2005

The Newton Abbot Branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a street party, memorial parade and concert in commemoration of the end of World War Two.

WW2 Street Party Event 24 Jun 2005

The Higher Bebington Branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a themed armistice celebration to bring together veterans of the Second World War and civilians who participated in the Home Front. The group will also hold a VE style street party for children.