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Extension of front hall to include disabled toilets and baby-change facilities. 14 Dec 2004

The Legion's hall is used for a variety of clubs and individuals. As part of an ongoing refurbishment project they will extend and develop the front hall to include disabled toilets and baby-changing facilities.

Hordle Royal British Legion 60th anniversary celebrations 14 Apr 2005

The Hordle branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a service and celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Second World War. This event will involve all members of the local community.

Celebration and musical festival 14 Apr 2005

The South West Hampton Branch of the Royal British Legion have been awarded a grant to allow them to carry out a 60th anniversary celebration meal and film afternoon for their members.

Her Majesty's Royal Marines Concert 15 Apr 2005

The Leeds District of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a VE and VJ Day 60th anniversary concert which will involve Her Magesty's Royal Marines band.

Parade and Church Service VE VJ Day celebrations 24 Feb 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use its award to organise a parade through the town centre accompanied by a marching band. This will be followed by a summer fair with an open-air Drumhead service.

VE Day show 25 Feb 2005

The Trimdon branch of the Royal British Legion have been given an award to allow them to carry out a 60th anniversary 1940's evening. The evening will consists of war time entertainment and decor. They will also use the night to carry out interviews with residents who experienced the war years. These interviews will be video recorded and used when the veterans carry out visits to schools.

Concert, Reunion and Display 24 Mar 2005

The West Wickham branch of The Royal British Legion will use their grant to commemorate both VE and VJ Days by holding a concert, parade and Drum Head Service. The group will also be visiting schools to talk to school children about WW2.

VE & VJ Day Fete 24 Mar 2005

Hailsham and District Royal British Legion branch will use an award to celebrate the 60th anniversary of V.E. and V.J. day by hosting a 'fun' day. This will include displays of artefacts and photographs, demonstrations from the Army and RAF Cadets, and local schools and youth groups will be invited to attend the event.

Church and Memorial Services 27 Apr 2005

A project to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2 with the provision of a series of remembrance events for the benefit of members of this group and the wider community of Portishead, North Somerset.

Amount: £1,620
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion Portishead
Region: South West
District: North Somerset

Celebration 27 Apr 2005

The Hindon branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to hold a range of activities to commemorate the 60th anniversary of WW2. This will include a dig for victory venture, a wartime tea party, historical talks, and an exhibition. The week of events will conclude with a celebration day, which will include a parade, re-enactments, a flying display and a Concert.

Amount: £4,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion Hindon Branch
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire

60 Years On- A Family Day 28 Apr 2005

The group will use a grant to organise a day of activities aimed at celebrating the 60th Anniversary of VE Day. The programme of events will include a band, military demonstrations and the presentation of 'veterans badges' by the MOD. A large-scale display of both military and civilian vintage vehicles will take place alongside displays from the Royal British Legion, Horticultural Society, The Red Cross and the WRVS.

Parade and Parties 29 Apr 2005

The North Ferriby branch of the Royal British have been awarded a grant to carry out 2 parades in commemoration of VE and VJ Day.

Day Outing 09 May 2005

A project to commemorate the events leading to the end of WW2 with the provision of an outing for members of this group based in Bratton, West Wiltshire and pupils of a local primary school to the Army Air Corps Museum in Wessex.

Amount: £945
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion - Bratton Branch
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire

60th Anniversary Event 11 May 2005

The Ladybarn and district branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The celebration will involve entertainment from local group who will play music from the period.

'Reflections of the Second World War' 11 May 2005

The Little Sutton Branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to a special commemoration event entitled 'Reflections of the Second World War'. This will include guest speakers, a 1940's themed 3 course meal, and an evening of entertainment.

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.

Parade and Concert 25 May 2005

The Royal British Legion Mansfield Branch have been awarded a grant for transport costs that will allow them to attend two parades. In addition they will also attend a concert at the Theatre Royal for a Wartime concert.

Band Performance 25 May 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to transport the National Youth band of the Royal British Legion to Devon so that they can participate in the 60th anniversary celebrations.

Service and Lunch 25 May 2005

The Olney and District Royal British Legion branch will use an award to carry out a commemorative lunch in remembrance of the 60th anniversary of WW2.

Parade and Concert 25 May 2005

The Royal British Legion Tisbury Branch have been awarded a grant that will allow them to host a commemorative concert and put on a parade in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of WW2.