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Wincanton Remembers 2021

Sat 13 Nov 2021
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Remembers 2021

On Sunday 14th November, a parade, starting from the Memorial Hall and led by the Wincanton Silver Band, will walk down the High Street to the Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, followed by a one-hour Service of Remembrance.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for November 2021

Sat 13 Nov 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for November 2021

Congratulations to Tony Goddard on the presentation of his RBL Gold Badge, details of the Remembrance parade and service on Sunday 14th November, Poppy Appeal 2021, pre-Christmas trip, and pre-Christmas lunch.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2021

Tue 21 Sep 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2021

Branch President Tony Goddard has given notification of his retirement and has been awarded the RBL Gold Badge in recognition of his work over many years, a very kind donation to the Wincanton Branch, details of this year's AGM, and a letter from the Queen!

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2021

Tue 25 May 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for May & June 2021

Wincanton branch commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, Wincanton during the Second World War, Old Faithful, Dunkirk Memorial House and the Passchendaele tree.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for February & March 2020

Tue 3 Mar 2020
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for February & March 2020

Early notification of the 75th Anniversary VE Day celebration in Wincanton, details of a planned CAT Bus trip to Cardiff in April, an update about the new-style coffee mornings at The Dolphin, and an account of Remembrance Day in the Gambia.

Wincanton's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Wed 13 Nov 2019
By Steve Lee
Wincanton's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Once again Wincanton came out in numbers to participate in and support the town’s Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade on Sunday 10th November 2019. Here is a report and some photos of the event.

Remembrance 2019 parade and service timings

Thu 7 Nov 2019
By Steve Lee
Remembrance 2019 parade and service timings

Here are the timings for Wincanton's Remembrance Sunday 2019 parade and church service. From last year, for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending WWI, we reverted to the traditional time; in the morning.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2019

Mon 21 Oct 2019
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2019

Wincanton Poppy Appeal 2019 launch, the plans for the Remembrance 2019 parade and service, a pre-Christmas branch function, and Tony Goddard recalls the last 15 years with the Branch.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Mon 9 Sep 2019
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Can you spare an hour or two to help the local Poppy Appeal? Read about the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, the Old Faithful 75th anniversary remembrance service and the recent 2019 branch AGM.

Wincanton marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

Thu 27 Jun 2019
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

A large number of townspeople turned out in Wincanton on 23rd June to mark the 75th anniversary of the crash of the American Flying Fortress bomber, Old Faithful, nearby. The sacrifices made that day have been remembered every year since a memorial was erected in 1954.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2019

Mon 24 Jun 2019
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2019

Further details of the Old Faithful 75th anniversary ceremony, Legion Magazine competition winners, D-Day Commemorated, a hero is remembered, and an account of the Branch's attendance of the Families Day at RNAS Yeovilton at the end of May.

Old Faithful 75th anniversary service of commemoration

Fri 7 Jun 2019
By Tony Goddard
Old Faithful 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary service of commemoration

Wincanton Royal British Legion will be honouring the sacrifice made by the crew of “Old Faithful” with a Service of Commemoration on Sunday 23rd June at 3pm (assembly 2:45pm) at the War Memorial in the grounds of the Memorial Hall.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2019

Mon 6 May 2019
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2019

An update on the planning of the Old Faithful 75th anniversary ceremony, details of 2019's AGM, Armed Forces Day 2019, D-Day Commemorations 2019, monthly coach trips and the branch donation to Dunkirk Memorial House.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2018

Mon 24 Sep 2018
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2018

Plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Old Faithful' crash, an update to this year's Remembrance Sunday service, Wincanton boy sailor of the Royal Navy, Pedal to Paris 2018 and the Poppy of Honour launch.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June & July 2018

Mon 11 Jun 2018
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June & July 2018

This issue includes a tribute to Dora Hibberd, details of the Festival of Remembrance 2018, this year's Old Faithful memorial and Armed Forces Day 2018, and some local military connections.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2018

Tue 29 May 2018
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2018

The Royal British Legion Wincanton Branch monthly magazine. This issue includes The Great Pilgrimage, Passchenaele Tree, coffee morning dates and Reg Kiddle RM remembered.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2018

Fri 9 Mar 2018
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for March & April 2018

The Royal British Legion Wincanton Branch monthly magazine. This issue includes “Every One Remembered”, promised information about roads names in Wincanton, The Great Pilgrimage 90 and Remembrance 2018.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for January & February 2018

Tue 13 Feb 2018
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for January & February 2018

The Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Wincanton's Remembrance 2017 parade, more about roads named after war heroes of Wincanton and a new permanent memorial in Wincanton.

Wincanton's plans for Remembrance Day 2017

Sat 11 Nov 2017
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton's plans for Remembrance Day 2017

There will be two ceremonies taking place during Remembrance Sunday in Wincanton this year. The Regimental Remembrance Service for 1 Regiment Army Air Corp, and the traditional Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2017

Sun 15 Oct 2017
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2017

The Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion. This issue includes Remembrance 2017, 63rd (RN) Division, Wincanton road names and Poppy Appeal 2017.

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