Long service awards for Royal British Legion members

PUBLISHED: 11:27 29 June 2010

Award to Wethersfield and Shalford Royal British Legion (W&SRBL) members.; Shalford.; June 22, 2010.; Photograph by Michael Boyton.; Pic shows: Recipients and their wives with their awards, with Lawrence.; Names (L-R): David Brown (president, W&SRBL); Lawrence Rawlinson (vice-chairman, W&SRBL); Peter Monk (vice-president, W&SRBL); Joyce Brown (David's wife); Ida Monk (Peter's wife).

Award to Wethersfield and Shalford Royal British Legion (W&SRBL) members.; Shalford.; June 22, 2010.; Photograph by Michael Boyton.; Pic shows: Recipients and their wives with their awards, with Lawrence.; Names (L-R): David Brown (president, W&SRBL); Lawrence Rawlinson (vice-chairman, W&SRBL); Peter Monk (vice-president, W&SRBL); Joyce Brown (David's wife); Ida Monk (Peter's wife).

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TWO members of the Wethersfield and Shalford Royal British Legion (RBL) have been recognised for their long service to the branch.

David Brown and Peter Monk have both been members of the branch for over 60 years and have mucked in to cover most positions, including chairman, treasurer and secretary.

They received a framed certificate at the branch’s annual dinner held at The George Inn in Shalford last week.

Wethersfield and Shalford RBL was formed in 1931 and currently has 32 members. It runs two major fundraising pushes during the year in aid of branch funds – a spring jumble sale in Shalford and an August coffee morning in Wethersfield – as well as an annual dinner for members.

The branch is on the look out for new members – all-comers, not just ex-servicemen – and is particularly keen to recruit new volunteers for this year’s Poppy Appeal, which runs in the locality from late October to early November.

To get involved or for more information contact Poppy Appeal organiser Alan Oates on 01371 850621.

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