The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing welfare, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.
Currently, nearly 10.5 million people are eligible for our support and we receive thousands of calls for help every year.
The Legion was founded in 1921 as a voice for the ex-Service community and over 450,000 members continue to ensure that this voice does not go unheard.
Although the needs of ex-Service people have changed over the years, we are still there to safeguard their welfare, interests and memory. British service people are in action around the world every day of the year. They know that if they need our support - now or in the future - the Legion is always on active duty for them.
The Kohima Epitaph
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
for your tomorrow's, we gave our today.
They shall grow not old as we who are left grow old.
age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,
at the going down of the sun, and in the morning
we will remember them.
Located in the historic town of Faversham, our branch is always pleased to accept new Full and Associate Members. Both play an equally important part in our branch and are all extended the same warm welcome.
Our social calendar is full and varied, thanks to a very active social events team.
Secretary Mrs Linda Scamp Teynham 01795 520 891
Meetings are held in the United Reformed Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham, on the second Tuesday of each month at 8pm. After business has been concluded, there is a social game of bingo. There is no meeting in January.
Meeting Dates 2014:
October 14th - Branch 7.00pm
October 14th - A.G.M 7.30pm
Our Welfare Team strives to live up to the Royal Legion's motto: "Service not self". It has a wide range of contacts, skills and exprience, and supports those in need in a variety of ways. These include arranging transport, obtaining special equipment, providing advice or sometimes just being there to share problems and talk over difficulties.
We are proud to acknowledge the generous support that our branch receives from the general public and traders in Faversham and its surrounding areas. This comes to us in the form of donations, street collections, donations of items for stalls and raffles and support for our events in the town. Without this generousity our work would not be possible.
If you would like to join a good cause and a happy active branch, please contact our secretary, Mrs Linda Scamp on 01795 520 891 or Social Mrs A Huntley 01795 534 969.
Faversham Branch Officers
Cllr Tom Gates
Mr John Quested
Mr B Goodger
Mrs Linda Scamp
Mr K. Mansell
Mr T. Van Soest, Mrs A. Huntley
Mrs A. Huntley
Branch Cadet Liaison Officer
Mr Ken Mansell
27 Love Lane, Faversham, ME13 8YJ
Tel 01795 590235
Branch Standard Bearer
Mr T. Van Soest
If you would like more information about us, please call our secretary, Mrs Linda Scamp 01795 520 891 or Mrs A Huntley 01795 534 969.