|To all travelling to the Flag Presentation…..
Given the current weather forecast for Saturday the Branch officers would urge members to use common sense when choosing their mode of transport. Obviously we want to see a large turnout but we would rather everyone stay safe, no-one will think any the worse of you if you turn up in a car!
BBC Weather prediction 15/03 @ 21:00
See below for RV and Timing details
In recognition of the continued selfless dedication by members from the Branch, who at extremely short notice and regardless of the weather turn out for the Repatriation of our fallen Service personnel, we are honoured to have been offered the Union Flag that flew in the Carterton Memorial Garden, into our safe keeping. The Flag having recently been replaced with a new one.
The Presentation will be made by Cllr Norman MacRae, Armed Forces Champion West Oxford District Council.
Parking will be adjacent to Broadshires Health Centre (Linky Thing) Please Note the Sports Pavillion is NOT available to us on the day.
There will be no inclement weather plan.. If it rains we will be getting wet.
For those travelling some distance and wishing to stay locally There are hotels around the area but very limited in Carterton. (Linky Thing)
Please do head to the forum linky thing above and let us know if you would like to join us for a Bacon Butty and a Coffee
Ladies & Gents. I have today secured a deal with a local hostelry who are prepared to open their doors from 10:30 am and allow you to warm and catch up with all and sundry whilst enjoying a Bacon or Sausage Bap and a cup of Coffee for the measly sum of 5 of our Great British Pounds.
The Hostelry in question is The Chequers, 17 Station Rd, Brize Norton, Carterton OX18 3PR (Linky Thing)
Stands up from the Chequers at 12:15 for the short ride to parking before assembly at the Memorial Garden. Approx 4 minute walk.
1030-1215: RV at The Chequers 17 Station Road, Brize Norton, OX18 3PR, which will be opening earlier than normal, for the sale of Bacon Butties Tea and Coffee (£5 per head).
1200hrs: Dignitaries and escorting RBLR Branch Officers to arrive at the Memorial Garden for the RBLR Ride Past.
1215hrs: Riders depart The Chequers as a Group and head to Car Park A past the Guests and Dignitaries at the Memorial Garden. Lead Rider Derek Bradshaw.
1230hrs: Riders and all other visitors to be at the Memorial Garden.
1245hrs: March on the Standards.
1255rs: Act of Remembrance and 2 minute silence conducted by Mr Derek Bradshaw, RBLR Branch Oxfordshire County Representative.
1300hrs: Service of Remembrance conducted by Branch Padre Paul Miles-Knight.
1320hrs: Presentation of the Union Flag by Mr Norman MacRae, Armed Forces Champion, West Oxfordshire District Council, Lynda Atkins, Oxfordshire County Chair and Mr Bill Oddy, West Oxfordshire District Council Senior Officer who, essentially, brought the Memorial Garden into being, to Mr Steve Blundell RBLR Branch, Repatriation Liaison or in his absence to Mr Ian McLauchlan RBLR Branch President.
1330hrs: Kohima Epitaph and closure conducted by Mr Neil Rogers, RBLR Branch Chairman.
1345hrs: End of event.
Following the event, The Royal British Legion Riders Branch warmly invites all members and guests to return to the Chequers for a light buffet and or the purchase of other meals drinks etc.
Downloadable programme (PDF)
Once again Notts RBLR will be putting up our stand as the invited Military Charity for this event – Great response from the public on our last visit in January. We have been advised though that this one is extremely busy so we will probably be placed outside the venue – Suits us as we can put more bikes on the stand and put on a full spread if you lovely people can come and support us and help man the stand as usual – Early start though guys (sorry Yvonne) as we have to be set up and no vehicle move by 08:30 ready for opening to the public at 09:00 – As mentioned it’s a very early start for some and I do genuinely apologise (hence its only twice a year) but going by the last event we were packed up and leaving by 14:00hrs and home for Sunday Dinner – I think this one may be a little later if the weather is good. If outside unless we can blag entry there is a possible door charge to enter the venue inside – unfortunately the organisers have a strict two free passes only for exhibitors/sellers
Suggested RV(s): For those living near me wishing to go en-mass to Newark: ASDA Fuel Station, Northern Bridge Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield. NG17 2AH at 06:30hrs
At Venue: McDonalds, Lincoln Rd, Newark, NG24 2DB at 07:20hrs for ‘early’ breakfast then arrive at showground as a group.
** Please let me know if you are attending, which RV and if it’s your intention to bring your bike so I know how many bikes we have – If outside not an issue but if inside bike space is very limited – Many thanks **
Arrive and depart as you like but the service will take place at 14:00 – 14:30 Fusiliers Memorial
Another date in for the diary for Notts RBLR supporting the efforts at the request of the local Legion branch attending – They have requested Rider aid and bikes to support their stand at this annual vintage vehicle rally – Great chance to come and have a nose at some classic cars and bikes!
RV will be at the Legion stand at 10:30 (subject to change once official detail received),
Gate entry staff will have been advised that RBLR members do not pay as you’re on the stand
Notts RBLR Ride Out Day – The National Motorcycle Museum
Open to any – come join us for a ride out and a visit to our historical passion
Meet at Willington Services A38/A50 DE65 6BY, say 09:30 for those that want breakfast. Stands up 10.30 am
Farnsfield RBL have invited Notts RBLR to bring along our stand and bikes to their annual Armed Forces Day celebrations. The event officially starts at 15:00hrs in the afternoon (these timings may alter) with period re-enactors, a beer tent, children’s activities and, later in the day, two live groups and a disco, finishing around 11pm – 11.30pm. I thought we could arrive and set up our stall until late afternoon/early evening but those wishing to stay for the live music in the evening have been invited to do so. Once again looking for support for a couple of hours whilst the stand is up and running
Newark has been appointed the lead town for Armed Forces Day celebrations for the county of Nottinghamshire. Notts RBLR have been invited to participate. Newark Council will be providing both a stall and hard standing for the bikes and wish us to take part in the parade. This will be a busy day for us so please attend if you are able to as help will be needed on the stand. This will also definitely raise the profile of the Sqn within our County so hopefully the recruiting numbers too. Details are still to follow so please watch this space for updates
There will be a parade involving serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans (including Riders – all members, not just veterans) and cadets. There will be musical entertainment and stalls.
Worksop Branch Royal British Legion will be celebrating our 3rd Annual Armed Forces by organising an Armed Forces Day Celebration Event at the Shireoaks Sports and Social Club on the29th June 2019.
The exciting attractions that will be available to enjoy on the day:-
Flag raising to take place at 11:00 hours to open the event by the Chairman of the Council and Local MP.
We have the following confirmed for the day:
Two Ex Royal Air Force Jet Cockpits – Courtesy of Wingless Wonders
WW1 Western Front Exhibit
WW2 Field Communications Exhibit
Bouncy Slides and Kids Games
RAF BBMF Flypast of Dakota ZA947
The Red Barrows Display Team – 303 Sqn Air Cadets
Worksop Sea Cadets
Worksop Army Cadets
British Legion Riders Branch – Ride Past Requested
Military Style Obstacle Course
Double Decker Softplay Bus
Vintage Fire Engine Display
Anti Aircraf and Weaponry Display
Live Music from:
Miners Welfare Band
Harworth Corps of Drums
Automatic Fish Cake Local Band
Community Stands from:
303 Sqn Air Cadets
Worksop Army Cadets
Worksop Sea Cadets
Worksop Lions Club
Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Association
Royal British Legion Worksop Branch
East Midlands Riders Branch
Authentic American BBQ from Worksop Branch Royal
Tea’s and Coffee’s by Royal British Legion Worksop Branch
On Site Bar by Shireoaks Sports and Social Club
Other Vendors will be available
The Royal British Legion Riders Branch are proud to announce AMRR (UK) will take place on Saturday 6th July 2019. All bikers from across the United Kingdom are invited to attend the eleventh Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride – Along with rides taking place in the United States, Canada, South Africa, France, New Zealand and Italy creating one ride worldwide, its riders united in remembrance of our fallen heroes from the allied forces, past and present, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. There will be an escorted ride between Cambridge Services on the A14 and Madingley American Cemetery on the A1303 where a Service of Remembrance will take place.
Wednesday 17th July 2019 at approximately 05.00 I will be leaving Lands End and aim to be in 1John O’Groats by 22.00.
The following day on Thursday 18th July, 2019 I will be returning to Lands End aiming to return by 22.00.
This is a personal mission, but please feel free to come join me for part of my journey.
Further details at https://www.facebook.com/End-to-End-and-Back-Again-Trike-Challenge-300954970612270/
It is with great pleasure that I can announce the 2019 National Rally will be held in Wales.
The facilities at the club are excellent. The main building is split into an upstairs concert room and a downstairs bar with conservatory. The club has a kitchen and will be cooking breakfast, lunch and evening meal. There is also a local Indian restaurant close by that will give a discount to the Riders.
There will be 24hr access to showers and toilets, also a tea/coffee room that will also have 24hr access.
There is sufficient secure hard standing for parking of the motorcycles (camping is on the practice pitch and therefore motorcycles will not be allowed by the tents.We also have an area for those who use a campervan/motorhome. Ticket Price £20 in advance, £25 on the gate as normal, there will be musical entertainment on the Friday and Saturday Night, A Ride-out for Saturday (we have a number of routes, which one will be decided by the weather, as you all know the sun always shines in Wales)
Phil T will be organising rideouts on some great riding roads and for the race fans amongst you the (in)famous Aberdare Park Race meeting is the same weekend, about 20min ride north from the rally site. http://www.aberdare-park-road-races.co.uk. The local racers call it AberSCARE.
Fancy Dress Theme – As the Rally is being held at a rugby club, it has been decided to have a ‘SPORTS’ theme. Use your imagination, there’s more to sport than Moto GP and football.
12.00 – Rally officially starts.
Food will also be available from this time
20.30 – Music from Rattlesnake
11.59 – End o the evening.
07.00 – Breakfast is served
10.00 – Rideout Brief
10.30 – Rideout Starts (Ride out info on separate thread)
14.00 – Music in the downstairs bar with Jeris Spencer
14.30ish – Ride out returns
20.30 – Music from Night Machine
11.59 – End of Evening
07.00 – Breakfast is served
13.00 – Site must be vacated, End of rally.
Snacks will be available at the bar outside of cooking times
Throughout the weekend musical entertainment will be supplied by RED DRAGON P.A. HIRE (our Iddy)
On Site Menu
Breakfast 07.00 to 11.00
Lunch/Tea 12.00 to 21.00
Snacks over the bar 21.00 till close
Please note, the Email Address for any questions is: email@example.com
Ticket Purchasing Note
Tickets are £20, Cheques to be made payable to “RBLR National Rally”
Please write your RBL membership number on the back of the cheque and include a Stamped Addressed Envelope for the return of your tickets.
The cut off Date for Postal Tickets is 6 July 2019.
Please see the Forum Post
Tickets are still available Via PayPal £20
Please use the ‘Friends and Family’ option and include your RBL Membership Number in the comments section.
Tickets will be available on the gate for £25….. if we can afford a gate.
Please can members purchasing tickets include their RBL Membership Number in the Message to Seller Field.
Your Ticket Will Be Emailed to you from: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require any other info, just ask.
Richy (Welsh Rep)
Bilsthorpe Branch nearly folded a couple of years ago and Keeley (their Branch Chair) has been working tirelessly to revive the branch and the Legion presence within this small once mining community – She has reached out to the Notts Sqn of the RBLR to ask us to put up our stand and ride some bikes through the village at their first Community Fete to raise Legion awareness and help promote recruitment (for both the local branch & RBLR) – Notts Sqn have said we’d be delighted to help! –
RV: 09:30hrs Limes Cafe, Old Rufford Road, Newark NG22 8TH
All funds raised by us will be processed through the RBLR regional total. – In the diary troops – please come and join us to help if you can