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
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
The next meeting will be at Ashworth Barracks, Doncaster on Sunday the 15th December.
Arrive at 1000 for 1030 breakfast /lunch and meeting about 1100 after food.
Ashworth Barracks is a military museum at Cedar Rd, Doncaster DN4 9EY.
For those who want food, please place your order on the forum topic or the Facebook thread.
The menu is on their website at:
The next meeting will be at The Malthouse, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 5HJ on the 15 th March at 10.30 for a 11.00 start food will be available, enter the car park via Rochester Drive and Bennett Ave