Calendar

Jan
1
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jan 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Oxon – Turning Of the Pages
Jan 4 @ 10:15 – 11:30

The Turning of Pages ceremony will take place on the following Saturdays at 11am. Any one is welcome to attend (please be at Christ Church by 10.30).

(Linky Thing)

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Jan 11 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Jan
12
Sun
2020
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Jan 12 @ 10:00 – 15:30

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Jan 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Feb
1
Sat
2020
Oxfordshire County Conference
Feb 1 @ 10:00 – 15:00

 

Notice Of County Conference

When: Saturday 1st February

Time: 10.00 – 14:00

Where: Benson Parish Hall

Parking: Public Car park (free) adjacent to the Hall

Please advise if disabled parking is needed

Sandwich Lunch after the Conference

Attending Standards from 9.30 please

It is believed that the choice of venue allows for good parking, height for a parade of Standards, and the time also permits the Rugby enthusiasts to view the matches after the Conference.

We would love to see as many branch members as wish to come – the Conference is open to all members.

As ever the County Committee are seeking members willing to serve on the Committee. Please enquire of your members if they might consider serving on this committee – further details from Kevin Tobin, County MSO

Duties are not onerous and are acting as the management committee for the County – 6 evening meetings per year lasting 2 hours.

 

The Royal British Legion
Oxfordshire County Annual County Conference

Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Wallingford, OX10 6LZ

Saturday 1st February 2020 10am for 10.30am

AGENDA

  1. Processional: The County Standard and Branch Standards will be paraded into the Hall and the County Standard brought before the President.
  2. Exhortation. (President)
    Last Post. 2 Minutes Silence. Reveille.
    Kohima Epitaph (President)
  3. Blessing.
  4. National Anthem.
  5. Welcome: The County Chairman will welcome the invited guests and delegates to the 95th Annual Conference.
  6. HM Deputy Lord Lieutenant Oxfordshire. Lynda Atkins.
  7. Reply and Presidential Address (President)
  8. Apologies for Absence. MSO Kevin Tobin
  9. Appointment of Scrutineers. (If motions submitted to conference.)
  10. Adoption of Standing Orders – National.
  11. Minutes of the RBL County Conference held on 2nd February 2019.
  12. Matters arising from the minutes.
  13. County Plan.
  14. County Chairman’s Report 2020.
  15. Elections for County Chair.
  16. Elections for County Committee.
  17. Election of Delegate to National Conference.
  18. Presentation of Accounts for 2018/2019 Mr Andrew Bowes County Treasurer.
  19. Guest Speaker: Ms Denise Edgar Trustee RBL.
  20. Speaker: Ms Pat Chadwick RBL Area Manager SE Midlands.
  21. County FCR Report.
  22. Any Other Business.
  23. Presentation of Awards and Trophies.
  24. Date and Venue of 96th Conference 2021.
  25. Vote of Thanks.
  26. County Standard Bearer. “Charging” of the County Standard.
  27. Close Conference.
Feb
2
Sun
2020
Essex Monthly meeting
Feb 2 @ 11:00

Meet for Breakfast before meeting from 10.00  meeting starts @  11.00 all welcome

M62 Coach Bombing Memorial Ride and Service
Feb 2 @ 11:00 – 12:00

46th Anniversary of the murder of 9 young Soldiers a Wife and her 2 children by cowards who planted a bomb in with luggage on a coach taking Soldiers and their families back to Catterick after weekend leave
May they never be forgotten
RIP

For those on the Wirral, parts of Cheshire and North Wales we meet at 7.45 Chester Services M56 then ride on to Birch Services M62 to leave there at 8.45 to arrive at Hartshead Moor services for around 09.15 in plenty of time to register bike with the services and join in the parade (if you want to) or to just listen and join in with the service of remembrance.

Others to make there own way to the service, to be there before 11.00

Feb
5
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Feb 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Feb 8 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Feb
9
Sun
2020
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Feb 9 @ 08:30 – 14:00

Monthly Brunch / Ride

The Weather forecast has forced me to cancel the ride up to Herts 🙁

Therefore we will stay local.

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering. If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Feb
15
Sat
2020
February Brunch Wistow
Feb 15 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Brunch followed by ride out if weather permits.  Pub quiz as a wet weather programme.  All welcome.  Bookings to Caz on FB, Forum or through Cambs Rep email by 7th Feb please.

Feb
16
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Feb 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Branch Committee Meeting
Feb 18 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Feb
27
Thu
2020
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Feb 27 @ 19:45 – 21:00

 

Note

As you are no doubt all aware, there is currently no County Representative for Oxon between you and the Committee.

I have moved on within the branch to take on the role of South Central Regional Representative and am unable to commit the time to both roles.

Therefore it is time a link was sought between you, the members, and the Branch committee. With access to the County E-mail, Branch Calendar and County membership lists to assist in the role.

The role is mostly about communication between:-

    • the members and the committee.
    • Third parties and the members.
    • Oxon County RBL and the members / Committee.

Primary requirements are

    • An ability to get on with people.
    • An ability to solve issues / know who to request assistance from
    • Technically able to utilise a computer with reasonable proficiency.

The County Rep is not expected to organise everything for the members he / she is there to facilitate the running of events by ensuring the paperwork is completed by the organiser and passed to the relevant authorities.

More information about the responsibilities of the County rep can be located in the Branch Byelaws (We have some? you may ask)

viewtopic.php?f=274&t=52656

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Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. Selection / Election of County Rep.
  4. NON Agenda Items
  5. Recent Events
  6. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Essex Monthly Meeting
Mar 1 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Meet for breakfast at 10.00 then meeting starts at 11.00

Mar
4
Wed
2020
Ulceby Bomber Memorial
Mar 4 @ 10:30 – 13:30

This is a weekday as it is 75 years to the date when the Lancaster bomber (serial number: PB476) that crashed here on 4 March 1945, after it was hit by a German fighter.

Commemoration Ceremonies in Respect of the Crew of the Lancaster Bomber, Near Ulceby Cross.

Muster 10:30 at Memorial
(Junction of Partney Road & Harrington Road)
(South of Ulceby Cross)

Short Service at 11:00.
Concluded by Service at their Graves in Alford Cemetery.

There will then be refreshments in Alford

l be riding up from Boston, departing 09:30 from outside the New England Hotel, 49 Wide Bargate, Boston PE21 6SH.

Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Mar 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Mar
8
Sun
2020
Riders breakfast
Mar 8 @ 09:00 – 11:30
Mar
12
Thu
2020
Oxon – At The Going Down of The Sun
Mar 12 @ 18:00 – 19:00

A talk on Liz Wade’s book ‘At the Going Down of the Sun’ and the three local men remembered on the Oxford War Memorial which inspired her.

About this Event

Percy Campbell. Albert Phipps. Lionel Edens.

Three men living in a corner of North Oxford: divided by class, united by war.

Belgium has collapsed. War is arriving on their doorsteps. The order of previous decades is coming down

During this talk Liz will discuss her research into the local men featured on Oxford’s WW1 memorial and how this led her to write her latest book – At the Going Down of the Sun. Discover the lives of three North Oxford men during the turbulent wartime period.

 

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Mar 14 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Mar
15
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Mar 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Yorkshire Region Meeting
Mar 15 @ 10:30 – 13:30

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

https://forum.rblr.org.uk/main/viewtopic.php?f=171&t=53918

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Cumbria Ride In – Keswick
Mar 21 all-day
Mar
22
Sun
2020
CANCELLED – South Central Regional meet-up – CANCELLED
Mar 22 @ 13:00 – 15:30

CANCELLED

You will all be aware of the news reports on how the ‘virus’ is being handled across the country and the way that advice given only yesterday has altered significantly in that period not only from the Chief Medical Officer but also the Government.

Therefore for the health and safety of all,  I have taken the decision to postpone this event to later in the year when we, as a country, return to some form of normality.

CANCELLED

Ladies and Gents of South Central…

I would like to get together as many of you as possible in one place to introduce myself and to meet as many of you as possible. Also ‘cos it says I should in the branch bylaws :lol: .

Therefore I would like to propose the above date, 22nd March, Tidworth RBL for 13:00.. Somewhere central ‘ish to the region.

A good opportunity for you to let me and the committee know where you think the branch should be heading.

I may even provide some sarnies.

Also a chance to ask questions of others.

If you feel like this is something you would like to attend please say Yay or Nay by clicking this link

Mar
26
Thu
2020
CANCELLED – Oxon – Meet and Greet – CANCELLED
Mar 26 @ 19:45 – 21:00

 

CANCELLED – CANCELLED – CANCELLED – CANCELLED 

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Recent Events
  5. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

Mar
28
Sat
2020
Cambridgeshire March Brunch – Chatteris
Mar 28 @ 09:45 – 13:00

Brunch and ride out.  Arrive from 09.45 to eat at 10.30.  Parking for bikes available opposite the pub near the war memorial.

CANCELLED – Reps Seminar
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 18:00

12 March 2020 21:00

This Event has been CANCELLED

 


As announced at the AGM the Seminar will take place on Saturday the 28th / 29th March, all County Reps are asked to attend, accommodation will be booked for the Saturday night for all Delegates.

Booking information on the Forum

CANCELLED – Branch Committee Meeting
Mar 28 @ 15:00 – 18:00

12 March 2020  21:00

This event has been CANCELLED

Mar
29
Sun
2020
CANCELLED – Reps Seminar
Mar 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00

12 March 2020 21:00

This Event has been CANCELLED

 


As announced at the AGM the Seminar will take place on Saturday the 28th / 29th March, all County Reps are asked to attend, accommodation will be booked for the Saturday night for all Delegates.

Booking information on the Forum

Hertfordshire Meet and Greet
Mar 29 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Apr
1
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Apr 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Apr
4
Sat
2020
April Monthly Meeting
Apr 4 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Meet for Breakfast at 10 Meeting Starts at 11

Apr
5
Sun
2020
Hampshire, HMS Siddon memorial run to Portland in Dorset
Apr 5 @ 09:00 – 17:00

Hampshire’s Bob Bartlett is organising a ride out to the HMS Siddon memorial on Portland in Dorset,  to remember the submariners killed in an accident onboard.

Malvern Festival of Transport
Apr 5 @ 09:00 – 15:00

The Festival of Transport is our first full classic vehicle show of the year and incorporates three separate events – the Malvern Classic Car Show, the Malvern Classic Motorcycle Show and the Malvern Mini & Spares Day. The event features over 400 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display, club stands and a full vehicle concours overseen by leading MC Les Clayton and lots more! Alongside the eclectic display of vehicles expect to see over 100 trade and autojumble stalls.

Wiltshire – Salisbury Easter Egg Run – CANCELLED
Apr 5 @ 09:00 – 12:00

CANCELLED – CANCELLED – CANCELLED – CANCELLED

Morning Matey Peeps.
We have confirmed with the children’s ward at Salisbury Hospital that the Easter egg run to Salisbury Hospital on Sunday the 5th of April 2020.

Timings are

Solstice services 0915 for 0945 stands up
Salisbury market square 1015 for 1045 stands up to the hospital for 1100

Usual £5.00 ish worth of eggs

All welcome
Take care

Apr
11
Sat
2020
Cambs/Norfolk – Hot Cross Bunny Run
Apr 11 @ 08:30 – 14:30

Leaving Somers Road Car Park Wisbech at 08.30am to ride to Reepham Market Place to meet with Norfolk RBLR.

We will leave Reepham Market Place at 10.00am to ride to Halsey House, expected arrival at 10.30am

Please bring hot cross buns/biscuits to share over a cup of tea and a chat with the RBL Care Home residents.  We will leave Halsey House at 12.30

Onward to Roosters Barn, Reepham, M/C garage, café where there will be a BBQ and Autojumble and maybe some music.  Make our way home from there.

Feel free to dress according to the season!

Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Apr 11 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Apr
13
Mon
2020
Coleford Festival of Transport
Apr 13 all-day
Event description
Cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, steam engines and autojumble in the town centre at Coleford in the Forest of Dean.
Southend Shakedown 2020
Apr 13 all-day

The Shakedown returns to our seafront for a fantastic FREE family fun day and a must for any motorcycle enthusiasts

We have been given the RBLR stand and a kit drop stand for FOC and RBLR members are Marshalling

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Wiltshire – Ride to Bletchley Park – CANCELLED
Apr 18 @ 09:00 – 17:00

Cancelled – Cancelled – Cancelled – Cancelled – Cancelled

RV points and exact timings to follow

Apr
19
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Apr 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Apr
23
Thu
2020
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Apr 23 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Recent Events
  5. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Anzac Day
Apr 26 all-day

We will be attending the Anzac Day Parade in Leighterton.  We form up in the Primary School about 14.00 to march down for the Service at 15.00.  We will RV at Hardwicke RBL at 11.00 for a gentle ride up to Leighterton where you can purchase light refreshments if you wish.

Riders breakfast
Apr 26 @ 09:00 – 10:00
May
2
Sat
2020
Ride Out to Aviation Heritage Centre
May 2 all-day

RV, Springfields shopping centre, Spalding to depart there at 08.30

We will ride to the Aviation Heritage Centre which is the start location for the Wolds Motorcycle Run.  We will arrive in time for those who wish to register and join the ride which will leave at 10.30.

The WWII aircraft museum will be open during the day with Lancaster taxi runs during the afternoon

May
3
Sun
2020
Essex and Herts Air Ambulance run and Fun day
May 3 all-day

Bike Run and North Weald Family fun day

If you want to do the run register at    ehaat.org/mc

We have a stand at the fun day with all our Poppy bits. I have the regional kit there too.

Set up time from 07.30  No vehicle movement will be allowed on site during the event between the times of 10.00am – 16.00pm  So if your bike is on the stand no moving till 16.00 pm

Tickets are for the Ride Fun day is free.

 

May
6
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
May 6 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

May
8
Fri
2020
Lechlade Duck Race
May 8 all-day

The annual charity Lechlade Duck Race, organised by volunteers from RAF Brize Norton, is a great family day out for all ages. With live music, stall and traders, fun fair rides, farm animals, food, drinks, sweets and ice creams, entertainers … and DUCKS! 6000 of them in fact, heading their way down the River Thames, with the winner collecting a £300 prize for their ‘owner’, plus lots of other prizes on the day.

Are you a local business? Join our Friends of Lechlade Duck Race through one of our sponsorship packages or by entering a Giant Duck in the Corporate Duck Race with a chance to win the coveted Quack Trophy or even The Bloor Homes Best Dressed Award! See some of our previous contenders.

Join us on May Day Bank Holiday for lots of fun!!

Spalding VE Day Celebration
May 8 @ 11:00 – 13:00

EVENT CANCELLED

May
9
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
May 9 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Branch Memorial Run
May 9 @ 11:00 – 15:00

The Memorial Ride is a major Branch event and all members are asked to attend in order to pay our respects to our fellow Riders who have sadly passed away over the previous 12 month period.

Memorial service at the Inniskilling Fusiliers Memorial
11:00 – 14:00 Arrival at the NMA
14:00 – 14:30 Memorial service at the Inniskilling Fusiliers Memorial
14:30 – 17:00 Departure at leisure

May
10
Sun
2020
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
May 10 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Veteran’s Day Parade, N’Ards 10 May 2020
May 10 @ 15:00 – 17:00

Veterans Day Parade
Newtownards
Sunday 10th May 2020 1500hrs
Parade or Guard of Honour to be determined.
Parade steps off from the RBL Church Square on to Conway Square

May
15
Fri
2020
MCN Festival of Motorcycling – Peterborough
May 15 – May 17 all-day

We will have a club stand with camping.  Free weekend camp pass for every bike displayed.  Anybody that wants to attend please contact me so that I can ensure we have enough passes and space.  Social weekend and raising awareness of the RBLR within a motorcycle community.

May
16
Sat
2020
Cancelled – Membership National Conference – Cancelled
May 16 @ 09:00 – 18:00
COVID-19 – update on the Annual Conference – sent on behalf of the National Chairman

Dear Member,

Further to my recent email about the Legion’s response and planning around the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide you an update on our Annual Conference.

I am sorry to say that we have had to make the decision to cancel this year’s Annual Conference in its current form. We will be exploring other options and next steps and will keep you informed of our plans around this. We have been considering this as the Covid-19 situation has been unfolding, balancing the desire to mitigate any cost of cancellation with a timely decision.

The Government has been very clear in their advice on self-isolating and social distancing, and as per my recent email to you, we are strongly encouraging all our members to follow the advice given.

I know many of you will be disappointed by this, as am I, but we really feel it is in the best interests of our members, volunteers and employees’ health and wellbeing.

With regards to the VE Day commemorations, we will let you know when we have more information from the Government and what they are planning to do given the pandemic.

We will continue our discussions and planning for how we can support our local communities through our operations and members.  We will of course continue to keep you updated as we work through this challenging time.

Please do your best to share this information with all of your members, to help keep everyone up to date.

Best wishes,

Una Cleminson

Chairman, Board of Trustees

 

May
17
Sun
2020
Cancelled – Membership National Conference – Cancelled
May 17 @ 09:00 – 18:00
COVID-19 – update on the Annual Conference – sent on behalf of the National Chairman

Dear Member,

Further to my recent email about the Legion’s response and planning around the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to provide you an update on our Annual Conference.

I am sorry to say that we have had to make the decision to cancel this year’s Annual Conference in its current form. We will be exploring other options and next steps and will keep you informed of our plans around this. We have been considering this as the Covid-19 situation has been unfolding, balancing the desire to mitigate any cost of cancellation with a timely decision.

The Government has been very clear in their advice on self-isolating and social distancing, and as per my recent email to you, we are strongly encouraging all our members to follow the advice given.

I know many of you will be disappointed by this, as am I, but we really feel it is in the best interests of our members, volunteers and employees’ health and wellbeing.

With regards to the VE Day commemorations, we will let you know when we have more information from the Government and what they are planning to do given the pandemic.

We will continue our discussions and planning for how we can support our local communities through our operations and members.  We will of course continue to keep you updated as we work through this challenging time.

Please do your best to share this information with all of your members, to help keep everyone up to date.

Best wishes,

Una Cleminson

Chairman, Board of Trustees

 

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
May 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

May
24
Sun
2020
RBLR – Ace Cafe day
May 24 @ 09:30 – 15:30

As usual the Ace Cafe is allowing the London Region to host its annual Branch/Poppy Appeal day.

This year we have had a complete change of music style, and gone with a band from Northamptonshire that said they would like to play for us:

So why not come along for a day in the “smoke”

May
28
Thu
2020
Oxon – Meet and Greet
May 28 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Recent Events
  5. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

May
30
Sat
2020
Oxon – “The Road to Peace is Paved with Headstones”
May 30 @ 18:30 – 21:00

“The Road to Peace is Paved with Headstones”
THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION

ITS HISTORY AND LEGACY

As we commemorate the many anniversaries of The Great War and The Second World War there has been much focus on remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This talk highlights the role played by those far sighted men and women who established an organisation, now known as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, so that remembrance of their sacrifice will endure in perpetuity. We will look at the architectural and physical characteristics of the cemeteries and memorials as well as the underlying principles that govern their design.

In addition, we will have a brief introduction to the Commission’s presence in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area.

Dick in the last 5 years has become a ‘Champion’ and Volunteer with The Commission and delivers talks to local community groups; history associations and schools and escorts tours to the local CWGC cemetery at Botley in Oxford. Dick is delighted to spread the story of this extraordinary organisation


Deddington Branch will be hosting an Open Evening on Saturday 30 May in their Parish Church at which Mr Dick Richards of the the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will present the history of the Commission and their work maintaining some 1.4 million CWGC graves in 23,000 locations worldwide.

On the North wall, as an appropriate backdrop to his talk, will be our nine WWI battlefield grave markers – believed to be the largest group of such crosses in the UK.
Oxfordshire & Northamptonshire RBL members, families and friends are very welcome to attend.There will be no entrance fee. A cash bar for beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee and light snacks will be available from 6.30pm. The presentation will start at 7.30pm and last approximately an hour (inc questions) Anyone travelling a distance looking for a meal might like to know there are several restaurants & pubs in the village.  See:  https://www.deddington.org.uk/directory/pubs-restaurants-takeaways/

 

Jun
3
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jun 3 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jun
6
Sat
2020
Cumbria Ride – Devils Bridge / Wensleyday
Jun 6 @ 12:00 – 17:00
Jun
13
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Jun 13 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Jun
14
Sun
2020
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Jun 14 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Jun
21
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Jun 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Jun
25
Thu
2020
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Jun 25 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Recent Events
  5. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

Jun
27
Sat
2020
British Truck Race Meeting – Postponed
Jun 27 @ 08:00 – 17:00

Postponed – Postponed – Postponed – Postponed – Postponed

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  6 bikes required.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Windsor VE/VJ 75
Jun 27 @ 09:00 – 18:00

Windsor VE/VJ 75 is a one off event through the streets of Windsor organised through the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with the help of the Military Vehicle Trust and the support of the RBLR (Hampshire & Berkshire).

The main event will be a parade through the streets of Windsor with Riders leading and following the parade with around 50 vintage vehicles and a marching contingent made up of youth organisations and military personnel with bands. There will also be a stall set up with a static bike display.

We are looking for around 30 riders, although we will happily accept more.

Jun
28
Sun
2020
British Truck Race Meeting – Postponed
Jun 28 @ 08:00 – 17:00

Postponed – Postponed – Postponed – Postponed – Postponed

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  6 bikes required.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Jul
1
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Jul 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Jul
10
Fri
2020
Cornwall Rally 10th to 12th July 2020
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day

RBLR Rally Cornwall 10th to 12th July 2020

Wendron Cricket Club, Underlane, Helston, TR13 0EJ

£20.00 per person for the weekend

Drumhead Friday night, and entertainment after

Saturday Ride out, Fancy Dress and entertainment

For further information contact Rose Jordan via RBLR Forum

Jul
11
Sat
2020
Lister Tyndale Vintage Rally
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day

This will be our first time attending this show, which we believe is a friendly show with something for everyone with stunning views.

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day

Families and their four-legged friends will be flocking to Cirencester Park this summer to enjoy shopping, country pursuits, tasty treats, and much more at the Cotswold Show and Food Festival 2020

Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Jul 11 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Jul
12
Sun
2020
Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Jul 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Jul
19
Sun
2020
Youth Organisation Day – Ely
Jul 19 all-day

Support for Ely Youth Organisations and strengthen our links with Cambs ACF, Air Cadets and Royal Anglian Regiment.

VJ day celebrations will also be taking place.

Set up from 08.30, clear away approximately 5pm

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Jul 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Jul
30
Thu
2020
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Jul 30 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Recent Events
  5. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

Jul
31
Fri
2020
Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day

31st July – 2nd August 2020 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage the Annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the country whilst actively raising thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities.

Aug
5
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Aug 5 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Aug
8
Sat
2020
CANCELLED – British Super Bikes
Aug 8 @ 08:00 – 17:00

*****  CANCELLED *****  CANCELLED *****  CANCELLED

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  4 bikes required.

We will also be manning the Helmet store in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Aug 8 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Aug
9
Sun
2020
CANCELLED – British Super Bikes
Aug 9 @ 08:00 – 17:00

*****  CANCELLED *****  CANCELLED *****  CANCELLED

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  4 bikes required.

We will also be manning the Helmet store in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Aug
13
Thu
2020
Cambs876 Trip to Portsmouth and Verdun
Aug 13 – Aug 17 all-day

We have a Cambs876 remembrance service in Portsmouth on 13th August.  A group of us will then ride to Folkestone and cross to Calais.  We will stay overnight in Arras then onto Verdun the following day.  Returning to the UK on 17th August.

Anybody that would like to join us please contact for details

Aug
16
Sun
2020
Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Aug 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Aug
21
Fri
2020
RBL Riders NI Regional Rally 2020
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – Aug 23 @ 14:00

RBL Riders Northern Ireland Regional Rally 2020
Blue Circle Boar Club, Magheramorne, Larne.
21st to 23rd August 2020
Camping / Glamping / Vanning or Hoteling, your choice.
Very good and large Camping area, Bar on Site, Boat club will provide catering, Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meal or we can BBQ. TBC
Entertainment Friday Evening and Saturday, Details TBC.
There will hopefully be a Ride out on Saturday, weather and abilities permitting.
Cost will be £20 pp. payment to me by Paypal / BACS or Cash. Paypal email – Riders.Ireland@RBL.Community. PM me for BACS details.
Please note on Paypal Name(s) and Event

Aug
23
Sun
2020
Seaside Ride for Fish and Chips
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 15:00

A ride out round Norfolk and some fish and chips.  Can’t beat that methinks!

RV details will follow

Aug
27
Thu
2020
Oxon – Meet and Greet
Aug 27 @ 19:45 – 21:00

Here in Oxon we have traditionally held a social and meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month held at a variety of locations across the county. As with all Branch events this is open to all comers who would like to join us.

Odd months are at a variety of locations to allow for travel times and distances to be varied. I will update these as we decide where to go.

Agenda

If you have any items for the Agenda, please do let me know and I will add them accordingly. (Linky Thing)

Meeting Opens

  1.  Introductions / Apologies / Visitors
  2. Matters Arising from previous minutes
  3. NON Agenda Items
  4. Recent Events
  5. Upcoming Events

Meeting Closes

Sep
2
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Sep 2 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED

Sep
12
Sat
2020
Oxon – Moreton in the Marsh – Veterans Breakfast Club
Sep 12 @ 09:15 – 11:30

Sep
13
Sun
2020
Frampton Country Fair
Sep 13 all-day

The Riders will be assisting Gloucestershire County at this event.

Held in 30 acres of beautiful parkland of Frampton Court Estate, this is one of the last truly traditional country fairs.
Join us in celebrating all that is great about the countryside and the people who work and live in it.

Over 400 trade stands, three display rings so much to see and do.

Whittlesey Festival
Sep 13 all-day

A stand to show off the bikes, raise awareness and funds for the Poppy Appeal.  Always a good day

Timings and RV information to follow

Oxon – Monthly Brunch / Ride Out
Sep 13 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Monthly Brunch / Ride

All are welcome to join us for this social gathering.  A decision will be made on where to ride to before hand or as late as on the day.  If you wish to just join us for brunch you will be more than welcome.

Sep
19
Sat
2020
British Touring Car Championship
Sep 19 @ 08:00 – 18:00

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  6 bikes required.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Annual Conference 2020
Sep 19 @ 09:00 – 16:00

 

Update 15/08

The latest news, including the timetable, is available from the Legion Website

Update 17/07

Format for 2020

For the first time ever, members will be able to attend Annual Conference remotely using their own devices such as a computer, laptop or tablet. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the National Chairman and Director General addressing members, will be able to attend a presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts and ask their questions as part of the Membership Forum, while delegates will be given access to an online platform in advance of the event, to discuss and vote on motions.

Attendance

Anyone may attend Annual Conference but we ask that they register in advance using the following options.

Register as a visitor:

  • To register as a visitor please use the online form on the main RBL website found here.
  • After registration has closed, all those who have successfully registered will receive an email with information detailing how you will be able to virtually attend conference.

Register as a delegate:

For those that cannot use the online form there will also be application forms made available to download which you will be able to return to the team via email.

For any help with applications please contact your local Membership Support Officer or the Annual Conference team at annualconference@britishlegion.org.uk

FAQs’

When will Annual Conference take place?

Saturday 19th September 2020

What will the format of the digital Conference be?

Annual Conference will be a one day event and run over two sessions; one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, with an hour break in between.

If I already registered myself for the original date, do I need to re-register?

No, if you have previously registered as a delegate or visitor to attend the original date for Annual Conference, you do not need to register again.

How can I attend as a Visitor?

To register as a visitor please use the online form on the main RBL website found here.

When is the deadline for applications?

Deadline for all applications is 5pm on the 7th August 2020.

Can I still submit Motions?

Unfortunately the deadline to submit Motions has passed, and no further submissions can be accepted.

How do I take part in the Membership Forum?

The Membership Forum is a chance for all members to have their questions answered by a panel of experts. We encourage our members to send your questions to us in advance, by emailing the Annual Conference team at annualconference@britishlegion.org.uk.

Attendees will be able to submit their question on the day, but please do send us your question in advance, to allow for more time for your question to be answered. ​​​​​​​

Do I need a specific web browser to attend?

No. You will be able to attend and view the live stream through any internet browser on any device with internet capabilities.

Will instructions on how to join be sent to us?

Yes. Once the deadline for applications has passed on the 7 August 2020, detailed instructions on how to join the livestream will be sent to all who have registered.

I don’t have a webcam or microphone; can I still take part?

Yes, you will not need to have either to be able to view the live stream.

End Update

 


As you are aware, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic Annual Conference, which was scheduled to take place in May, was cancelled. Despite the challenges we have been presented with, we remain committed to still holding Annual Conference this year while also prioritising the safety of our members. We are now pleased to inform you that Annual Conference will be held digitally on Saturday 19th September 2020.

This year’s online format will enable members from all over the world to attend from the comfort of their home by simply watching the live streamed Annual Conference through an internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the National Chairman and Director General addressing members, will be able to attend a presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts and ask their questions as part of the Membership Forum, while delegates will be given access to an online platform in advance of the event, to discuss and vote on motions.

How you can attend as a visitor

For the first time ever, members will be able to attend Annual Conference remotely using their own devices such as a computer, laptop or tablet. Anyone interested in attending is invited to register by completing a form before 5pm on Friday 7th August 2020.

Register as a visitor:

  • To register as a visitor please use the online form on the main RBL website found here.
  • After registration has closed, all those who have successfully registered will receive an email with information detailing how you will be able to virtually attend conference.

How to take part in the Membership Forum

The Membership Forum is a chance for all members to have their questions answered by a panel of experts. We encourage our members to send your questions to us in advance, by emailing the Annual Conference team at annualconference@britishlegion.org.uk.

Attendees will be able to submit their question on the day, but please do send us your question in advance, to allow for more time for your question to be answered. We may take your question away to the relevant department and provide an answer after Conference if necessary.

Sep
20
Sun
2020
British Touring Car Championship
Sep 20 @ 08:00 – 18:00

This will be to man the stand and see some of the racing.  6 bikes required.

Please sign up on the Forum.

Lincolnshire Sunday Brunch
Sep 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Located on Sleaford Road (A15), Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN5 9FG
Opposite the Vulcan XM607 – Black Buck

If weather is kind to us, we could have a ride out after 12:00.

If weather not good, why not use the car.

I have brought this event forward so that The Riders can attend the International Bomber Command Centre, Inspire Ride after the Brunch as requested.

Oct
7
Wed
2020
Lincolnshire Monthly Meeting
Oct 7 @ 19:30 – 21:00

EVENT CANCELLED