Falkland Islands Liberation Day. Wreath Laying Ceremony.
Thursday 14th June 2019
10.30 for a 11.00 two minute silence.
The War Memorial.
Parking is at the local Car Parks.
This is a laid back and personal family friendly event.
After the service we usually retire to the local Weatherspoon’s.
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
All attending on motorcycles not wanting to ride in the precession are asked to park out side the Heart foundation shop, PR8 1AA, 116 little Lord St adjacent to Christ Church.
The parade will leave Chapel St 1030 led by the Band of the King’s Division, going down Hoghton St, Hill St Lord St past the Cenotaph to the Town Hall and Gardens where there will be vintage military vehicles and WW1 Sopwith Camel Biplane. The Band of the King’s Division will play to entertain as will as Vintage live music. There will be a fly-past of a DAKOTA.
ALSO. I and now confirm that from 1230 to 1700 there will by a RBLR Stand in the SHIP and ANCHER in Cable St, between the Cenotaph and the Carousel. Steve and Charlene will be supplying a buffet. All Welcome.
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/
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
This years Parade at the Cemetery Burnley this year, falls on the 10th November 2019.
This will take place at
Burnley Cemetery Rossendale Road Burnley Lancashire BB11 5DD
This is aimed at Bikers for Bikers and is run by the RBLR, although all are welcome to attend.
Gates open 10.00 bikes to be parked up by 10.40
Cars if you must. Are parked at the back of the Chapel of Rest.
10.45 Gates Closed for safety reasons no exceptions, any arriving after that will have to park further down the road.
10.50 quiet reflection.
10.55 Service starts.
11.15 Service ends.
Have a great day and I’ll see you all there.