The Royal British Legion

Shipdham Branch of The Royal British Legion has been in existence for many years, and is one of the foremost active societies in the village.

The Royal British Legion is the nation’s main charity that has supported all serving and ex-service personnel and their dependents since its formation in 1921.

Shipdham RBL has some 30 members and meets at The Golden Dog public house every 3rd Monday of each month (except August), at 8pm.

Membership is not limited to service or ex-service persons, and many of our members have never served in the military.  All persons are welcome at our meetings, they tend to be lively discussions and all suggestions are debated before democratic decisions are taken.

Shipdham RBL perform many welfare functions every year, and our dedicated Welfare Officers can always help those in need through their detailed knowledge of the state and local welfare organisations.

Shipdham RBL has annual events which it organises, these are:

St. George’s Day – 23rd April. All welcome, bring your own drinks, free BBQ & Fireworks

70th Anniversary of VE & Vj Day Cheese & Wine Party – Saturday in July at 7pm, tickets £10.00

Remembrance Day – Sunday 8th November 2015.  10.50am (latest) at Church

Christmas Tree Festival – Early December

RBL Christmas Raffle – 3rd Monday in December 8pm at The Golden Dog

Other events are organised during the year to raise funds for various organisations or celebrations.

2015 will be 70 years since the end of the 2nd World War. Our annual Cheese & Wine Party will be enhanced to commemorate this event.


If you wish to know more about us and what we do please contact one of the persons below




Chairman – Squadron Leader (RAF Retd.) W. J. Fawcett (Bill) – 01362 820102

Vice Chairman – Mr. D. D. Dodd (Donald) – 01362 820256

Secretary – Mrs. K. Holmes (Karen) – 01362 822042

Treasurer – Mrs. K. Fawcett (Kate) – 01362 820102

Membership Secretary – Mr. T. Rix (Tom) – 01362 820491

Welfare Officer – Squadron Leader (RAF Retd.) J. Doel (John) – 01362 820193

Deputy Welfare Officer – Mr. J. Sutherland (John) – 01362 694834

Poppy Appeal Organiser – Mr. P. Dodd (Peter) – 01362 822042

Standard Bearer – Mr. C. Harris (Cliff)  –  01362



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