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, including the Poppy Appeal in October/November. Our dedicated Welfare Officers can always help those in need through their detailed knowledge of the state and local welfare organisations.

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

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 – Mr. D. Ridgewell (David) – 01362 820255

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

Membership Secretary – Mrs. P. Reidy (Paula) – 01362 820255

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

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

Poppy Appeal Organiser – Ms. K. Holmes (Karen) and Mr. P. Dodd (Peter) – 01362 822042

Standard Bearer – Mr. R. Dean (Ray)  –  01362 820065