Royal British Legion - Damerham and Western Downland Branch

Chairman: Captain John Kelly OBE

Registered Charity No 219279

Your local RBL branch serves the Western Downland communities of Damerham, Martin, Rockbourne and Whitsbury. The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community, serving men and women, veterans, and their families, and is the national custodian of Remembrance.

Our branch aim is to raise the profile of the RBL in our communities, to raise funds for the RBL’s charities and to remember the service and sacrifice of those of us who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, in peace and war. We do this by:

  • Raising money through the Poppy Appeal and through local events, such as our annual Coffee Morning in November.
  • Representing the Legion on local remembrance occasions, such as ceremonies held at our War Memorials on Armistice Day on 11th November, and in services at our churches on Remembrance Sunday.
  • Bringing the welfare needs of qualified personnel and their dependants within our local community to the notice of the RBL County Office.
  • Providing ‘Christmas Comforts’ to particularly deserving members of our local community.
  • Holding meetings, including our Annual General Meeting in October.

We welcome new branch members to support this worthwhile charity and you don’t have to have a service background to join us. Just visit the RBL website at:, click ‘Join the Royal British Legion’, follow the instructions and, when prompted to find your branch, click ‘Damerham & Western Downland RBL Branch’. Please let us know if you have joined so we can welcome you.

You can contact our Branch through the Branch Treasurer, Mike Richardson, at:

·    Email:

·   Mobile: 07512 741873

Latest News



    The Damerham and Western Downland RBL Branch will mark the signing of the Great War Armistice 100 years ago in a ‘Festival of Remembrance’ in Damerham Village Hall during the evening of Friday 9th November 2018. The Festival will include a reception followed by illustrated histories, readings, personal stories and music that will relate the military tale of 1918 and the effect that the Armistice had on our four villages. It promises to be a very special and memorable event. Tickets will go on sale in August and all proceeds will go towards the work of the RBL; providing lifelong support for the Armed Forces community.


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