Lyme Regis marks 100 years of Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion 100th anniversary
From left, Lyme Regis Royal British Legion branch vice-chairman Daniel Buckley; president Philip Evans MBE; the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Cllr Brian Larcombe MBE; Mayoress Wendy Larcombe; standard bearer Jon Hunt

LYME Regis commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion with a wreath laying service on Saturday. 

Although the Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion was not formed until 10 years later, members marked the 100 years since formation of the national organisation in 1921.

Branch president Philip Evans MBE welcomed a small gathering at the war memorial in George’s Square, including the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Cllr Brian Larcombe MBE, and mayoress Wendy Larcombe.

Mr Evans then laid a wreath and delivered the Exhortation.

There was then a two-minute’s silence during which standard bearer Jon Hunt lowered the branch standard, followed by the Kohima Epitaph delivered by vice-chairman Daniel Buckley.

Branch chairman Ian Marshal was unable to attend as he was taking part in a virtual version of the Royal British Legion national conference.

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