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Dear Member,

As the branch comes out of hibernation following covid we are now starting to think about how we can recognise the RBL centenary and explore ways to bolster our poppy appeal.


26 Sep 21 at 18.00 - Battle of Britain Service
The Royal Air Force association has invited the Branch Standard and Members to attend their annual Service to commemorate the Battle of Britain. The service will take place at St James Church in Poole and commences at 1800 Hrs.
Oct 24 @10.30 - County BCS Seminar
The County BCS Seminar is being held at Poole Branch, North Road.
16 Oct 21 – Dorset County Centenary Parade
The Dorset County RBL will be holding a Centenary Parade followed by a memorial service on 16 Oct 21. The Branch Standard Bearer will be carrying the county standard so we are looking for a deputy standard bearer to carry the branch standard. The parade is open to all members and veterans. The parade will commence at 1300 Hrs from Bournemouth Pier and march to the war memorial, where there will be a wreath laying ceremony. The Church service will take place at St Peters Church at approx. 1410 Hrs. Anyone wishing to take part can submit their name to the branch secretary.
28 Oct – County Poppy Appeal Launch
This year’s county poppy appeal launch will take place at the Dorchester Keep. Further details to be provided once known
14 Nov 21 – Broadstone Remembrance Parade
This year’s remembrance parade falls on the Sun 14th Nov. The parade will commence outside of the RBL Club on Tudor Rd at 1030 Hrs and will march to the War Memorial for the 2 min silence and wreath laying ceremony. The parade will then march to St James Church on Macaulay Rd for a memorial service.
RBL 100 Challenge
Please find details of the RBL 100 Challenge and some suggestions the branch have received from the county committee in the 2 documents listed.
If anyone would like to take part in or suggest an activity, they think the branch should organise then please let me know and I will forward your ideas to the fundraising officer.
We are also looking to plan an afternoon tea with a guest speaker talking about the history of the RBL. If you would be interested in assisting or simply attend, then again pse let me know.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again around the community
The Dorset 100 Challenge
Branch Suggestions for 100 Challenge
Eminent Wines Offer
This year we are delighted to be working in partnership with Eminent Wines to create a limited-edition range of centenary champagne, which has now launched on the Eminent Wines website . Eminent Wines is donating 10% of the sale price from every bottle to the RBL.
You may already have seen the collection, which is made up of three bespoke cuvées, each with a name significant to the RBL: Reveille (Brut), Champs des Fleurs (Rose), and Centurion (Blanc de Blanc). The bottles are decorated with elegant poppy illustrations.
Eminent Wines is pleased to offer a 5% discount on purchases made from its website for any events, including RBL100 events, you might have planned for the coming months. Simply enter the promotional code RBL005 at checkout.