Royal British Legion
Stock Branch
Last updated 2017
The branch was formed on the 7th of April 1934 Potential new members and visitors from other branches at home or abroad are always welcome. There is no distinction in class of membership between those who have spent time in the armed forces and those who have not.
There is no joining fee;
the annual subscriptions are £10.50
Members, both men and women total 42.
Meetings will be held at 8PM at the branch H.Q.- The British Legion Hall in Common Road (next to the Bakers Arms)
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There are three main activities :-
The welfare of ex-servicemen and women, their spouses and dependants.
Beneficiaries do not need to be members of the Legion.
The annual house to house collection in October and November for the Poppy Appeal. Some £2000 is raised in this way and was increased to £3700 in 2005 from other funds within the branch. The Poppy Appeal is organised by Mr Dick Finch ( branch chairman) who always welcomes new volunteers.
The annual Remembrance Day parade to observe the national two-minute silence at the village war memorial in the high street. Scouts and Guides take part in this parade during which wreaths are laid by the Legion and other village organisations. The high street is closed to traffic and hundreds of villagers, particularly those with young children, turn out to see the band and take part in the tribute to those from Stock and Buttsbury who were killed during the great wars of the 20th century.
A church service follows with the Legion using each of the three village churches in turn.
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