This branch was one of the founding groups of the then British Legion.  It owes its local roots to the fact that Lord Walsingham was instrumental in the setting up of the Legion in 1921.  Watton has strong links to the armed forces particularly the Royal Air Force, but the Army have been close neighbours since the setting up of Stanford Training Area about 70 years ago.  The Royal Navy can not be left out as they too were based here on what is now HMP Wayland.

So it is no surprise many service personnel have chosen to make Watton their home.

As a group we want to stress that you don't have to be ex service to become a member of TRBL, although, because we are here to help the service and ex-service community, an appreciation of the contribution to keeping us safe and free is taken as read.  This is the powerful bond strengthened by our branch meeting in the local RAF families club and having several serving members and spouses.  We have also affiliated the ACF, ATC and Watton Guides in the branch, links to the right.

Our standard bearer Steve Bibby

Watton & District Branch

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Watton War Memorial

 

The memorial was moved to it's current location from the junction of Church walk and Dereham road several years ago.

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Armed Forces Day 2019

 

A shared display with one of our affiliated youth organisations 864 sqn ATC.  Branch President and Chairman chatting with the cadets

The Blenheim Centre

 

A Families Club has served the RAF married quarters residents for many years. Once housed in the old officers mess is now a custom built facility with bar and function rooms.

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We meet on 3rd Tuesday of the month, at the Blenheim Centre (RAF families club), Tedder close, Watton, IP25 6HU,  at 1900hrs.

Branch Officers:       Chairman   John Daly.          V/chair.      Victoria Southward    

                                 Treasurer   Alison Galvin.     President    Ron Wheeler 

Contacts:

Local Poppy Appeal Organiser: Mr Pat Murphy Telephone  01953  498164

Branch Secretary

Helen Daly        :Telephone 01953 885124 / e-mail wattondistrict.secretary@rbl.community

Branch Community Support

David Goulding  :Telephone 07728 406311(v/mail)/ e-mail wattondistrict.bcs@rbl.community

Membership direct dial number:  0800 307 7773

Watton contacts