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November 1, 2019

On a crisp sunny morning on Sunday 27th October at 0730 we assembled in the Queens hall car park in Watton for a day trip to Lincolnshire.  The journey was uneventful and lighthearted but received a bit of a dampener as we arrived at the IBCC by those who had been watc...

August 21, 2019


The mid summer festivities got underway around 1800 on the 20th August with a bar-b que held at The Blenheim Centre.  The event was primarily organised as an awareness event to attract new members which it did with several attendees committing to join the branch.  we...

August 9, 2019

There are few sadder occasions than saying farewell to one of our war hero’s and that was exactly what we did on the last Monday of July.  We paid tribute to a long time Legion member and member of the Officers Association, Sqn.Ldr. “Larry” Larard.  Larry, as he was kn...

July 1, 2019

 Armed Forces Day celebrated with the help of some of our affiliated youth groups and the RAF families club.  The pictures say it all, it started at 1100 and went on through the gloriously sunny day to afternoon bar b que and evening disco.  Stalls with eats, bouncy in...

February 4, 2019

Saturday the 2nd of February 2019 was the date of the Norfolk county conference held at Norfolk County Hall in Trowse.  It is the forum for the Norfolk branches to come together and have their say in RBL affairs.  It is also the chance for branches to lobby county comm...

January 17, 2019

The latest branch meeting on the 15th January we were happy to host a visit from the departing County Chairman John Boisson.  John who is a serving soldier working from the STANTA had returned hot foot from Salisbury Plain to be at our meeting.  It was to be his last a...

December 20, 2018

The 18th of December was our normal meeting evening and we decided to celebrate Christmas in style.  Those attending were asked to bring along some festive food and what a spread we had. There was pizza, sausage rolls, sandwiches, pork pies and any sort of savoury deli...

November 21, 2018

It seems only 5 minutes since I was last writing about our AGM and here we are again.  Watton branch 97th and very well attended the youngest person present was Gracie Bailey (13) one of our affiliated guides to Sid Barnes our D-Day vet at 94.  The meeting was opened a...

November 13, 2018

Many moons ago whilst I was still working as a postman, a good friend of mine Alan Chilvers who was at the time the standard bearer for the Watton branch of the RBL got the honour to represent Watton at the Royal Albert Hall, and I remember thinking at the time wow tha...

September 26, 2018

On the evening of 25th September 2018 at St. Mary's Church Watton, an historic event took place.  The official affiliation of our branch with the 1st Watton Guides took place with the branch Chaplain Rev. Gerry Foster officiating.   There were Guides looking splendid i...

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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

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