By kind Permission of the Commanding Officer, RAF Digby Special Guests:  Colin and Eileen DAVIES Venue                 WOs’ & Sgts’ Mess Lounge, RAF Digby, LN4 3LH Times: 1200 Invited guests (+1s)  arrive at the Mess Lounge (numbers to be confirmed)Mess Bar open 1300-1345 Hot Buffet to be served in the Lounge (including vegetarian option) 1500-1600 Museum Open 1700 Bar Closes … Read More

Legion Royal Charter for Review

The RBL is in the process of asking members to look at and comment on the Legion’s Royal Charter. Take a look at the document by clicking the button below and give the Committee your feedback in the comments!Royal Charter

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College contribute to GP90

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College contribute to the Great Pilgrimage 90  The Y Services Branch as a National Branch has no close affiliations to local communities because its membership is spread throughout the UK and in many countries overseas.  In order though to involve more than just the Branch in Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90) preparations the Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College was approached … Read More


REMEMBRANCE SPECIAL CIRCULAR 2018 1. FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE Membership Ticketing The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance will be held in the Royal Albert Hall, London on Saturday 10 November 2018 with performances at 2.00pm and 7.00pm. Recent changes in Data Protection laws and increased security measures have meant a review of the process for obtaining tickets to attend the … Read More

Branch Bye-Laws – Record of Approval

NATIONAL BRANCHES DISTRICT (NBD) – Y SERVICES (GARATS HAY) BRANCH BYE-LAWS – RECORD OF APPROVAL The Royal British Legion Y Services (Garats Hay) Branch: BR3502 BRANCH BYE-LAWS As authorised by the Membership Council APPROVED National Branches District Chairman ………………………………………… (Signature) Date: ……………………………………   The following Branch Bye-Laws are supplementary to the 2003 Royal Charter of Incorporation and Schedules of the Royal … Read More

New Website

Garats HaY Branch New WebsiteAfter many hours of hard graft, sweat and tears, the ‘Y’ Services (Garats HaY) Branch of the Royal British Legion has a brand new website!6 months ago, the committee decided that the Branch website could be used to better effect. Modern web technologies allow for faster communication and are able to let people keep in touch … Read More

Mrs Joan Nicholls ATS

OBITUARY Mrs Joan Nicholls ATS 1926 – 2017 The ‘Listeners’ – Ladies Beaumanor Watches: Joan Nicholls 2nd from the left. It is with a great deal of sadness that I have to convey the news that Mrs Joan Nicholls passed away peacefully in the early hours of Friday, the 19th of May. For those who didn’t know Joan, she was … Read More

Chairman’s Handover 2016

A MESSAGE FROM THE OUT-GOING CHAIRMAN On the 12th of November at the Branch AGM in Loughborough, I stood down after four years as your Branch Chairman. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank our excellent committee and loyal membership for their support during my time in the chair. I believe we have moved the Branch forward … Read More

Mrs Ann Pope

OBITUARY Mrs Ann Pope It is with great regret that I have to inform our members of the recent death of ANN POPE of Stowmarket in Suffolk. Ann had been a member of the Branch since 2000. Unfortunately, not much more is known about Ann’s career in Y Services, but since she was born in 1918, it is safe to … Read More

Request for Historical Information

I recently received the following email from someone who had found our branch via our website. Can anyone help the sender, Paul Scott, with his request for information about a WW2 DF site in Essex ? If you have anything to pass on to Paul, please contact me at chairman@garatshay.org.uk and I will put you in touch with him. “Just found your … Read More