COMBER BRANCH
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Incorporating Dundonald Branch.

The Royal
British Legion
Providing welfare, comradeship, representation and Remembrance for the Armed Forces community.


LINKS

  British Legion London

  British Legion Belfast.

Belfast Area Office Address
The Royal British Legion
51-53 Fountain Street
Belfast BT1 5EB

Tel: 028 90 321683
Fax: 028 90 330782
email: ni@britishlegion.org.uk

  Comber RBL Archive
This is where all of the previous information is stored.

  Comber History
The story of Comber and its long and glorious history.



The Author of www.Sixgolds.com also acknowledge other organisations striving to assist veterans.
  • British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association
  • The "Not Forgotten Association".
  • The "RAF Association".





CONTACT DETAIL

Comber and Dundonald Branches of the Royal British Legion meets once per month at 7.45 pm (for 8 pm) on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August.) in Comber Rifle Club. We start each year after summer recess in September.



The Royal British Legion Comber work in close association with Dundonald Branch we exist to provide help and assistance to all comrades who are in circumstances of need. This applies also to those comrades of the future who may face conflict in other places and wars which have not yet come. We will be there for them as we are for the servicemen of the past and present. We are not all aged and infirmed, we are a mix of all ages, from all of the services, a band of brothers and sisters, with a common past. We provide mutual support and just as important comradeship as a band of kindred spirits. We have a range of activities which will keep you interested regardless of your age. You will receive a warm welcome at your Local Branch, just make a point of attending at least once to see what we are about.

Anyone wishing to attend should come along and join in you will be made welcome and given a place within the Branch to make you feel at home with friends and good comradeship. The Royal British Legion needs the support of the whole community, all ex-service personnel should make a point of going at least once to your local branch just to see what we do. This will give you a chance to meet some old comrades and have a chat, and bring back memories of times past.

Today membership of the Royal British Legion is open to everyone in the community. This was passed at a recent Congress of the RBL. In the past membership was open only to those who served their country as a member of any of the armed services anyone else was an associate member now they can be Full Members.
There are many past servicemen living in the community who believe that the Legion is not for them because they did not see action. It is not necessary for them to have seen action, having served their country even for a short time was sufficient. When they joined (even in peacetime) they knew the possible risks they could face, yet they gave service to your country regardless. The work that the Legion does is wide ranging and we welcome all the new members we can recruit. You to can help in many ways, so if your heart is in the right place you are welcome to come along and meet us.

Many of us choose not to talk about our experiences, some of the memories are just too painful to put into words. If you don't want to talk it doesn't matter, but should you need to there will be a friend to listen and understand.

There are many people within the community who lost relatives in the various conflicts. They have no way to mark or commemorate their loss other than on Remembrance Day. They are welcome to come along and share together with us that solemn act. If you want to wear the medals of your deceased loved ones, you can do so by placing them on the right breast. You can do this with pride and as a mark of respect to honour those who have gone before. Those wearing decorations on the left breast are the actual recipients, it is also traditional for them to wear the head-dress, tie and blazer badge of their old regiment, if they so wish. Civilians will be welcome to place a small cross in the Garden of Remembrance at the foot of the War Memorial. Those wishing to do this will be called forward towards the end of the service.   See The Order of Service at the bottom of the :-
  Comber Archive page.

This year twenty-six different organisations placed wreaths at Comber War Memorial and after that many members of the public came forward to place their own wreaths and crosses at the base of the monument thus giving them an opportunity for expression of remembrance to all who have suffered and died in conflict in the service of their country and all those who mourn them. The list of Organisations laying Wreaths is listed at the bottom of the Archive page. Cenotaph is Greek and literally means 'Empty Tomb'.

  THANK YOU  

The Chairman, Officers and Members of Comber and District together with Dundonald Branch of the Royal British Legion would like to thank everyone who contributed a donation towards the Poppy Fund Appeal.
Since 2003 you have contributed two hundred and eighty one thousand one hundred and fifty seven pounds (281,157) and that does not include the 2014 collection. That will be included during December when all is gathered in and counted.

          There is no doubting the generosity of the people of Comber and Dundonald.   We would like to take this opportunity to thank the business community for allowing us to place boxes within their premises and to the Supermarkets for bringing us indoors during the cold weather and plying us with welcome cups of tea.