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PODCAST: Remembering with the Royal British Legion

PODCAST: Remembering with the Royal British Legion

Sunday 13 November 2022

PODCAST: Remembering with the Royal British Legion

Sunday 13 November 2022

Express caught up with Major Bob Place during the annual fundraising by the Royal British Legion ahead of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

He told us that people in Guernsey are "amazingly generous".

Tens of thousands of pounds are donated to the Guernsey branch of the RBL each year - much through poppy sales during November, but also through other donations and fundraising.

Major Bob Place has been involved with the charity since his own military career came to an end.

His work continued as a reservist once he had left the services full time. He has been involved with arranging the military parades in Guernsey for Remembrance Sunday, Armistice Day, Liberation Day, and other events since returning to the island.

Major Place said that around £50,000 is donated every year, which pays for different support measures for ex-service personnel. It also funds social events such as the monthly breakfast, most recently attended by 70 personnel and their families.

A two minute silence will be observed at 11:00 today with the canon fired from Castle Cornet to mark the beginning and end of it.

Wreaths will be laid at the war memorial at the top of Smith Street, led by the Bailiff and Lieutenant Governor.

Wreaths will be laid in Alderney at the Island Hall following a Church service at St Anne's.

In London, the bailiwick will be represented by Conseiller John Guille of Sark's Chief Pleas. 


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