Rye British Legion

DRF Robed 2Rye British Legion are happy to extend a very warm welcome to our new Padre, the Reverend Canon David Frost.  David has been Team Rector of Rye since 2010 and Rural Dean of Rye since 2011.  He is also a Canon and Prebendary of Chichester Cathedral.  This is his second ‘tour of duty’ in Rye, as he was part of the Team Ministry in the early 1990s,  with responsibility for Iden and Playden. He has two grown up daughters, who both live in London, and he has an abiding passion for buses and trains (he owns over 200 models!), and France.  He spends his holidays in Marseilles.

Rye & District Branch of the Royal British Legion was formed in the 1920’s and now holds its meetings in the George Hotel in Rye on the second Monday of March, June, September & November (AGM); we also support former members of the former Rye & Northiam Royal Air Force Association along with ladies from the sadly closed Rye & District Women’s Section, with their program of social events and talks on the first Monday of the month – we are working on the program for 2016, we will be posting on line soon as confirmed..

Please note that all of these social meetings will be held in The Rye Club, Market Road at 7.30pm.

The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to all those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, as well as their dependents. Anyone who has served in the forces for seven days or more is eligible for our help.

Unfortunately we are unable to assist with requests for help and assistance at a local level, for all inquiries please follow the link Help & Support or all the Freephone number – 0808 8028080 –  at any time between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.  Calls from landlines and from most mobile networks will be entirely free of charge.

The Royal British Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The Rye British Legion fully support Rye’s civic acts of Remembrance, usually led by the Mayor and Town Council.

Rye British Legion arrange a number of activities for Members including battlefield tours to France, a recent visit to the House of Parliament and Imperial War Museum.

Rye British Legion also maintains a close liaison with other Service organisations in the District, including the Women’s Section, Royal Air Force Association and Rye Sea Cadets as well as acting as a focus for local veterans issues.

For information on how to join the Rye British Legion please follow the link Members of the Royal British Legion

Updated:  21.11.15