Rye British Legion

Rye Roll of Honour – 1914-1918

The Rye Roll of Honour project started some time ago, it has since been added to by research by our President, Colonel Anthony Kimber, and a local military historian Kevin Regan, both of whom who have done many hours of research to this project. Essentially a great deal of work has been undertaken in the story behind the names on the memorial, where they served, where they fell, where they lived in Rye, and local connections..

Rye War Memorial

We are working on the final drafts and aim to publish on our website on the Anniversary of the outbreaks of WW1 on 04 August. Further work is going on records from WW2, and more recent conflicts, which we hope to publish online later in the year..

Rye British Legion

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 in on 08 September and 10 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 programe of social events and talks on the first Monday of the month, please contact us for details as the progam is constantly changing!.

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

The Branch is in the advances stages of planning a trip to France on 02 September, further details to follow once confirmed..

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.

The Royal British Legion’s major change programme is almost complete with a launch of a range of fantastic new facilities that will make it easier than ever before for beneficiaries, members, supporters and the general public to contact us and to access the wealth of advice and information that we are able to provide.  These improvements, designed to reach out to Service personnel, veterans and their families and provide them with the advice and support they need at any stage of their lives, include:

  • The new national Freephone number – 0808 8028080 – which is now available for use.  This will allow people to call our Contact Centre 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.

To join the Rye British Legion please follow the link to the application form : RBL Membership Form

Updated:  13.06.14