The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. The national website is

Local members of the Royal British Legion meet informally several times a year.

Details of Meetings

Members meet throughout the year. Typical activities include:

fish & chips and bingo at the social club, monthly; Xmas dinner/lunches at the Balcombe tea room; coffee morning on the Saturday a week before Armistice Sunday; Christmas dinner in mid December at the Social Club.

The branch also participates in the village fete, and a bowls match is arranged with the local bowls club.

The branch attends the RBL Haywards Heath on their coffee, talk and lunch outings.

The branch parades the Standard with members at the Remembrance Sunday service at St Mary's church. Veterans have lunch at the Balcombe Tea Rooms after the service.

There is an AGM in late November.


There is a regular article in the Parish Magazine which gives details of upcoming events.

Provisional Social Programme 2012

Bingo: the 3rd Thursday of each month in Forest Room (Social Club Restaurant). Fish and Chip Supper, Lucky Draw.

Bowls: 3 matches provided by Balcombe Bowls Club. 12 players required for each match. Dress Greys.

'Armed Forces Day' Coffee Morning.  Saturday June 30th, Parish Room.

Village Fete: Saturday 14th July.  9 pin bowling.(volunteers required). Possible Raffle/Kill the Rat/Coconut Shy.

Royal British Legion(Balcombe) Coffee Morning.  Saturday 3rd November, Paris Room. Grand Raffle, Tombola, Bric-a-Brac, Cake, Plant and Book Stalls. Donations and help would be most appreciated.

Royal British Legion Haywards Heath: Outings, Luncheons, Talks.


There is no membership fee (other than that for the national organisation). Money for local events is collected beforehand.

The Committee

President: Capt. J.R.Greenwood MBE DL
Chairman: Mr D.G.Fellowes
Secretary: Mrs E.Scutt
Treasurer: Mr A.Scutt
Entertainmnts Officer: Mr J.Longley
Standard bearer: Mr G.Brown
Committee member: Mr J.Brown (& Bowls Captain)

Further Information

Further information can be obtained from D. Fellowes: Tel 01444 811567

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