Royal British Legion



The Royal British Legion has been supporting Service men and women, ex-serving personnel and their families since 15 May 1921. It was established initially to care for those who had suffered as a result of service during the First World War and has been helping the Armed Forces community and their families ever since. There are now approximately 2,500 Royal British Legion branches across the UK and overseas. More information on the RBL can be found at

Newnham are proud to have a Branch of the Royal British Legion. Today, our members are a small, friendly group of ex-military, and civilian personnel who enjoy meeting and continuing the proud tradition of supporting our veterans and their families through the Royal British Legion. In order to do  this successfully, the Newnham Branch is actively encouraging new members to help us continue to support those in need, and you don’t have to have a military background to join. If you would like to more information, please contact: –

Men’s Chairman: – Nigel Hughes 01594 516411

Ladies’ Chairman – Sue Wilks 01594 516393

Men’s Secretary – Currently being Reappointed

Ladies’ Secretary – Helen Foster

Membership Secretary – Steve Foster

Further information on membership can be found here-

Poppy Appeal November 2023

Armistice day was marked this year with 2 minute silence both at the War Memorial and at the Church where a coffee morning was being held to raise more money for the Poppy Appeal.

Both events were well supported by the Newnham Residents and we would just like to thank everyone on behalf of everyone the RBL supports.


The Remembrance Service took place on Sunday 12 Nov 23 with a gathering at the War Memorial from followed by a service at the church.



Residents are thanked for  keeping the area around the memorial free from cars on both days – it was very much appreciated.

A final total of the money raised for the Poppy Appeal was £1,599.10. Thank you everyone!