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VJ Day - 65th Anniversary

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on August 15, 2010 at 7:27 AM Comments comments (0)

Today surviving Far East UK Veterans of the 'Forgotten Army' will gather at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of Victory in Japan Day (VJ Day) - the real endpoint of World War 2. Tributes will be lead by HRH The Prince of Wales and we joi...

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National Day of Commemoration, Kilmainham

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on July 15, 2010 at 10:28 AM Comments comments (0)

          Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons   

President McAleese led a moving National Day of Commemoration tribute in "honour of all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or in...

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Islandbridge 2010

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on July 15, 2010 at 8:01 AM Comments comments (0)

The Annual RBL ROI Service of Remembrance and Wreath Laying proved a great success in spite of the quite temperamental weather.

Standards on parade at the Irish National War Memorial, Islandbridge

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Portrush RBL to Parade at NI Airshow

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on July 7, 2010 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The 'Group 10' Branches of the Royal British Legion (NI) are planning a big Parade at the 2-day free airshow and festival to be held on the incredible north coast of Antrim at Portrush.

The parade will on the beach on 5th September. Form up wll be at the Legion Clubrooms, Dunluce at 13.00 hours. All RBL and Association standards and Veterans are very welcome to take part. A special welcome to Veterans of Iraq and Afgha...

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O.N.E. launches "Fuchsia 2010" Fundraiser

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on July 6, 2010 at 6:24 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Our brothers in the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women (O.N.E.T.) have launched their annual national fundraising event, Fuchsia 2010 in the cause of assistance to former Irish Defence Forces personnel who have fallen on hard times. The Fushias will be sold over the next month all over the co...

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Lost War Grave at King's Island?

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on July 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM Comments comments (2)

Working on behalf of The War Graves Photographic Project (in association with the CWGC) branch Vice-President, Brian Duffy may have?discovered a missing military grave at King's Island Military Cemetery.?It has long been thought that there were 38 military graves but?CWGC records however show there are in fact 39 war burials -?mainly, b...

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Irish WW2 Veterans Mark D-Day Anniversary at Leopardstown Hospital

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on June 7, 2010 at 6:18 AM Comments comments (0)

The 66th aniversary of the invasion of Nazi Europe yesterday was marked by WW2 Veterans in the grounds of The Leopardstown Hospital in South Dublin. The former British Military Hospital which still cares for about 60 ex-service personnel also hosted war re-enactors dressed as Romans, Vikings, Napoleonic, American Civil War and World War I soldiers with all their Paraphernalia. From the blurb it looks like a great event in an excellent cause - sorry not to have let you know abou...

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Tricolour and Union Flags ParadeTogether at Derry Cenotaph

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on June 6, 2010 at 12:39 PM Comments comments (0)

At a major commemoration remembering both Nationalist and Loyalist soldiers who died in World War I, the Irish Tricolour was paraded alongside the Union Jack by the Royal British Legion at the Cenotaph in Derry City today. This unique annual event is part of  the 'All-Ireland Commemoration Week', now in its 5th year,  intended to acknowledge the brotherhood between Ireland and the UK during WW1 when the 16th Irish and 36th Ulster Divisions fought and died beside each other at Messin...

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RBL Members visit with President McAleese

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on June 5, 2010 at 9:23 AM Comments comments (0)

On the 24th May members of the Royal British Legion (Republic of Ireland) had the honour of an invitation to Áras an Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park, where the President of Ireland Mrs Mary McAleese joined them for tea before they toured the official residence.

Numbers were limited and 4 invitations were allocated per branch. The lucky Limerick members who attended were Pasc...

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SSAFA-Forces Help Award for Paschal Sage

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on May 14, 2010 at 2:43 PM Comments comments (8)

Paschal Sage's years of service as a Joint RBL/SSAFA Welfare Caseworker was recognised at the recent AGM of SSAFA-Forces Help (ROI Branch) at the Masonic Hall in Molesworth St, Dublin. SSAFA Controller Maj. Gen Andrew Cumming, CBE, who was in Ireland for the AGM, presented Paschal with his and award and thanked Paschal personally for his contribution.

 

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