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Poppy Appeal 2013

The Moffat Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, raised £3,702.99 at this year's Poppy Appeal. The President and Committee want to thank everybody for their tremendous support. Thanks must also go to the counters who did a terrific job. The Bank informs me that all the bags were correct - thank you. The total is slightly down on last year's total but due to the economic climate this is to be expected.

Everybody did a fabulous job but mention must be made of a number of Members who were able to make the extra effort. Bill Lindsay who collected £573.35, Jimmy Wynd £368.77, George Allan £261.09 and the champion collector was again Tommy Lane with £1,027.34. Thanks to everybody concerned.

Pictures show Tommy Lane and his stall outside the Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Bill Lindsay sitting just inside the Co-Op store and George Allan in the Moffat High Street.

 

Branch Annual Coffee Morning in the Town Hall
Pictures showing the new banners for the branch and events going on in the Town Hall for the Annual Coffee morning. We raised about £1,000 for Branch funds and the nominated charity.

Hamilton Festival of Remembrance - Sunday 3rd November 2013
Some pictures showing the main stage, Standard Bearers and the setting for this event. There were 28 from the Moffat Branch at this event were Billy Duncan and the "Hartfell Weavers" from Moffat entertained the audience. It was a very enjoyable evening but also one of remembrance with a very good service.
Poppy Appeal 2013.

Remembrance Day Parade:

The Remembrance Parade was again a great success and thanks to all who took part. It was good to see the Beavers taking part again and also St John's playing an active part in the arrangements. Thanks must also go to Mrs Jean Tulloch for taking the Salute on behalf of the Queen and also to the Session Clerk at St Andrew's, Dr. Sonia Sharkey for all the help at the Church Service at the Church.


Click here to download the 2013 Branch Welfare Report

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Royal Signals veteran David Richardson

David Richardson died on 8/7/13 at Maidstone Infirmary. He was born in Moffat on 12/3/29 and lived there all his life. In 1947 he was called up to do his national service and in 1948 was sent to Palestine where he served as a wireless operator in the Royal Signals, part of the time working in the King David Hotel, Jerusalem.  

He worked for most of his life selling Animal Feeding and when not working he enjoyed curling, singing and acting and served on various local committees (Moffat Gala, League of Friends, Moffat Hospital, Moffat show).  He was a member of St Mary's UF church and was Session clerk for 27 years.  After St Mary's closed he attended St Andrews, he sang in both choirs. He was married for almost 56 years and had two daughters and three grandsons.
 
David was well known in Moffat not only by the local townsfolk but also the tourists! David was not afraid to stop them and talk to them and show them the town and sights. One day he stopped this visitor and took him round the town. A few weeks later an envelope arrived at David's house with a number of photographs of Moffat, David and the tourist. This picture is one of them. David will be sadly missed by ALL.

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The late David Richardson pictured with a tourist in Moffat.

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Order! Order!

Moffat branch Chairman Billy Duncan is pictured dressed as the Secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons. The other is the Chairman and guest speaker, Captain Angus Sinclair RN former secretary to the Speaker at the House of Commons.

Branch plaque presentation

Jim Wynd is pictured presenting a plaque from the Moffat Branch of the Royal British Legion to Major Brian Thomas B.E.M., Chairman of the Kyrenia Cyprus Branch of the Royal British Legion during a visit to Cyprus.
 

Head Office Update

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Shield presentation to Sudbury Branch...

Moffat Branch member Tommy Lane recently presented a Moffat Branch Royal British Legion Shield, expertly crafted by Jimmy Wynd, to the Sudbury (Suffolk) Branch of the Legion.

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Branch Christmas Party 2013
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