Looking back at news and events from the Moffat Branch

2013 Commemorative event for Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding


A commemorative event was held in Moffat to honour Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding on Sunday, September 10th, 2013.

Air Chief Marshal Dowding was Air Officer Commanding at RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. Hugh Dowding was the mastermind behind the RAF’s success in preventing the Luftwaffe achieving air superiority over the UK forcing Hitler to postpone and eventually cancel Operation Sea Lion, a proposed amphibious and airborne invasion of Britain.

The event held in Moffat’s Station Park featured a Spitfire flypast and the Pipes and Drums of RAF Leuchars.

2014 Branch Christmas Party at Brodies


2012 Branch Christmas Party at The Buccleuch Arms Hotel


2013 Poppy Appeal

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, 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.


2012: Academy pupils raise £250 for Legion with Poppy dress

Pupils at Moffat Academy raised £250.00 for Royal British Legion funds when they created a dress made from Poppies. The dress is pictured along with another image showing the cheque presentation to the Moffat Branch of Royal British Legion Scotland by pupils.

Order! Order!

Deputy Lieutenant expresses appreciation over commemoration

2012: Deputy Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire, Sir Neil McIntosh CBE, has written to the branch to express his "warm appreciation of the excellence of the arrangements for this year's commemoration."   

"The whole occasion was thoroughly organised, co-ordinated and executed with commendable attention to detail. Every aspect of the day worked well and was clearly appreciated by those present. 

"It was a privilege to participate and to do so alongside your President who, as with his predecessors,  added to the dignity of the occasion.This was a great credit to all concerned and to the leadership of Billy Duncan as Chairman.

"It was also a pleasure for Marie and I to join your colleagues at the Buccleuch. Our thanks for making us so welcome."