FORMER servicemen gathered on Brackley Piazza last week to celebrate 90th birthday of the Royal British Legion.
After a speech by Brackley Mayor Theodora Hayward she acted as parade marshal sending the four RBL standard bearers marching off to Radstone Road. After which they travelled to Helmdon to pay their repects at the village war memorial. The march was part of a county wide celebration and mirrored marches by RBL branches in Braunston and Corby.
Lionel Waldron, longest serving member of Brackley RBL said: “The mayor gave us the quick March upto Radstone Road, it was a great way to mark the anniversary.”
Wappenham RBL standard bearer Len Tuckey said the legion is an important group where ex-servicemen can share their experiences and added: “It’s the camaraderie, a place where people have something in common to talk about. The other aspect is fund raising to help support things like the RBL homes for ex-servicemen.”