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Old 27-11-20, 06:50 AM
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Hi Mike

Here they are. These were the names suggested at at the Ex-Servicemen's Conference held in Capetown on 2 March, 1921. I see that it wasn't so much related to a name for the BL but for naming the British Empire Service League.

This was to be to provide: "aftercare for Imperial soldiers" (makes them sound like some household appliances...)

The names were, in order of preference: 1) Comrades of the British Empire 2) ]British Legion of Comrades 3) British Empire Federation of Comrades

Interesting to see the use of "federation" , "legion" and repeat use of "comrades"

Actually not that potty after all but the B.E.S.L. was probably the best!
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