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Old 06-06-20, 12:57 PM
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A couple of other items.

1. British Legion token - Don't know if the 'P' stands for penny or pint !
2. Chirk RBL Social Club - Millenium
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Default Earl Mountbatten Memorial Branch

Saw this blazer badge and thought it would be a good addition to my collection.

"The Earl Mountbatten Memorial Branch was first established in May 1980 in memory of Lord Louis Mountbatten, following his death in August 1979 in Ireland."

I was very aware of Earl Mountbattens death as my tour of N.I started a couple of month later in November 1979.
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................I was very aware of Earl Mountbattens death as my tour of N.I started a couple of month later in November 1979.
I was loitering at HQNI when the news came through.
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A couple of other items.

1. British Legion token - Don't know if the 'P' stands for penny or pint !
2. Chirk RBL Social Club - Millenium
"P" for "Patron"?
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Old 13-07-20, 03:03 PM
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"P" for "Patron"?
Just realised it couldn't be penny , in 'old money' (pre 1971) one penny would be 1d.

As there is no info about which area it came from , possibly the "P" is for the branch ?
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Just surmising. Could the P stand for Poppy or Piper?

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Old 30-07-20, 09:52 AM
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Recently got another one which shows that at least in some branches these were "beer tokens" .
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Default RBL Collection Boxes

Bought a little Poppy Appeal money box a couple of month ago as a bit of fun.

Over the past 2 weeks I have added three RBL collection boxes to my ever growing RBL memorabilia.

1. A Poppy Royal British Legion Benevolent Fund Money / Collection Box . 1978-1983.
(This is the second version with Thank You label and alteration in the money slot, to take a rolled-up note.)

2. A Royal British Legion Lion Money/Collection Box: “A CARING FORCE FOR THE FUTURE”. c1995.

3. Poppy Appeal Money/Collection Box and small money box/bank. (Probably 2000 +).


Thanks to Alistair and Dave for their help in finding these items , much appreciated.
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This has been a very interesting thread, and some really nice badges/pins shared. I am assuming he British Legion is like the American Legion over here?

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The British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the First World War:

The National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers
The British National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers
The Comrades of The Great War
The Officers' Association

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Royal_British_Legion


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Default Anniversary items

A couple of nice finds :
  1. New Deer Branch 40th Anniversary Pin (2008)
  2. RBL 75th Anniversary money clip (1996)

The money clip is cardboard but in great condition.


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Thumbs up Auction Lot

Picked up this lot at the recent Bosley's auction (thanks Dave !) , a great selection with some quite rare Pilgrimage badges.
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A great addition to your collection Mike - well done.

I am looking forward to seeing the collectors guide to RBL insignia that you must be in a position to write
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