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Old 22-07-22, 09:51 AM
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Thumbs up Thank You !

A package arrived yesterday containg this great RBL Associate blazer badge , an unexpected and very much appreciate gift from a forum member.

Although my collections are very much a 'niche' area I am always grateful to other forum members for their support , assistance and contributions.

Now I really need to sort out my "RBL Cloth" album and add some better photos !

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Old 24-07-22, 12:23 PM
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Another nice find , I have quite a few of the RBL Scotland "Conference" badges but don't even have a quarter of the ones they made !

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Another Scottish Conference badge (2006) , all the way from Pakistan !

Spotted it on eBay , from winning bid to it arriving was 17 days which included 5 days in UK Customs and 2 days with Royal Mail.

Total cost including postage £12.00 which is cheaper than the ones I've bought on eBay and about 50% of what dealers sites are asking !

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Interesting story and a nice find!

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Old 25-07-22, 05:29 PM
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Went to the Poppy Factory today and discovered they had their own branch of the British Legion . I doubt I'll ever get hold of one of their membership cards so will have to make do with this photo. After serving and being wounded in WW1 this gentleman worked at the Poppy Factory for over 50 years.

"We Will Remember Them"

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Picked up this "Manx Legion Club" badge but am confused about whether the club is actually connected to the Royal British Legion.

Their website says that the 'Branch' in Douglas was formed on 7th June 1918 and the club on 13th September 1918. So they appear to have started out , as many other associations , as a post WW1 veterans association.

Did they 'join' the British Legion in 1921 or were/are they a separate entity with their own "social club" ?

The club is still going today (as a limited company) but as the RBL has numerous branches on the Isle of Man is the "Manx Legion" a branch or simply a members club ?

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Old 06-08-22, 01:15 PM
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Just got another couple of items from the 1939 Paris visit to add to my collection.

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An original photograph (not postcard) from a French press organisation.

A group badge , O/S , I'm still trying to find information about the various groups. For the Great Pilgrimage in 1928 "group O" was for Scotland and "group S" was East Anglia , so this could have been a 'combined' group or they may have used completely different prefixes.

I'm still looking for the sovenir program that was produced (see photo 4) , if anyone spots it please let me know. Thanks !
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