The Bexleyheath and Welling Branch of The Royal British Legion was formed in 1989 amalgamating the Bexleyheath branch with the Welling and East Wickham branch. The standard of the Bexleyheath branch is laid up in Christ Church Bexleyheath.
The new branch is not associated with a RBL Club and its main purpose has been and is fund raising and remembrance events together with promoting the RBL and parading the branch Standard at appropriate events including funerals.
The membership has slowly risen from about 30 to around 45. Membership of the RBL does not require previous military service and our membership reflects this. The diversity of our membership brings with it a range of skills and knowledge helping us to be a successful fund raising group. The dedication of a hard core of committee members together with some other wonderful volunteers allows us to collect considerable amounts of money for the Poppy Appeal.
Contrary to popular belief the Poppy Appeal runs all year, not just the fortnight before Remembrance . The Appeal runs from September to September and our efforts have resulted in an annual fund raise of just over £81,000 in the year 2018/19.
Details of our events are shown on the future events page.
We welcome new members so if you are interested please come along to one of our meetings and find out more about us. Details are shown on the next meeting tab to the left.
There are four Royal British Legion Branches in the London Borough of Bexley: Crayford Branch which is associated with a RBL Club in Iron Mill Lane, Thamesmead and Abbey wood and Sidcup and Footscray. A new branch has recently been formed in North Cray. You will often see our Standards paraded together at events such as the annual Civic Parade.