Dear Member Organisations,


I have been asked by the Secretary General, who is currently overseas, to circulate the following message:


The Duke of York has withdrawn from Royal Duties for the foreseeable future.  As a result, and in line with our Articles of Association, General the Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO has been appointed Interim Grand President of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League.  Our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, has been informed of the change.



With very best wishes,




Colonel Nigel Dransfield

Financial Controller

Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League

Tel No: 020 3207 2410


Haig House

199 Borough High Street



DEC has approved the wearing of a special pin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII as an optional item on Legion dress, effective now until 31 Dec 20.  It will be worn on the blazer’s right lapel, with the “We Support Our Troops” pin.


Notice will be circulated in the February branch newsletter, to be emailed 10 Feb 20. 


This year, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War (the Legion does not commemorate anniversaries of the start of wars).  It was felt that with the declining number of Second World War Veterans within our membership, and the country, this would be a special tribute by every Legionnaire to remember those who fought and fell, as well as to honour those who are still with us; We Will Remember Them.