Annual General Meeting of Royal British Legion Branch and Poppy Appeal launch

THE Annual General Meeting of the Ballycastle Branch of the Royal British
Legion has taken place in the Parish Centre, Ballycastle.

The Chairman welcomed the President, guest speaker and members.

The Chairman reminded, members present of the Annual Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorial on the Sunday 10th November, starting at 10.45, muster at 10.30.

A Service of Remembrance at the Bonamargy War Graves would follow.

The Chairman invited all members of the branch to attend.

A special invitation was extended to the community to join in Remembrance
Services and to remember those from Ballycastle and hinterland who gave
their lives for liberty.

In the evening a Service of Remembrance will take place in St James’s
Parish Church Ballycastle at 7 o’clock, and again community representatives and the public are invited to attend.

At the meeting the Branch launched its Poppy Appeal and the Chairman,
Poppy Appeal Organiser and members thank the public and those who support the Poppy Appeal year on year.

That continued support is very much appreciated, they said.

On Armistice Day on Monday 11th November at 11 o’clock a silence will be held at the War Memorial and the community are very welcome.

The Rathlin Island Remembrance is on the Sunday 17th November, followed
by wreath laying at the War Graves of sailors and at sea to commemorate the sailors who lost their lives on board HMS Drake and HMS Brisk torpedoed and mined on 2nd October 1917 during the First World War.

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