Warkworth and Amble Royal British Legion

June Watson and Edith Hunter.
June Watson and Edith Hunter.

BIRTHDAY FLOWERS: Warkworth and Amble Royal British Legion member Edith Hunter was presented with flowers to mark her 90th birthday.

Edith, who lives in Amble, is also a member of The North East and Newcastle WAAF Association, which meets each month at St Andrew’s Church, Gallowgate, Newcastle.

Edith signed on in 1942 during the Second World War as a WAAF, manning the telephone and tannoy at RAF Leuchars, Fife, and then on attachment to RAF Tain (Ross & Cromarty) in readiness for D Day.

In September 1944, she was posted to RAF Silloth, Cumberland. In 1945 Edith was posted to RAF Kinloss and demobbed in September 1946.

Warkworth and Amble Royal British Legion meets in the British Legion Room, at Warkworth War Memorial Hall, Castle Street, Warkworth, bi-monthly on a Thursday evening at 7pm and has guest speakers at most meetings.

And its membership is growing.

Why not come along and join or register to be a Poppy Appeal Collector as the branch is desperately needing more collectors in the Warkworth and Amble areas this year. Register, even if you can only manage to collect in your own street.

Call 07785 753100 for more information about the branch.

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion, as well as the 90th anniversary of the branch in Warkworth.

The branch will celebrate this at the 9am service at St Lawrence Church, Warkworth, on Sunday, June 26, where 90th year and Commander A Collier of the Royal Naval Reserves at HMS Calliope, Newcastle, will give an address, while representatives from the Regt of Fusiliers and RAF Boulmer, and Amble Army Cadet Force will also be in attendance.

The Royal British Legion was formed on May 15, 1921 bringing together four national organisations for ex-Service personnel after the Great War of 1914–18 and granted Royal status in 1971.

This 90th year is a year of celebration as we look forward to the next 90 years.

See the events calendar for more information on the website by visiting www.britishlegion.org.uk and you can now join online.

You do not need to be ex-service to be a member.

The target this year is to raise £90 million.

On Thursday, May 19, at 7pm, there will be a fund-raising concert at St Nicholas’ Cathedral, Newcastle, with music from the Royal Marines Band.