12. Military Associations


The Royal British Legion / Topsham Branch
The Royal British Legion which was founded in 1921 provides financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces and their dependents. Nearly 10.5 million people are eligible for support and the Legion receives thousands of calls for help every year. Although the needs of the ex-Service people have changed over the years, we are still there to safeguard their welfare, interests and memory. British service people are in action around the world every day of the year. They know that if they need our support -now or in the future- the Legion will always be on active duty for them.

Membership of the Royal British Legion is open to those who are currently serving (whether regular or reserve), those who have served (including National Servicemen) and those who have not served but support the aims of the Legion. There is a very modest subscription.

The Topsham branch meets four times a year at the White Ensign Club in White Street and there are usually two social events each year. The Legion also organises the annual Service of Remembrance, the Topsham Poppy Appeal and other fund-raising events.

Contact: Major George Simey 01392 879135
e-mail: gsimey@blueyonder.co.uk




The White Ensign Club
Originally formed in 1949 for ex-naval personnel, this is now a members’ social club catering for people from all walks of life living in Topsham and the surrounding area. The club's premises in White Street offer a comfortable and well-stocked bar, skittle alley, pool table and dartboards.
Social activities such as meals and entertainment are organised according to demand.
Open: Friday and Saturday evening 7.30 pm to 11.00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday lunchtime 12 noon to 3.00 pm.
Members must be 18+ with applications for membership being addressed to: The Membership Secretary, Abbey Rooms, White Street,
Topsham, EX3 0AA,
Contact: Maria Billingsley 01392 677627
Website: http://topshamwhiteensign.blogspot.com/

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