Branch of Royal British Legion preparing for double anniversary year
Plans by the Datchet Royal British Legion to celebrate their 90th birthday are well underway, the branch has told the Slough Observer.
The Legion was founded in 1924 and its anniversary will coincide with events to commemorate the 100th year since the beginning of the First World War.
On Saturday, March 22, the branch has organised a church service at St Mary’s Church in London Road, Datchet, and has plans for a re-enactment group to come to The Green and show what it was like for soldiers during the First World War.
Branch chairman, David Cannon, told the Slough Observer:
What we are planning to do is to have the World War One re-enactment to show the lifestyle of the soldiers and work with the parish council and local schools to bring the community together.
A celebrity cricket match as well as the Armed Forces day, Remembrance Sunday, and annual dinner dance will all go ahead as usual.
More information about the events will be released nearer to the time.
Datchet Royal British Legion meet on the first Sunday of each month at the Royal Stag pub in The Green.