Staple is a small village situated in the East of Kent with a population of about 450. Despite its size it supports a thriving branch of The Royal British Legion. The membership is made up of both male and female veterans of the three armed services together with the Merchant Marine and those who have no service connection but who support the aims of the Legion.
The work of The Royal British Legion, often referred to as the second and unseen Social Service, is based on the Four Pillars of: Health & Welfare, Comradeship, Representation and Remembrance.
The Branch meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month as it has done since it was founded in 1926.
Meetings are as much social occasions as business and alternate months we have a speaker. Additionally, we have other social events – a Summer Barbeque, occasional luncheons and dinners and we attend numerous other village and inter-branch events.
With the Centenary of World War 1 in focus, the Staple Branch, together with other supporters, created a Garden of Remembrance, landscaping a derelict site opposite our Village Hall and planting nine Silver Birch trees to honour the Lost Sons of Staple. A commemorative event was held in the Village Hall profiling the lives and deaths of these young men who were not to return to their homes in Staple.
Why not become a member yourself? A warm welcome awaits you – remember – you do not have to have been a member of HM Forces to join. Please see our Contact Page for when and where we meet.
We are pleased to announce we are now affiliated with 8th Deal Wingham Scouts, find out more about it on our Youth Affiliation page.