About

Liphook Royal British Legion is a Sub-Branch of the Headley & District Branch of the Royal British Legion.  The Liphook Sub Branch is active throughout the year holding regular social and fundraising events.

Liphook RBL

For many years the chairman was Lt Col (Ret) James Jack supported by his wife Ann.  However, in 2018 Col Sean Brady became the new chairman. The Liphook Royal British Legion currently has over 25 active members, but it is always looking for new members.

Canada Day

The branch supports the annual Canada Day Commemoration held at Bramshott Church.  During World War 1 and World War 2, thousands of Canadian soldiers were stationed in and around Bramshott and Liphook.  Over 318 remain, buried in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Bramshott.  The Bramshott War memorial covers Bramshott and Liphook. The memorial stands in the grounds of St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Bramshott. It takes the form of a floriated Latin cross on a square shaft and cruciform plinth that bears the names and inscription. There are 47 names for World War 1 and 25 for World War 2.

Remembrance

The Legion advocates a specific type of Remembrance connected to the British Armed Forces, those who were killed, those who fought with them and alongside them. Since the Second World War, the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces have fought in numerous conflicts around the world, from colonial unrest to the fight against terrorism. In September 1939, just 21 years after the end of the First World War, a second global war began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. The Royal British Legion remembers the First World War (1914–18) as one of the most significant conflicts of the 20th century, with its impact still being felt today.