Binfield Club

Officers of the British Legion, Binfield Branch :

Bill Holmes - President
Bob Privett - Chairman
Miriam Barker - Hon. Treasurer
Denise Fuller - Hon. Secretary


Dates for Branch Meetings in 2004:

28th January
26th May
28th July
27th October (AGM)

Dates for Committee Meetings in 2004

5th May
7th July
6th October

Should you wish to become a member of the Binfield branch of the British Legion, the Secretary would be delighted to hear from you - Tel: 01344 426885


In Flanders' Fields
John McCrae, 1915

In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders' fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders' Fields.

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the First World War ended. Civilians wanted to remember the people who had given their lives for peace and freedom. An American War Secretary, Moina Michael, inspired by John McCrae's poem, began selling poppies to friends to raise money for the ex-Service community. And so the tradition began.
Remembrance Day - Tuesday 11 November2003
with grateful thanks to John Carter for suppling the photos




Remembrance Sunday - 9 November 2003