A NORTH Wales branch of the Royal British Legion is set to celebrate a special milestone anniversary this weekend.

The Llangollen Branch of The Royal British Legion will be celebrating its centenary year on Saturday, February 17 with a short parade from Market Street at 11.45am, following the bus route to Parade Street and across Castle Street onto Bridge Street.

The parade will perform an ‘Eyes Right’ salute as it passes the cenotaph before heading to St Collen’s church for a short service of celebration.

There will be lunch and refreshments available at the RAFA Club following the service.

The Royal British Legion is an Armed Forces UK Charity helping members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.

There are approximately 2,500 branches across the UK that play a significant role in organising Remembrance Services and Poppy Appeals.


Chairman Major Mike Adams said: "Along with current branch members, and other services, we would be delighted to see as many armed forces veterans in attendance as possible.

"We’d love to see the local community come and join us in celebrating our 100th year in existence. If you can’t march, you can probably sing, so feel free to join us at the church and onto the RAFA Club."

For anyone who wishes to join in the celebrations, the event will commence at 11.30am on Market Street.