The London Branch History
The London Branch of the Association was formed in 1995. Its aim is to reunite ex-serving soldiers of the regiment who generally live or work within the Greater London area. The branch is made up of ex-Regular and Territorial soldiers of all ranks.
It has a very busy annual Forecast of Events representing the Royal Green Jackets Association at many regimental services and parades. These include: the Queen Victoria Rifles/Kings Royal Rifle Corps/Rifle Brigade Memorial Service in Calais, France; the Royal Green Jackets Band Memorial Service in Regents Park; and the Remembrance Sunday Parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
The branch also organises many other events throughout the year such as our Veterans Lunch, Battlefield tours, mini reunions (Black Button Club), our annual Ladies Dinner Night, and at least one fundraising event. From our recent fundraising event held in November 2013, we raised £8,500.00 which was donated to the Rifles “Care for Casualties” Fund.
This brings the overall figure to £42,437.70 donated from the London Branch to regimental charities over the last six years.