The London Branch History - 23rd Anniversary Year
The London Branch of the Royal Green Jackets Association was founded in 1995. Its aim is to reunite ex-serving soldiers of the regiment who generally live or work within the Greater London area. It’s members are made up of ex-Regular and Territorial/Reserve soldiers of all ranks.
The branch 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 and Rifle Brigade Memorial Service in Calais, the Royal Green Jackets Band Memorial Service in Regents Park; the Field of Remembrance Parade at the gardens of Westminster Abbey, 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), tonight's occasion; our annual Ladies Dinner Night, and at least one fundraising event. From our recent fundraising events held in 2014 - 2015, we raised £10,000. which was donated to the RGJ Museum’s Waterloo Appeal Fund, for the commissioning of a new painting to mark the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, from fundraising events in 2016 £3,000 for the cost of a regimental paving stone containing the regimental cap badge which represents our regiment on the newly built Heroes Square memorial at the National Arboretum, and regular donations to the KRRC Cadets. This brings the overall figure of £57,000.00 donated from the London Branch to regimental charities over the last nine years.
|President||Colonel George Smythe OBE|