Royal British Legion Hayes (Kent)
14 Station Hill, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7DJ - Telephone 020-8462-1723
Welcome to the Royal British Legion Hayes (Kent) Website
To All Members,
The Club has been Closed since December, Due to the New Government Guidelines for easing the Covid-19 Restrictions, the Club is now open, Please click on Details for full details of Easing Restrictions from Monday 19th July
The Club is Continuing to offer Sky & BT Sports, please Click on Sport Update to see details
New Weekend Closing times from 25th June will be Friday and Saturday 11.00pm and Sunday 10.30pm
The Royal British Legion Centenary was on Saturday 15th May, the Branch committee celebrated this with a Service at the Hayes War Memorial at 3.00pm, please click on the Centenary link above to see full details of the event.
Membership Joining Details
Membership is open to everyone over the age of 18 whether you are Ex Service or not, membership consists of being a member of the Royal British Legion, then becoming a member of RBL Hayes (Kent) Club Ltd.
Those wishing to join the Hayes Royal British Legion and Club should E-mail their Name, full Address and Phone Number to Secretary@rblhayes.co.uk Alternatively by attending the Club and entering their names in the book held behind the bar.
We have a very friendly Club and Bar
regular events held at the club go to
Club Bar & Events Page above.
To see a diary of other events and entertainments go to Club & Branch Diary Page above
Defibrillator Installed at the Royal British Legion Hayes (
A defibrillator has been installed outside the
Royal British Legion Club in Station Hill, ,
we have been accredited by the London Ambulance Service as an Official
Defibrillator Site, click on NHS London to see certificate
, we have been accredited by the London Ambulance Service as an Official Defibrillator Site, click on NHS London to see certificate
This defibrillator has been funded from a legacy left to the Club by James Teakle, a long standing member who passed away last year.
James was a committed member of both the Club and St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, and his wish was that the legacy should be used for the benefit of members and the local community in which he had lived for many years.
It was felt that the provision of a defibrillator is a fitting tribute and reminder of his generosity.
Hayes Branch of the Royal British Legion was founded in 1933, and held
its first meetings in the New Inn. Our premises at 14 Station Hill, were
purchased in 1934: the £500 required for the purchase being loaned to
the branch by five local businessmen. The building, a semi-detached
bungalow, was one of three built in the 1880’s for senior employees of
the Star brewery, which then stood in Bourne Way, opposite Station Approach.
The address at that time was
Whilst there is no record of when the Club, which is the social arm of the Branch, came into being, it was almost certainly sometime in 1934. The Club, which was smaller in those days than it is today, was frequented during the war by Canadian troops who manned the anti-aircraft guns on Hayes Common, there was also a field telephone link between the Club and the gun site.
Today there are over 750 members, more than at any time in our history, ranging in age from late teens to late 90s. The Branch raises a considerable sum each year for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, money that continues to be needed as much today as ever, in aid of ex service men and women.
The Last Post Bugle Call
First published and played in the 1790s, the Last Post was one of many bugle calls used by the British Army. These calls were used to help soldiers keep track of time when living in encampments.
Its was first used at a Military Funeral with words Added in 1862, to see the history of its first use at a military funeral, Please click on Last Post, This was researched and sent in by our Club President Derek Goodman
RBL Hayes Website
This Website has been redesigned and updated and will be kept up to date regularly, It is intended to enlarge the site to include all the activities to be enjoyed at the Royal British Legion Hayes (Kent) Branch and Club, It is also intended to include news items of past and future Legion events and activities.
If any members who have any suggestions for improving this website or have any additional information you would like to see added to the website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The contents of this website will be approved by the committee.
This Page Last Updated 3rd July 2021