Royal British Legion Hayes (Kent)

14 Station Hill, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7DJ - Telephone 020-8462-1723

   

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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.

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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

To see 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

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Defibrillator Installed at the Royal British Legion Hayes (Kent) Club

         

A defibrillator has been installed outside the Royal British Legion Club in Station Hill, Hayes, BR2 7DJ for the use of anyone in the community in need of such equipment, 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.

Stuart Whitehead Secretary - June 2016

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Branch History

The 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 1880s for senior employees of the Star brewery, which then stood in Bourne Way, opposite Station Approach. The address at that time was 4 Hillside Lane. What is now the front of the building was, in those days, the back. The adjoining bungalow was acquired in 1987, allowing the club to be extended, and to provide accommodation for the steward at the time.

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.

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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

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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 wh.filby@gmail.com

The contents of this website will be approved by the committee.


     This Page Last Updated 3rd July 2021