Legion wants to appoint new standard bearer

SIR - The expression flying the flag is often heard; I wonder if any readers have ever considered carrying one? The Barnstaple branch of the Royal British Legion wants to recruit a standard bearer to carry the Legion s flag at official occasions (about

SIR - The expression "flying the flag" is often heard; I wonder if any readers have ever considered carrying one? The Barnstaple branch of the Royal British Legion wants to recruit a standard bearer to carry the Legion's flag at official occasions (about six a year), the most important of which is the Remembrance Sunday commemoration. There are optional extra parades across Devon.

The RBL safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces - not just during the two World Wars, but also the many conflicts since 1945. The Legion is recognised as the custodian of Remembrance and runs the annual Poppy Appeal.

Potential standard bearers need to be fit and have a smart appearance. They would need to be able to travel under their own volition. Uniform can be provided by the Branch and training arranged as necessary.

If anyone is interested, please contact our branch President, Ken Hartnoll, on (01271) 374887, for a no-obligation chat.

Mike Morgan,

Vice-Chairman,

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Barnstaple Branch,

Royal British Legion.

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