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<br /> T H E R O YA L B R I T I S H<br /> LEGION<br /> JUNE 2019<br /> Welcome<br /> our first<br /> female<br /> Chairman<br /> YOUR INVITATION TO<br /> USE THE ROYAL BRITISH<br /> LEGION’S FREE WILL<br /> WRITING SERVICE<br /> Protect your family’s future for FREE.<br /> Keeping an up-to-date Will is the only way to take<br /> care of your family if you’re no longer there. It is<br /> The Royal British Legion’s pleasure to help members<br /> of the Service community do this by offering you<br /> a FREE Will Writing service.<br /> You do not have to include the Legion in your Will to<br /> use this service but if you do decide to leave a legacy<br /> to the Legion you’ll be playing a crucial role in protecting<br /> those in need within the Armed Forces community.<br /> Even a small portion of your Estate could help us provide<br /> everything from home adaptations for an injured veteran<br /> like Mark Stonelake to specialist dementia care in one<br /> of our<a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=1"> T H E R O YA L B R I T I S H LEGION JUNE 2019 </a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 2" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=2"> YOUR INVITATION TO USE THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION’S</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 3" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=3"> WELCOME MY FIRST LETTER AS CHAIRMAN As I co</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 4" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=4"> ON THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NORMANDY LANDINGS </a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 5" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=5"> JUNE 2019 CONTENTS REGULARS 6 News 59 Reunions 6</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 6" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=6"> NEWS A R O U N D - 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This yea</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 32" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=32"> THE PLANE Colin Cottle (left), Chairman of The Br</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 33" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=33"> BERLIN BLOCKADE 70 THE MECHANIC Peter Birbeck w</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 34" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=34"> U F W · · · · · nique Healthy Meals Service M</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 35" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=35"> BERLIN BLOCKADE 70 THE AIR-TRAFFIC OPERATOR Leadi</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 36" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=36"> BERLIN BLOCKADE 70 PASSING THE BATON The event i</a> <a title="Legion magazine, June issue page 37" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e8e6b8f9?page=37"> Get your FREE Guide today! 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