Patron Her Majesty The Queen

The Royal British Legion
Neil Pavitt
District Parade Marshall

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2017 Poppy Appeal Launch, Benidorm – Friday 27th October
This year’s Royal British Legion, Poppy Appeal Launch will be held in Benidorm. The parade commences at 12pm from Av. Mediterraneo and along the seafront to the roundabout. This is a really big day for the RBL District North Spain and the Murcia Branch. The Mayor of Benidorm and the Civil Authorities have granted the same level of support and co-operation as they did last year when approximately 3,000 people lined the route. It is anticipated that the 2017 Poppy Launch Appeal, will provide a great spectacle and excellent promotion of The Royal British Legion in Spain.

Launch Ceremony
The march will be followed by a Static Launch Ceremony in a staged area at Rincon/Almetta del Mar in the presence of:

Presidente Alcalde SR
D. Antonio Perez-Perez
Defence Attache, Captain Mark Fieldsend, RN
British Consul in Alicante, SRA Sarah Jane Morris
National Vice Chairman, Una Clemenson
Chairman, RBL (DNS), Don Cubbon
President, RBL Spain District North, Nigel Hamilton-Hails
Secretary (DNS), Chris Wyatt
Poppy Appeal Co-coordinator, Robin Hargrave
Tourism Officer

The Launch Ceremony will conclude with a formal thank you, where official guests and ticket holders will be invited to lunch.

Spectators, visitors and guests that wish to have lunch must book at the contact details below, quoting ‘Lunch for the RBL Poppy Appeal Launch’, (3 course buffet without drinks 15€). Payment can be made in full at the restaurant on the day.

Hotel Nereo (Andrea) 965 850 707

RBL Murcia Branch
This is the first year that the RBL Murcia Branch will be on parade and marching and our new Standard will be on parade with Bill Webb our Standard Bearer. We would really like as many of our members to attend and support the Poppy Appeal Launch, which is the most important time of year for the RBL and thousands of euros are raised to support our serving military personnel and veterans.

Please let us know if a minibus or coach was put on, (with the costs equally split for all passengers), you would be more likely to attend​.

If you require any more information, please contact Lynn at

Murcia Branch Quiz & Raffle Night – Saturday 2nd September
This will be held at the Bombay Indian Restaurant in Calasparra. 7pm for 7.30pm.
Entry 2€ per person (max 4 people per team)
All you can eat buffet 8€
Contact to register a team of 4