Greetings

Following the sudden resignation of Murcia’s Branch 1st point of contact, Mr Bob Hurley, I had the honour of being asked to take over this role. I have graciously accepted and look forward to working with our members and the community of Murcia to enhance the lives of all our members, along with serving members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and their families. I served 30 years in the Royal Air Force reaching the rank of Sergeant before retiring to Camposol, Murcia, Spain in 2015.

I know there are many Veterans in the region and I encourage you to encourage them and all your friends to become members of our local Branch. Membership is open to all; there is no requirements to have served before becoming a member. You can be a voting member of up to 4 Branches, only having to pay membership fees once. (There is a small Branch fee for each Branch that you join).

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Bob Hurley for all his efforts in running the Branch. It is not an easy job, but is made easier with the help of our members and I am sure Bob passes his thanks on to you all for your support. If you are aware of any Veterans that may require some assistance, with their permission, please contact:

Branch Community Support & District North Welfare Caseworker Billie Graham-Thomas on:

murcia.bcs@rbl.community

Tel 0034 711 008 578 between 1000-1600hrs Mon-Fri

District North Community Support Officer Pamela Twissell-Cross on:

Spainnorth.communitysupport@rbl.community 

Tel 0034 676 451 780 between 0900-1400hrs Mon-Fri

Outside of these hours please contact the UK call centre 7 days a week 0800-2000hrs on (UK) 0044 (0) 2033 768 080 (full rate)

It is going to take a few days to get back up to speed and once I have caught up, we will be having a few get togethers and coffee mornings/afternoons, abiding by the current COVID-19 regulations.

If you would like to become a member, or if you would like to help in any capacity or just to find out a bit more about what we do please contact myself, Carl Thomas on:

murcia.chairman@rbl.community

The Branch Secretary, Lynn Symonds on:

Murcia.secretary@rbl.community

The Branch Community Support, Billie Graham-Thomas on: Murcia.bcs@rbl.community

Poppy Coordinator, Lesley Anderson, can also be contact through any of the above email addresses.

If you have any ideas for events, functions or fund raising we are more than happy to hear from you, especially as this year marks our Centennial.

Thank You

Carl Thomas 

Chairman Murcia Branch Royal British Legion Spain District North