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What Remembrance means to me

Remembrance crosses, stars, crescents etcRemembrance means different things to different people. As an organisation, the Legion reflects a specific type of Remembrance connected to the British Armed Forces, those who were killed, those who fought with them and alongside them, in conflicts past and present and all those affected by war.

It can be individual or collective, public or private, part of a formal commemorative event or something much less formal.

This includes injured Service men and women and their families, those with invisible injuries but whose lives, and those of their families, are still affected.

It also includes those who survived and returned from a tour of duty last week and those that left active service 70 years ago…and their families.

The real meaning of Remembrance is more than just pinning on a poppy. It strikes a greater chord, especially with those who've been touched by war and their families. These are their stories and what Remembrance means to them.

Bob Darby

Bob DarbyBob was born into a Service family, joined the TA aged 18 and later the Parachute Regiment.

He served in Northern Ireland in 1980 and in 1982 took part in the Falklands War where his unit came under the 3 Commando (Marines) Brigade - their job was to re-occupy the islands and remove the Argentinian enemy from British soil.

Click here to read more about his story and what Remembrance means to him.

Aron Shelton

Aron SheltonAron Shelton, Army veteran from Afghanistan, was seriously injured in 2007, had his left leg amputated in 2008 whilst his right leg remains permanently damaged.

Aron lives near Hull, is a member of RBL Riders Branch and the proud owner of a poppy-decorated Harley Davison.

Click here to read more about his story and what Remembrance means to him.

Kirianne Curley

Kirianne Curley headshotKirianne was married to Stephen Curley, Royal Marine. Stephen was killed in May 2010 when their son William was only 17 weeks old.

Stephen and Kirianne met on a platform at Exeter train station in 2006 the day he got back from a tour of Afghanistan and got chatting.

Click here to more read about her story and what Remembrance means to her.


David Monksfield

David MonksfieldDavid was born in 1922 and grew up in Bethnall Green, Dagenham and Stepney with his three sisters and brother.

Throughout his life, he has been affected by conflict - his childhood shadowed by his father's experiences in the First World War, then his own direct involvement in the Second World War and now his granddaughter's husband is a Serviceman who has been on tour in Afghanistan.

Click here to read more about his story and what Remembrance means to him.

George Broomhead

George and LettyGeorge Broomhead is a Royal Navy WWII Veteran who served in the Malta Convoys and throughout WW2. He lives in Liverpool with wife Letty and family.

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George Taylor

George Taylor George Taylor, 13, along with his parents Dave and Cherry and younger sister Katie, have been long-term supporters of The Royal British Legion.

Unlike many boys his age George is not only interested in veterans' issues but campaigns relentlessly on their behalf, with enthusiasm and consistency.

Click here to read more about his story and what Remembrance means to him.

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