Awards 2017

Winners and runners-up of the awards and cups presented during the The Royal British Legion Annual Conference.

Standard bearers

Elms Cup - National Youth Standard Bearer – Ellie Park, Northern Ireland

Ken Furniss Shield - Deputy National Standard Bearer – David Folder, Wales

Ashwanden Cup - National Standard Bearer - Norman Espie, Northern Ireland District

Recruitment / membership

Knox Shield
This is awarded to an organisation or group for their commitment and willingness to work collaboratively with our local Membership, greatly increasing awareness of our Services provided under BCS.

Runner Up Certificate: The Isle of Wight County

Winner: Greater Manchester County

Downing Shield
This is awarded to an individual member who is recognised to have played an important part in the delivery of BCS, with a view to greatly improve the Legion’s support provided to our Beneficiaries.

Runner Up Certificate: Sussex County

Winner: Dorset County

McCrae shield
This is awarded at Annual Conference to an Overseas Branch which during the year has made the most progress and is of a high standard of efficiency

Runner Up Certificate: Marbella Branch

Winner: Chonburi Branch

Churchill Shield

This is awarded to a National Branch which during the year has made the most progress and is of a high standard of efficiency.

Runner Up Certificate: Cyclists Branch

Winner: South African Branch

Jellicoe Cup
This is awarded to a Branch in recognition of their sterling efforts, enthusiasm and determination to further the aims of The Royal British Legion by increasing the visibility of the services and actively supporting our Beneficiaries under the Branch Community Support scheme.

Runner Up Certificate: Granby Barnstone Branch

Winner: Royton Branch

Jellicoe Shield
This is awarded to a large branch with the best record for increased membership during the previous 3 years

Runner Up Certificate: Oldbury Branch

Winner: Wool Branch

Poppy Appeal

Bucher Trophy
This is awarded to the officially recognised Royal British Legion Club which, during the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, donates to the Poppy Appeal the greatest sum per club member.

Winner: No Applications

Noel Rogers Trophy (Overseas Branches)

This is awarded to the officially recognised Royal British Legion Branch which, during the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, donates to the Poppy Appeal the greatest sum per club/branch member (Ordinary, Women’s Section and Associate Membership categories).

Runner Up Certificate: Ypres Branch

Winner: Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch

Hughes Trophy
This is awarded to the County obtaining the best percentage increase per capita to the Poppy Appeal for the current year

Runner Up Certificate: Bedfordshire County

Winner: South East Wales County

Poppy Appeal Trophy  
This is awarded to the County with the highest per capita figure for the Poppy Appeal based on the latest census of population returns

Runner Up: Herefordshire County

Winner: Isle of Man County

Progress and efficiency

Ian Hamilton Cup
This is awarded to a club for making significant efforts in furthering the charitable objectives of the RBL, showing good and effective general managements and or significantly developing the club.

Winner: Knowle RBL Club Ltd.

Lewis Shield
This is awarded to a Legion Member with a disability who by leadership and guidance has provided substantial inspiration for other Legion members.

Winner
No Applications

Maurice Challenge Cup
This is awarded to the County/District which during the year has made the most progress and is of a high standard of efficiency.

Runner Up Certificate: Northern Ireland District

Winner: Essex County

Lister Cup
This is awarded to a Branch with up to and including 50 members which during the year has made the most progress and is of a high standard of efficiency

Runner Up Certificate: Hopton and District Branch

Winner: Ross on Wye Branch

Haig Cup
This is awarded to a Branch with more than 50 members which during the year has made the most progress and is of a high standard of efficiency.

Runner UpHadleigh Branch

Winner: Felixstowe Branch

Chairman’s Award
This is a personal award from the National Chairman to a member who has provided outstanding service to The Royal British Legion

Winner: Bedford Family

National Certificate of Appreciation
This is the highest honour the Legion can bestow on a member. It may be awarded to a member who has made a conspicuous contribution to the Legion at any level for a period of at least twelve years: 

Awarded to: Samuel Elder, Lawrence Powers, Brian Tyrrell