Tenbury Wells Branch

The Branch is proud of its several members who saw service in the Second World War. There are a number who have been involved in the conflicts since. It should never be forgotten that every year since the end of the Second World War, with the exception of 1968, a British service man or woman has lost their life in action.

Whilst most members were conscripts, the Branch has a number of members who were Regular service personnel.
The Branch Welfare Case Officer, Richard Fox was a Major in the Worcestershire Regiment serving for 35 years, during which time he saw service in both the Near East and Far East.

Another Regular was Lieutenant Colonel Jim Keating, OBE who served in both the Black Watch and Royal Army Ordnance Corps for 36 years. As well as being a member of the Branch, he is a Trustee of BLESMA (British Limbless ex Servicemen's Association) and Chairman of their West Midlands Area. During his career he saw service in Cyprus, Hong Kong, Germany and Canada. Jim is also Chairman of the West Midlands Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee.

A complete record of Tenbury Wells military history is included in the book "For Sovereign and Country", which as well as recording details of more than two hundred men from the Branch Area who have given their lives for their Country, tells the stories of other Branch members who survived. The book is obtainable from the Branch Treasurer and all proceeds are donated to the Poppy Appeal
Whilst, originally, the British Legion was open only to ex – service personnel we are pleased to welcome all who share our objectives.