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Mayor Attends Remembrance Torch Relay Service

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Photo of Torch Relay Service at Hailsham War Memorial on 25 August 2021 

The Mayor of Hailsham and other Town Council members attended the Royal British Legion’s Sussex County Torch Relay Service, which was held at the Hailsham War Memorial this morning [Wednesday 25 August] and attended by veterans and members of the public.

The event was held to commemorate 100 years’ service of the Royal British Legion, passing on the torch of remembrance from one generation to another to ensure that the Royal British Legion continues for another 100 years. The Hailsham & District branch hosted this leg of the Sussex County Remembrance Torch Relay.

The Royal British Legion commemorated the 100th Anniversary of its formation on 15th May, and the Sussex County Remembrance Team have organised, with the help of some of the local branches including Hailsham & District, an ‘RBL 100 Torch Relay’. This will take place this week and finish on Saturday.

“The Torch Relay service is an opportunity and a time for us to reflect and remember not only the fallen and the sacrifices made both in the past and in current conflicts, but also the Royal British Legion itself,” said Town Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook, who attended the service along with other Town Council members.

“We should all do our best to acknowledge and appreciate the achievements of RBL volunteers, members and fundraisers over the last century, and take the time to pay tribute to them.”

“It was a privilege to be able to support The Royal British Legion in marking their achievements at this event.”

Statement from the Royal British Legion website: “For 100 years the Royal British Legion has been supported by a network that shares our passion for bringing people together to support, commemorate and celebrate our Armed Forces community.

As we reflect on our achievements over the last century, we pay tribute to the volunteers, members, fundraisers, and partner organisations who are at the heart of everything we do.”

If you would like to be part of the the Royal British Legion Hailsham & District activities, please contact the branch secretary, Steve Leonard by email:

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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