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List of Escapees from Jersey during the German Occupation, with photocopies of letters to the Societe Jersiaise from escapees or their relatives, giving details of the escapes. Compiled by the Societe Jersiaise for the German Occupation Musuem at Le Hougue Bie, June 1948.
L/D/67 Royal British Legion - Jersey Branch. The Royal British Legion was founded on 15th May 1921, as an organisation dedicated to assisting ex-servicemen and their families after the First World War. It began as a merger of four existing organisations: The Comrades of The Great War; The National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers; The National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers; and the Officers' Association. Earl Haig was one of the founders of the Legion, and President until his death. The British Legion campaigns for and promotes the welfare and interests of current and former members of the British Armed Forces, and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Services. It was granted it's Royal Charter on 29th May 1971 which gave the Legion its 'Royal' prefix. The Jersey Branch of the Royal British Legion was founded in 1923. A meeting of ex-servicemen had been held at the Stag Hotel, Jersey, on November 20th 1922, chaired bty Lt. Colonel W.A. Stocker. Twenty men became members, and Lt. Col. Stocker was appointed to the post of Chairman, with His Excellency Sir Douglas Smith as the first President. The Jersey Branch was accepted by the Legion's Headquarters in London in 1923. During the Occupation years from 1940 to 1945, the Jersey Branch of the Legion continued to function. Reference - L/D/67A1/1 has the minutes of the first meetings of the Jersey Branch of the Legion. »
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