Havant marks 100th anniversary of 'invaluable' Royal British Legion
TRIBUTES have been paid to an armed forces charity as it marked its centenary.
A special service marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion’s creation was staged at St Faith's Church in Havant.
The ceremony was attended by Alan Mak, the town’s MP, and members of the Havant branch of the RBL.
Mr Mak laid a wreath honouring the charity, which was set up to support military personnel and their families following the horrors of the First World War.
The Havant branch of the legion was formed in 1924 and is based at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club in Brockhampton Lane.
Paying tribute to the charity, Mr Mak said: ‘As the vice president of the Havant branch of the Royal British Legion, I was honoured to lay a wreath at the Havant War Memorial to mark the centenary of its creation.
‘The support and care that the Royal British Legion gives to our armed service veterans is invaluable.’