Freedom of the Borough for Royal British Legions
All seven branches to be honoured at ceremony next month
Hounslow Council has announced that all seven local branches of the Royal British Legion (RBL) will be receiving Freedom of the Borough.
The Freedom of the Borough is the highest honour the Council can confer on an individual or organisation, and is recognition of the tireless community service undertaken by all Royal British Legion branches locally.
Recipients will be invited to a special convening of the Hounslow Borough Council where they will be recognised for their work, service and dedication for the Borough in the presence of Local Councillors, including the Hounslow Mayor, on Tuesday 4 April at 7:30pm in the Lampton Park Conference Centre.
Chiswick Councillor Robert Oulds welcomed the announcement saying, “I am immensely proud and grateful that this long overdue honour is now bestowed on all branches of the Royal British Legion in and around Hounslow.
“This is an organisation established to help the welfare of ex-Servicemen. The RBL are also custodians of the nation’s Remembrance services; and they also organise and run the annual Poppy Appeal which raises funds for the aid of our soldiers, sailors and airmen and women as well as their dependents.
Councillor Robert Oulds is a longstanding Standard Bearer and Treasurer for the Chiswick branch of the Royal British Legion. He is also a Military Historian having written about Chiswick resident Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
March 11, 2017