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70th Anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade

The Royal British Legion will be marking the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade by holding an event on Sunday 12th May at Imperial War Museum Duxford for Youth groups, Veterans and guests. The event will include an interactive activities morning as well as a lunch reception to honour the veterans service and heroism.

The morning will include a flight simulator for guests to take off/land a plane over Berlin, a VR session of the Lancaster Bomber 360 experience of Berlin Blitz and the opportunity to explore the museum and its numerous aircraft, many of which are of significance to the Berlin Airlift.  There will also be a Lunch Reception and the chance to view the concurrent commemoration in Berlin at Tempelhof Airport.

Registration for this event has now opened and the link can be found below. Please select the number of tickets that you require for your group and do share this information with other groups that you think may be interested.

Berlin Blockade 70th Anniversary

The Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948–12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. At one minute after midnight on 12 May 1949, the Soviets lifted their barricades and restored access to West Berlin.  A British convoy immediately drove through, and the first train from the West reached Berlin at 5:32 that morning. The Royal British Legion will be organising an event at the IWM Duxford on Sunday 12 May 2019 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade. Our event, which we encourage youth groups to attend, will include a number of activities as well as provide an opportunity for groups to meet veterans and hear their stories. There will also be an opportunity to view concurrent events running in Berlin to mark the 70th Anniversary. Further information and timings will be sent out towards the end of April. If you have any further queries please email

Timings for the event can be found below:


Youth group arrival, Registration and Welcome


Activities begin






Veteran, Tea & Coffee on arrival


Activities end


Lunch available veterans and youth groups


Ceremony/Berlin Service screening



*Timings are subject to change.

Welcome Bishop Visitor to the Brigade

I am writing to introduce myself as Bishop Visitor to the Brigade.

This is a new post, and its purpose is to enable spiritual and strategic support to the Brigade. As a serving diocesan bishop, I can represent the Brigade effectively to the Church of England in order to raise our profile and support our life as an organisation. I can work to ensure a strong and healthy relationship between the Church of England and the Brigade. And I can support and guide the Staff Chaplain, and a new Brigade Chaplain whom we will need to recruit and appoint, in their work of pastoral care.

What do I bring to this role? I am Bishop of the Isle of Man (‘Sodor and Man’ is the historic title, referring to the ‘Sodorensis’ of the Norse period, essentially the Hebrides, which used to be part of the Diocese). So, while that may occasionally make travel difficult, it also gives me a geographical independence! I have been in post here since September 2017, before which:

- I was assistant priest in the Parish of St Martin, Ruislip, Middlesex, from 1989 until 1992.

- I married Gail in 1992, and our first married home was an Army barracks in Germany.

- I was a chaplain in the British Army from 1992 until 2017.

In those 25 years, Gail and I lived in many different places, including England and Germany, Northern Ireland and Scotland and Wales, and I served with infantry regiments, a Mechanised Brigade, an Air Assault Brigade, an Armoured Division, and eventually the Army Headquarters. I accompanied soldiers on military operations in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

I was not a member of CLCGB in my younger life, but I hope and believe that I have experience which will now be beneficial and supportive in identifying the next chapters in the life of the Brigade. Further, as a Bishop of the Church of England, I can ensure that the Brigade remains visibly and meaningfully on the radar of my colleagues and the wider national Church. Finally, and as importantly as anything else, I will pray for you, and I invite your prayers for me also as I begin to engage with this new role.

With best wishes and prayers and greetings in Christ,

+ Peter

The Rt Revd PA Eagles Bishop of Sodor and Man

A Christmas Message from National Headquarters

A Christmas Message from all at National Headquarters.

Thank you for everything you continue to do in your companies, battalions, regiments and nationally. 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carnmoney Parish Church CLCGB Success

The CLB started in Carnmoney Parish Church in 1925, being officially enrolled in February 1926. Our CGB was started in 1992 and is run as a separate unit. They have been through ups and downs like everywhere else. In the mid 1990s, Carnmoney CLB and CGB together returned a strength of 119 members. We had a Band and were very successful at Brigade competitions.

Little more than five years ago the CLB had three lads and the CGB had five girls. However, the leaders were not discouraged and worked hard to provide a meaningful programme. As you can see from the photograph, the Brigade in Carnmoney has had a revival and our strength – Officers, Lads and Girls – is now almost 40 members. We have a new minister, Rev Andy Heber, who is keen to work with the CLCGB and help it prosper.

Johnny Conn