This latest missive from the Royal British Legion has really caused confusion. We had bid for the association and the 13 members who had put their names in through Bill Sherman should have received and invitation already from the RBL via the Association Chairman
For a belt and braces measure we would suggest you follow the link and re-register You never know you may even get a ticket for the wife.
The Royal British Legion launched its accreditation and registration for its Op Banner 50 event at the National Memorial Arboretum on 14th August 2019 in March this year.
Following feedback from Associations, we have decided to amend the registration process minimise the administrative burden for Associations and allow better outreach to eligible individuals.
When registering their interest, individuals will be asked for their full name, email and relevant Service Association, and will be sent a registration link via the existing Association accreditation portal.
Associations will still have access to their account and will still be able issue invites, should they wish to do so. Association are encouraged to log in to their account to monitor registrations for their accounts.
Upon registration, individuals will also be asked to provide basic details of service, dates served in Northern Ireland, service number and rank.
As before, invitations are currently restricted to one per person. Two representatives from families of British Armed Forces and Civilian service personnel killed as a result of operations in Northern Ireland or paramilitary actions in other countries will be eligible to attend.
We kindly ask Associations to promote the event on all their channels including newsletters, website, Facebook, Twitter and mailings. Please check out the Royal British Legion's Facebook Page for updates. If you have any queries or need help promoting the event please contact the Commemorative Events Team.
Association Standard Bearers
Association Standards are invited to represent their regiment at the event. Please contact the Commemorative Events Team if you wish register a Standard Bearer.
Host activity at your memorial at the NMA
There is still an opportunity for units and Associations with memorials at the Arboretum to host their own activity. Associations intending to take advantage of this opportunity are asked to register their intent with the Arboretum directly: www.thenma.org.uk/events-at-the-arboretum/op-banner-50-register-your-event/
Please note all people attending the memorial or representing the Standard will also need to register for the event
We encourage all associations to leads to read our events FAQs available on our website