As the club members are scattered around the Solent area can I urge you all to approach your local Royal British Legion Branch and volunteer the services of yourself and your vehicle for the Saturdays leading up to November 11th? I have done it and will be on Hayling from 27th October, other areas are, as yet, unclaimed. The presence of a military vehicle makes the collectors stand out from the crowd and gives a physical reminder of who is collecting and why. All that is required is that you turn up and look pretty, something I am exceedingly good at.
I am not doing this entirely altruistically, although I wholeheartedly support the RBL and all they have done for the last 90 years, I will be getting something back – more tales from ex-service people about what they did and what my type of vehicle did, what it means to them. So, if sitting in the autumn sunshine, sipping a brew from your thermos and chatting to some very interesting people appeals – get in touch with your local RBL and help their appeal