NARPO Operation Banner 50

NARPO Operation Banner 50

Dear Members,

Please see Branch Circular 12/19 below. I think the contents are self-explanatory but if you need any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Roy Scanes

Secretary and Treasurer
Chelmsford Branch


NARPO House, 38 Bond Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2QP

Main Tel: 01924.362166 Fax: 01924 372088

Vat Reg No: 656.2938.04


To: All Branch Secretaries
NEC Members

20th March 2019

Dear Colleague,

OP BANNER 50 – 14 AUGUST 2019


The Royal British Legion has announced plans to host a commemorative event at 14:00 on Wednesday 14 August 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK Armed Forces’ deployment on operations in Northern Ireland – the longest continuous operation in British military history.

The event will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum, home of the Armed Forces Memorial.

Event registration and accreditation

Please note that the event will be a closed, accredited event.

Invitations and accreditation will be managed using a similar process to the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph.

Invite process

To attend, individuals must have been awarded the GSM (NI) (or civilian equivalent in the case of the emergency services).

Please send details of your nominations by completing the below form by Monday 3rd June or details of your nominations to again by Monday 3rd June.

The nominations must include the following information to enable us to complete the online electronic application process:

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For verification purposes, your details will be shared with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Civilian Services Contingent.

Tickets will be sent via email in the final week of July.

Please visit the British Legion website: British Legion – Operation Banner 50 for more information and event FAQs.

Yours sincerely

Alan Lees

Deputy Chief Executive Officer