Royal British Legion Items

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Badge of the Comrades of the Great War, c. 1920.

A handbook of the unveiling of the British Legion Memorial in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, 1932.

Order of service of the Llandudno Branch of the Royal British Legion, 1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal British Legion is a charity concerned with the welfare of those who have served in the armed forces. It provides financial, social and emotional support.

The predecessor of the Royal British Legion was known as the Comrades of the Great War. They were founded in 1919, two years before the British Legion. However, in Menai Bridge, Anglesey at the time, there was a branch, not of the Comrades, but of a sister organisation - the Soldiers' and Sailors' Association.

Arrangement

Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

The badge was presented by Mr W. H. Jones of Menai Bridge, Anglesey. It formerly belonged to Mr T. Hewitt of Menai Bridge.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2002.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 25737, 26613, 31318

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.