Well Done South Molton Royal British Legion
With Armed Forces Day being celebrated at the end of June, what better time could there be for South Molton’s Royal British Legion (RBL) to launch their new book?
As Falkland’s Veteran Simon Weston says, ‘A very special little book which punches way above its weight’. And what an introduction this is to a brand new book that is being launched by the South Molton branch of the Royal British Legion, headed up by local author Paddy King-Fretts (who himself is a former Commander with the SAS) where 65 members, many of whom are familiar faces to those living in and around South Molton, provide a unique and personal insight into their lives within the armed forces.
Entitled ‘The Royal British Legion… and one small branch in Devon’, these are the personal accounts of 65 men and women in the South Molton branch who have proudly served their country and monarch in The Royal Navy, Airforce or Army. They write of peace and war, of boredom and horror, of courage and humour. Together, they have been involved in most theatres of war since World War II.
The book, ‘The Royal British Legion….and one small branch in Devon’ will be launched to coincide with Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29th June. On this day, the Square in South Molton will feature a display by the South Molton branch of the Royal British Legion who will be joined by members of the Territorial Army with a display of modern day weaponry and personal kit such as body armour. There will also be a number of historic military vehicles in attendance.
If you can’t wait until then, you can pre-order the book by going to www.rblsouthmolton.org The book costs £9.99.
The final word will comes from Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson, CB, CVO, National President of The Royal British Legion, ‘A really readable short history of the Legion with some wonderful tales, inspirational and humbling. A truly excellent book’.
All proceeds from sales of this book will go directly to the RBL.