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THE TOTTON AND ELING BRANCH.
At the time that the Great War of 1914-
By 1935 the growing population of Eling and Totton provided sufficient numbers for the formation of a Branch of the British Legion (The Legion was not granted Royal status until it had been in existence for fifty years.), and this came into being on 21st August of that year. It was formed for the usual reasons of self-
There was at one time one hundred and forty seven Welfare Cases which required the help of the Branch. These cases mainly consisted of fighting the authorities regarding the issue of War Pensions, but also for the medical aid for both the ex-
Welfare cases are now managed centrally. Our local Welfare Officer still works on local cases, but the assesment of need and the allocation of resources has moved away from our branch to a central management system
We now concetrate on raising money for the Poppy Appeal in order to finance these welfare needs.
The majority of new recuits to the branch are not ex-
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