Sandra Cheyne: 7.12.51 - 28.7.22

We have learnt with immense sadness that Sandra died on 28 July. As many of you know, Sandra was very ill but she continued to be President of the BCWA, managing to fit in the meetings around her chemo dates and, when her two years were up, offering to continue in the job for a while longer. And even before she was President, we learned to appreciate her good sense and equally good humour during her time as Membership Secretary.

In addition to her activities with the BCWA, Sandra was also a much appreciated member of the RBL Paris branch.



The Royal British Legion 

Paris Branch 
In Memoriam



Monday May 23 2022 - MURIEL LANGLE
Chevalier de l'Ordre National de Mérite
Médaille d'or dede la Jeunesse et des Sports

We are sad to learn of the death of our member. Muriel Langle, aged 84, in a Versailles clinic where she had been for some time following a fall. Her children were with her.
Muriel was a long-standing member of the RBL Paris branch having joined in 2012.
A retired teacher from the British School of Paris, she coached their hockey team to a series of victories.
Secretary of the BCWA, until 2020, she notably, launched the BCWA Newsletter.

Muriel with Jim Cockle


Wednesday 26.01/22 - BERYL JONES

The sad news of Beryls death reaches us by way of the BCWA.
Until recently a member of the RBL Paris branch, Beryl was also an
active member of BCWA and served on their committee.
The RBL Paris branch wish to associate our own condoleances with those of the BCWA to Beryl's family and friends,

Saturday 18/12/2021 - BARBRA GARDNER

Barbra Gardner's daughter Carole, informs us that her mother died on 19th December aged 91. Barbra was Janet Warby's predecessor as Secretary of the RBL, a position she held in the late 80s to early 90s. John, her husband, was Chairman of the branch and died whilst in post. Barbra was also a Committee member of the BCWA .
We extend all our sympathy to Barbra's daughter and all her family.


Monday 10/5/21 - MICHELINE MANN

We learn with sadness, and somewhat belatedly, of the recent death of Micheline Mann. A member of the Royal British Legion Paris Branch for 32 years. She also worked on our committee and will be particularly remembered by her fellow members.
Michelle (She hated the name "Micheline" because of the trains of the same name!) was also an officer of IMLI, the Intelligence Liaison Officers Association Michelle is buried in the Montmartre cemetery.
All our condolences go to her family and friends.


Tuesday 23 February 2021 - JEAN MORRIS

We are very sad to learn from Janet Warby, our Paris Branch Secretary General and Chief Standard Bearer, of the death of her mother, Jean Morris, yesterday at the age of 87, at her home in Northern Ireland.
Her funeral will take place in Londonderry on Thursday 25th February 2021 at 10h00
Like her daughter, Jean was very actve in the Royal British Legion and was Chairman of the Royal British Legion Herne Bay Women's Section, Kent, in the 1990's.
She visited Paris in August 1994 and laid a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe on behalf of the Herne Bay Branch.
A wonderful woman, mother to three, grandmother to ten and great grandmother to nine, she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

May she rest in peace.




< Jean on the day of her engagement.


At the Arc de Triomphe >




John Faulkner, informs us of the death of his brother of William Faulkner. A member of the Paris branch until his return to Dublin when he transfered his membership to local branches, including that at Portstewart N. Ireland, where his son John is a member.
William passed away peacefully at his home in Dublin on Friday 12th February 2021 and was cremated on the 25th February 2021. I know he will be greatly missed in all four of the RBL branches he had been involved with.