In Paris, meanwhile, there was in existence
a Veterans Association which met on 4 May 1921 to consider the formation
of a branch of the British Legion. This was agreed and the Branch started
to operate in June 1921, a week or two before the official formation of
the British Legion in the United Kingdom. The British ambassador, Lord Hardinge
of Penhurst and Marshal Foch consented to become Honorary Presidents of
the branch and the first chairman was Rear Admiral Sir Edward Heaton-Ellis.
At the time there were a considerable number of ex-serviceen in France,
many of whom had fallen on hard times financially, and the branch was kept
busy dealing with the many problems.
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Nov - Notre Dame
August -Rekindling the flame
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Anniversary of VE day