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I am fund raising for the Royal British Legion for The Royal British Legion because We owe so much to so many

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The Royal British Legion

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On Saturday 14 October 2017 there will be a rugby match
like no other.  Proving the power of sport to enrich lives, some of the
world’s greatest rugby legends will battle it out to raise funds to enable
World War Two heroes to make a special trip of remembrance. 

The monies raised will allow veterans, now in their 90’s who fought at the
battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, to return to Italy. Accompanied by a relative,
carer and medical staff they will be able to say a last farewell to their
fallen comrades.

Many have expressed a wish to Remembrance Travel, the travel arm of the Royal
British Legion, to revisit this pivotal battlefield which so impacted their
young lives. 

Although it was one of the toughest campaigns of the Second World War, the
Battle of Monte Cassino, which lasted five months and ended in mid-May 1944,
was almost immediately overshadowed by the Allied landings in Normandy two
weeks later. 

The Legends v Legionnaires Rugby Match will take place at the exceptional
ground of the members –only, Honourable Artillery Company.  The venue,
within the City of London, is unlike any other: a magnificent Georgian house
set in five acres, hidden away in a quiet location just a couple of minutes’
walk from Moorgate.



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