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The Royal British Legion Chiang Mai (Sub) Thailand

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2013 Remembrance Day @ Foreign Cemetery

Remembrance Day 2013 was commemorated by a service at Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai.

Today, November 11, 2013, we the living, took time out of our busy lives to honor those fighting men that came before us and who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

This was a wonderful service supported by the Friends of the Royal British Legion, the American Veterans of Foreign Wars and both the British and American Counsels in Chiang Mai. Local schools, also supported and attended the ceremonies as did Chiang Mai government organizations and the local expatriot population and local Thai citizens. Several prayers and words of reflection on life and war and were read and it was good to hear these things and reflect upon them.

Remembrance Day was commemorated by a service at Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai

2013 Remembrance Day was commemorated by a service at Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai

The Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery

It was during the turn of the century around 1898 or 2441 in Thai years that King Rama the Fifth granted a plot of land, not far from the banks of the Ping River, on what is now prime Chiang Mai real estate, to be used as a graveyard for foreigners. The grant had two conditions.

1, the plot could never be sold.

2, The second condition was that only “Foreigners” or “Farang”, or more closely in Thai, ฝรั่ง [faràŋ] may be buried there. Thanks to the King’s decree the cemetery exists and foreigners have been buried here since the 1900’s. And so we find ourselves here today at a cemetery! A cemetery in a Buddhist country where almost everyone is cremated. King Rama must have chuckled and thought it an exceedingly strange custom for “Farang” to bury themselves in the ground.


Citylife Garden Fair @ JJ Markets

Citylife Garden Fair at JJ Markets in aid of the Royal British Legion and Lanna Care Net + numerous other good causes

JJ Market Xmas Fair 2013

Citylife Garden Fair at JJ Markets in aid of the Royal British Legion and Lanna Care Net + numerous other good causes

The event raised over 50,000 baht for the Legion and was attended by over 2,500 people. There were over 130 stalls and all day entertainment from schools,dance groups and local musicians.

Summer Sun Splash 2013 Chiang Mai

Over 50 people attended attended the Royal British Legion 4th Summer Sun Splash at the Centre of the Universe swimming pool. Food was provided by Dukes Restaurant

TRBL Summer Sun Splash 2013

TRBL Sponsored swim @ Centre of the Universe pool

On Thursday May 16th, @ 9.00a.m, there will be a sponsored swim at the Centre of the Universe pool to raise money for the RBL. The plan is to swim 2,5km (100 lengths of the 25m pool ).

Currently taking part are myself and Nancy Lindley.

1. If anyone else would like to join us, please let me know and I will provide a sponsorship form.(participants do not have to be RBL members)

2. I will be registering the swim on the Just Giving web site, so that anyone taking part can ask friends and family anywhere in the world to sponsor. Its a really simple process and I will send the link out in due course.

Any questions, let me know.

Gill

Tel 08717 28785 or email gdobson713@aol.com


22/04/2013

Just Giving web site

Sponsor Form

 

Hello all,

Just a reminder that the Chiang Mai Swim team- John Burnett, Jaa, Ian (Kamala), Nancy Lindley and myself will each be attempting to swim 2.5km at the Centre of the Universe pool next Thursday.

We have had a good response to requests for sponsorship, but even more would be great!!!

If you would like to sponsor an individual, or the team, you can do the following:

1. For an individual-send an email to Maj. Ron Rae, Secretary, who will forward your message to the appropriate person.

2. Come along to next Wednesdays social and give the money to Maj Ron or swimmer/team.

3 Call into Kamala’s any time and leave your money with Ian

4. Log onto our Just Giving page and donate using your credit/debit card-wherever in the world you are. We’ve had donations from Canada and UK and have over GBP 100 so far.

Here’s the link:

www.justgiving.com/ChiangMaiTRBLSwim

If you would like to join the swim team or have any questions-just let me know.

Thanks

Gill Dobson

gdobson713@aol.com

Tel. 08717 28785

JJ Markets Christmas Fair 24th Nov. 2012

JJ Markets Christmas Fair – in aid of The Royal British Legion and Lanna Care Net

JJ Markets Christmas Fair 02

JJ Markets Christmas Fair – in aid of The Royal British Legion and Lanna Care Net

photo’s from City-now.com, thank you

JJ Markets Christmas Fair 24th Nov. 2012

JJ Markets Christmas Fair – in aid of The Royal British Legion and Lanna Care Net

JJ Markets Christmas Fair

JJ Markets Christmas Fair – in aid of The Royal British Legion and Lanna Care Net

photo’s from City-now.com, thank you

The Royal British Legion Chiang Mai (Sub) Thailand
Activities 2018
  • Wed 14th Feb Valentine Buffet at 2GetherBar & Restaurant.
  • Wed 04th Apr Dinner at “My Kitchen”.
  • Mon 28th May 10:00 hrs Memorial Day service at the foreign cemetary with the VFW.
  • Sat 9th June Committee meeting.
  • Sun 11th Nov Remembrance Service.
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