UK Specific Objectives


To participate in Memorial Services and Ceremonies,


• Armistice Day Celebrations.


• Armed Forces Day Celebrations


• Allied &Commonwealth Memorial Day celebrations e.g. ANZAC day, VE day, D day


• Significant memorial days  of importance to South Africa.  The Battle of the Somme (Delville Wood), the sinking of the SS Mendi , The Battle of Britain ,North African and Italian campaigns (El Alamein and Tobruk) and the Korean War.


• Days in support of South Africans who have served or are currently serving in the British Armed Forces under the Commonwealth banner, notably Iraq and Afghanistan.


• Boer War Commemorations.


• South African military campaigns  e.g. the Battle of Square Hill, Sidi Rezegh


• If invited to do so – to participate in funeral parades for South Africans who have paid the ultimate price serving South Africa or the United kingdom.


• To represent South African Regiments which have affiliations to Regiments in the United Kingdom.



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11:00 Nation-Building Tribute -Parliam... @ Parliament Square
Nation-Building Tribute -Parliam... @ Parliament Square
Apr 28 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Nation-Building Tribute -Parliament Square @ Parliament Square | England | United Kingdom
Purpose: In celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa, the South African Legion – England Branch gives tribute to three statesmen whose nation building vision and deeds shaped modern South Africa – Nelson Mandela, Jan Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, whose statues
09:30 Anzac Ceremony, Cannock Chase @ Cannock Chase
Anzac Ceremony, Cannock Chase @ Cannock Chase
Apr 29 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Anzac Ceremony, Cannock Chase @ Cannock Chase | Brocton | England | United Kingdom
Britain’s Largest and Longest Running Anzac Ceremony, Cannock Chase. Some interesting links on the Parade:
09:30 Battlefield drive-around Ypres a... @ Menin Gate
Battlefield drive-around Ypres a... @ Menin Gate
May 12 @ 09:30 – May 13 @ 21:00
Battlefield drive-around Ypres and Passchendaele, Last Post Ceremony and Wreath-Laying, Menin Gate @ Menin Gate | Ypres | Flanders | Belgium
Every few years, on the second Sunday in May, the city of Ypres in Belgium hosts ‘The Festival of Cats’ (Kattenstoet) – a spectacular carnival parade that harks-back to the Middle Ages when cats were
13:00 SA Legion Social – Southern Afri... @ TBC
SA Legion Social – Southern Afri... @ TBC
May 19 @ 13:00 – 22:30
SA Legion Social – Southern Africa Traditional Style / Makietie / Potjie Kos Competition / Braai / Skookie @ TBC
Purpose: Informal South African Gathering This will be an informal event hosted by the South African Legion – United Kingdom and Europe Southern Africa Traditional Style / Makitie / Potjie Kos Competition / Braai /

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