Royal British Legion branch changing its name to honour Nelson’s legacy

Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson

Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson - Credit: Archant

The Royal British Legion Holding Branch is changing its name to honour Norfolk's most famous military icon.

It will now be known as Nelson's County Branch and will hold its first meeting with the new title tonight.

Julian Kirk, the chairman, said: 'We are now activating the branch by forming a working committee to steer it towards an active future with social events and participation in the Poppy Appeal.

'It is part of a transition happening with all Royal British Legion county branches and we chose to name ours after Nelson, a true local hero.'

The branch is the county branch for Royal British Legion members that are not members of other individual branches or clubs.

Its first committee meeting will be held tonight in the Lord Nelson pub in Burnham Thorpe from 7pm.