Down to open membership and the influx of comedy haircuts, Goths and spankers getting in the Legion. I think that pretty much sums it up, pretty much all our local Legion clubs are closed now. The RBL didn't help their Clubs either. Lot of rag bags, walts and odd-sods after cheaper beer and Pool or darts, started the Legion Clubs' demise IMO.. Our local ex-services couldn't hack it and stayed away.The Royal British Legion. What gives? I don't mean the Poppy Appeal side of things, I mean the Legion as a social club & drinking den for former servicemen & attached service bints.
The local RBL branch recently closed due to lack of demand despite my local area having so many ex-servicemen that I was unable to piss on my local war memorial on Remembrance Day without someone looking at me disapprovingly. Has the Legion lost its place as the premier drinking establishment for former service personnel for a specific reason then? Why aren't we all there trying to chat up ageing WAAFs instead of mixing with the local chavs?