British Legion prepares to celebrate 70th anniversary of VE Day

The Portugal Branch of the British Legion, following a busy 2014 marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, is now gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Algarve branch president Jacquie Collins says: “We have had a traditional period of quiet post the Poppy Appeal and are now turning our attention to the year’s events in the Algarve.

“We believe the most significant milestone coming up shortly is VE Day, the anniversary of the Victory in Europe.

“I think it is important that we mark VE Day on the 70th anniversary (and later VJ day in August). We have lots of dates to mark but VE is particularly important as it helped shape the Europe we now live in.”

The VE Day dinner is to be held at Lazy Jacks Bar & Grill on the Marina in Lagos on Saturday, May 9 at 7pm, and is open to everyone, not just to retired or serving members of the Armed Forces.

The cost is €15 per person, with the first drink included and early booking is vital as numbers are limited. Menu option is required on booking, and the closing date for reserving your place is May 3.

If you are interested in attending please contact:
James Howe: 969 324 117 | 969 324 117 | [email protected]

Earlier British Legion events at other points in the Algarve are:
The monthly lunch at Gunters restaurant, Olhão, for the East Algarve. Details from Phil Ladbrook on [email protected]

A Central lunch is arranged for April 16 at the Navigador restaurant Alvor. Contact Alun Roberts on [email protected]

And after a membership expansion onto the Algarve’s west coast, the first-ever Western Branch Luncheon is to be held at the Pont’ a Pe Restaurant in Aljezur on April 29, starting at 12.30pm for 1pm.

Cost is €17 per person. Closing date for bookings is April 20, and anyone interested in making a reservation should contact James Howe or Sue Salisbury-Howe on 969 324 117 or email [email protected]

Choice Of
Butternut, Carrot & Coriander Soup
Chicken Liver & Port Wine Pate
Melba Toast
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Supreme of Chicken Princess
Seasonal Vegetables
Sauté Potatoes
Poached Salmon (Cold)
White Wine & Wild Mushroom Dressing
Mixed Garden Salad
Dill Potato Salad
Vegetarian option
Vegetable Lasagna
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Homemade Apple Pie
Vanilla Chantilly Cream
Cinnamon Crepes
Citrus & Cointreau Sauce