After 10 years as president of the Torrington branch of the British Legion Col J E Palmer has retired from the position and at the branch’s annual meeting, Mr W D Cockram, Mayor of Torrington, was appointed to fill the vacancy.
The meeting was held at the Globe Hotel, Torrington, by permission of Cap and Mrs J White.
Membership was now 90, six more than the previous year, it was reported.
Poppy sales of £191-8-0 were an increase of £24 over those of last year, reported the organiser, Mr R E Smith.
In addition to the president the following officers and committee were elected: Mr G H Buscombe; Mr B E Medley-Smith; Major R A Wickham; Mr F Morris; Mr J W P Hutchings; Mr E N Dymond; Rev P G Harrison; Mr R E Smith; Mr F Edwards; Messrs R S L Alexander, B Sussex, V V Thompson, R I Allin, Col F Stanley and Col Wadham.
The Gazette article is dated 27 November 1970