TWO Royal British Legion branches have merged after existing for scores of years as separate entities.
The Berkhamsted and Tring groups were celebrating their union at a party on Saturday.
During the event at their Berkhamsted High Street base, popular music was played by Hemel Hempstead legion president Bernie Kelly and guests enjoyed a tasty buffet.
The Berkhamsted club’s vice-chairman Jim Wright said: “It was a beautiful day and went down really well.
“Tring club president Sir Michael Simmons has now written to us thanking us for the great day.”
Celebrations will continue on Sunday – this time, to mark the Berkhamsted group’s 90th anniversary.
The 12-hour celebration will be at the Berkhamsted base from 11am to 11pm.
Army and air cadets will parade outside at 11.15am, and a giant cake will be raffled off to raise cash for the club.
Its three oldest members, who are also 90, will unveil a plaque on its outside wall that reads ‘This club is 90.’
Another will be unveiled that reads the name of the new merged legion branch – the Berkhamsted and Tring District Royal British Legion.
There will be also a barbecue, music from the 1950s and 1960s, and a chance to pick up a form to join the club, which is open to everybody.