90-year-old Ken is preparing to help Chatteris Royal British Legion celebrate its 90th anniversary

1921 was a great year - Albert Einstein won the Nobel prize for physics, the Royal British Legion was formed, the first helicopter flight was made, and Marie Stopes opened the first birth control clinic in London.

Ken Gowler was born in January of that year - so he has just celebrated his 90th birthday, and as President of the Chatteris Royal British Legion he is planning to help the branch celebrate its 90th anniversary.

“Most people will be aware that this year is the 90th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion,” said branch chairman Norman Larke. “To celebrate this achievement, we plan to have a new standard dedicated as part of a programme of special events.”

Ken is a veteran of World War Two, he served in the Royal Signals as a lineman in North Africa and Italy. He joined the Royal British Legion in 1946 with his Cousin Tony Palmer MBE, and has been a member ever since, serving as secretary of the branch for 23 years as well as being group secretary, Poppy organiser and serving on the county committee.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter