Bri­tish Le­gion chair­man shocked by ac­tions

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Big Bur­ton Back­lash -

Popi­raj Rai is the new chair­man of the Ash­ford Branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion.

He said: “We are re­ally shocked and sad­dened by what he has done in the name of our char­ity.

“This af­fects the trust of the pub­lic that we have lost, which is sad be­cause lots of vol­un­teers work re­ally hard and give up so much time to help oth­ers.

“Then it is also hard for those who are vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies suf­fer­ing from in­juries and their wounds, who have been af­fected by his crime.”

The crime took place be­fore Mr Rai took over as chair­man, but he said the new com­mit­tee has dis­cussed the is­sue.

He said: “We have talked about how we can pre­vent this from hap­pen­ing again. We are aware of it and will try our best not to have these types of in­ci­dents in our branch. We hope and pray that it will not take place again.”

Derek Rus­sell at Ash­ford Armed Forces Day

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