The Franco-British Foundation
Created by French and British trustees of the Knightsbridge-based British Committee of the French Red Cross who had co-ordinated Britain’s effort to treat wounded French servicemen in British-run hospitals throughout France during WW1, the FFBS has had its headquarters at the Château de Sillery, south of Paris, since 1919.
It now has 9 training establishments and workshops in the Essonne, the Val de Marne and Brittany where its 300 qualified staff - case workers, nurses, doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists - care for 800 partly handicapped and/or psychologically-challenged individuals from 14 nationalities aged from 18 to retirement age and beyond. The fondation’s aim is to help them manage their disabilities, acquire living and employment skills and, ultimately, to help them live independent, working lives.
President - Brigadier Johnny Rickett CBE
Vice-President - Colonel Geoffrey Cardozo MBE
Fondation Franco-Britannique de Sillery
Château de Sillery
The Royal Air Forces Association
This Association has 5 branches in France. Anyone who has served, or is serving in the RAF is eligible to become a member, and anyone who supports the aims of the Association but has not served in the RAF may join as an associate member. Full details of activities and welfare assistance available from:
Ile de France
Secretary - Graham Scott
41 rue Jean Moulin, 91790 Boissy sous Saint Yon
01 60 82 09 77
President - Wg Cdr Graham August RAF (Rtd)
Mrs Marie Christine August
8 allée Desaix, 78110 Le Vesinet
01 39 18 89 49
The Royal British Legion
The Paris Branch, founded in 1921, can provide financial assistance for ex-Servicemen and women and their dependants in France, this being funded by the Poppy Appeal.
Ceremonies are organised at the Arc de Triomphe on 4th August and in Notre-Dame on 11th November.
Membership is open to anyone who abides by the aims of the Legion. The Clubhouse premises is available to be used by other associations or private events.
For further details our website is : www.rblfrance.org
28 rue des Acacias, 75017 Paris
In addition to the Paris Branch there are the following RBL branches in France :
Bordeaux : Hon. Secretary - John Allsop MA 05 56 61 40 64
Nord/Pas de Calais : Hon. Secretary - Ann Towler 03 21 41 58 64 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cannes-Provence : Hon. Secretary : Mrs R.A. Johnson 04 93 01 30 00 Contact : Andrew Buchanan - email@example.com
Chairman Anthony Brittain - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nice-Monaco : Chairman : Cdr Michael Healy MBE 04 93 01 30 00 email@example.com
Somme : Hon. Secretary - Steve Berridge
Linazay Poitou-Charentes : Hon. Secretary - Jerry Morgan
Central Brittany : Hon. Secretary - Sandra Belston 02 97 73 05 74
Royal Naval Volunteer Association
Founded in Paris in 1950, the Association has some 30 members. Membership is open to all who have served in or with the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, WRNS and QARNNS and the French Navy. Associate membership is available to those who support the interests and aims of the Association in things naval and maritime. A luncheon is held each month as well as an annual dinner, at which members, guests and their wives are welcome. The Naval Attaché is the Honorary President.
7 rue du Centre, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine
01 47 47 17 68
Secretary - Gérard Paul
06 12 38 66 86
Royal Naval Association - France Nord Branch
The RNA is a Registered Charity and was granted a Royal Charter in 1954, Her Majesty the Queen is its patron.
Membership is open not just to serving or ex-serving Naval members, but to all who enjoy a friendly social gathering.
The France Nord Branch holds monthly social events in Normandy and Brittany. It also participates in a number of commemorative events at which wreaths are laid and standards paraded.
President Mark Whelan OBE
02 33 07 85 14
Chairman Derek Powell
02 33 50 06 39
Vice-Chairman Martyn Davies
02 97 48 99 45
Secretary Liz Yeowell
02 33 57 13 97