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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
91360 Epinay-sur-Orge

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)
05 59 36 12 74

SW France

Sqn Ldr B M Dennett Stannard RAF (Rtd)
Le Pérail, 1 route du Perail, 17250 Beurlay, France
+33 (0)5 46 95 38 89 - +33 (0)6 89 90 55 82

Lyon (Jubilee)

Chairman Sean Brady -
Secretary Brian Rosen -

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 :

28 rue des Acacias, 75017 Paris

Branch Chairman - David Bean
06 37 06 80 16

Secretary - Mrs Janet Warby
01 39 28 90 28

House Manager - Tony Bennett
01 39 72 79 50

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

Cannes-Provence : Hon. Secretary : Mrs R.A. Johnson 04 93 01 30 00 Contact : Andrew Buchanan -

Lyon : Chairman Anthony Brittain -
Treasurer Jennifer Brittain -

Nice-Monaco : Chairman : Cdr Michael Healy MBE 04 93 01 30 00

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.

Michael Hunt
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