Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin

Social groups for the Armed Forces Community in Telford

*Please note that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected public gatherings including meetings of the Armed Forces Community groups below.  You are advised to check with the organisers before attending the meetings. *

Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs

Breakfast Clubs exist to help veterans, and often currently serving Armed Forces personnel, by meeting face to face, in a relaxed, safe, social environment and help remove social exclusion/isolation.

Telford Coalport – meet 1st Saturday of the month from 9.30 a.m. at the Brewery Inn, High Street, Coalport TF8 7HZ.

Telford – meet 3rd Saturday of the month from 8.30 a.m. at the Apley Arms, Shawbirch Crossroads, Wellington TF1 3QA

Contact details for both:


Admin: Sally Blackburn, John Johnson

Newport - meet 1st Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Royal Naval Association Club, Bellmans Yard, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7AJ


Contact Tel: +44 (0)7850 462575


Royal British Legion branches:

Oakengates and District Branch - meetings at 1900 on the first Wednesday every month at The Salvation Army Citadel Oakengates TF2 6AQ.  For more information, email Branch Secretary Moira Wallace on

Wellington and District Branch - meetings at 7.30pm every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the The Plough Inn in King Street Wellington. For more information, email Iain Wallace on

Dawley and District Branch *currently closed till further notice* meets monthly on the first Monday at the Dawley & District Royal British Legion Club Ltd, Station Road, Dawley TF4 2NW. Tel: 01952 501944 evening only from 7.30pm or Sunday 12.00am till 2.00pm

High Ercall Branch - meetings every month on the second Monday at 7.45pm at the Cleveland Arms in High Ercall. For more information, email Sue Dewerson, Branch Secretary on

Jackfield Branch meets at 11.00am on the first Sunday of each month at the Boat Inn in Jackfield. For more information, email Branch Secretary Dorri Allett on


RAF Association Wrekin (Wellington) Branch meet socially at the Sir John Bayley club on Haygate Road in Wellington every fourth Tuesday of the month between 7.30pm and 9.30pm (except December). *Meetings currently cancelled due to Covid-19* You can contact the branch officers over the phone, see the details on the website:


Royal Naval Association Newport (Shropshire) Branch - meet on the first Monday of each month at RNA Newport (Shropshire), RNA Club, Bellmans Yard, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AJ. Secretary        : Mrs. Patricia Anne Brown, email:, phone 01952 416832.


Telford and Wrekin Council Armed Forces Community Facebook page - the group has been set up to share relevant information to the local Armed Forces community including serving personnel, veterans and their family members.

The aim of the group is to let members know about local Armed Forces discounts and offers, family events for Armed Forces Day and other national anniversaries and celebrations, the Armed Forces Covenant, to signpost information around support and advice services and also to share other local information that might be of interest to the Armed Forces community in Telford.

Members are welcome to share any information that they feel is relevant.