Lisa Aston, Legionette – WOMAN of ACTION™

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is elated to Celebrate the Life of this heart driven woman that is now devoting her life to the cause of remembrance of the fallen. Inspired by her brother in law, one who died in the conflict in Iraq, this powerhouse turned her grief into Action; and today is the founder of the British Legionettes.

 
 
 

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Lisa Aston, Legionette

 

 
 
 

My name is Lisa Aston I am the owner and founder of The British Legionettes.

The idea for the Calendar was born from the 11 mile army tab (speed march) which I myself took part in to raise money for the Royal British Legion. I wanted to continue to help the Legion in raising those much needed funds, as they help so many armed forces service men and women and offer help and welfare to bereaved families and also the poppy appeal itself.

 

 

On the 11.11.2011 an idea for the calendar was born …

We aim to raise as much money as we can from the sales of the Calendar so the Legion can carry on doing their fantastic work. My brother in law Russell Aston was killed in Iraq while serving with Royal Military Police along with five other Redcaps. Russell is my inspiration of the Calendar and in memory of him.
 
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The six Royal Military Police….Russell Aston, Simon Miller, Tom Keys, Simon Hamilton-Jewell, Paul Long, Ben hyde…. Killed in Iraq 24th June 2003 God bless you all our fallen warriors
 
lisa 6 facesSix fallen “brothers” who have been killed in the single deadliest attack on troops in Afghanistan.

For all our Fallen We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday And days before that too.

Miss you so much not a day or night do we not talk about you, you have made us so proud. We all miss you, life has changed, without you here your funny jokes your big smile keep looking down on us Gordon. I know one day I will be with you again and see that lovely smile; your my hero, but your my boy love you lots miss you so much more … Mum, Dad, Pamela, Maxine xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Gordon-Gentle3We think of you in silence We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping We have you in our Heart.

During the conflict the Royal Air Force lost 792 planes. There were 2,353 men from Great Britain and 574 from overseas who were members of the air crews that took part in the Battle of Britain. An estimated 544 were killed and a further 791 lost their lives in the course of their duties before the war came to an end.

Gordon Gentle R.H.F., killed in Iraq 28th June 2004 Age 19
 
 
lisa afghanistan photoHe was laying a wreath at the grave of one of his friends who was killed in Arnhem.

I am Sgt Tom Blakey pictured by his side, serving with the modern day Pathfinders of 16 AAB, and have served in NI, Kosovo, Macedonia, Iraq and in Afghanistan.

The picture here was taken at Oosterbeek Cemetary in Arnhem, in 2009. The older guy is Don Turner, who served with the 21st Independent Company (Pathfinders) during WW2. He served in Sicily, Italy, Arnhem and Norway.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

“We will remember them”

 
 
 
LISA AND 3 LEGIONETTESThe Calendar is a true dedication to honor and pay tribute to all our fallen heroes in both past and present conflict.

There are Eleven Legionettes, a very fitting number to mark respect for Remembrance…All the ladies have military connections and come from all across the UK.

As part of the development of this Calendar we have met some amazing people along the way who have donated money and equally their time to help get the calendar into production and have shown so much support to us.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge big thank you to everyone that has made a donation towards the production of this Calendar however big or small !

Your donations have made such a massive difference and without your help we would not have reached our target!

lisa poppyWe have many supporters across facebook and twitter and the immense support has been fantastic so a massive thankyou to all in our community site.

We would also like to say a special thank you to the businesses who have donated items that we have auctioned to raise money.

The British Legionettes would very much like to thank Jane Lord & Paul Routledge, along with all the crew from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for their very kind donation of the framed signed BBMF spitfire print & the BBMF year book. Both items were auctioned to raise funds in aid of the calendar.

Thank you for the kind comments on ”This is Derbyshire” !

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Lisa-Signature-300x104BUY CALENDAR HERE
01283 762252
The British legionettes
51 Burton Road
Coton In The Elms Swadlincote Derbyshire, DE128HJ

 
 
 

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is elated to welcome this power of example in our Alumni and look forward to working with her in celebrating the lives of our fallen, bettering the lives of loved ones left behind.

LEST WE NE’RE FORGET!

 
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Brava Lisa!

 

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