Our Branch was first formed on the 25 February 1949 under the Order No. 3257 of the British Empire Service League, Dominion Command. It became known as the "Inverness (Nova Scotia No.132) Branch with the following charter members:

A. Kennedy, W. Judson, L.J. Boudreau, M. Cameron, C. Doucet, F. Campbell, J.J. MacKay, B. LeFort, L. MacMillan, A.A. MacDonald, F. MacKinnon, J.H. MacIsaac, H. MacArthur, L.L. LeFort, and P.A. Doucet.

Sixty-four years later, Branch 132 is still going strong.  Although our Ordinary Membership numbers have declined since its inception, our Associate and Affiliate Memberships have increased mainly due to the respect our citizens have for our Fallen and Veterans. 

After  extensive renovations to our club room in 2005, our Branch was renamed the "Captain Angus L. Macdonald (Nova Scotia No. 132) Branch RCL" in honour of Captain Macdonald, a proud native son of our region. During W.W.I, he served with the Cape Breton Highlanders as a Captain.  After the Great War, he returned to Nova Scotia, entered the political arena and became the Premier of our province.  With the advent of W.W.II, the Hon. Angus L. answered once again his nation's call to duty, and joined the Federal Government as Minister in Charge of Naval Affairs, Atlantic.  After a successful federal tenure, he returned to his native roots as Premier until his untimely death in 1954.

The Honourable Angus L. Macdonald's son, Angus L., cut the ceremonial ribbon at the official reopening of our clubroom and the renaming of our Branch on Legion Day, 25 July 2005.











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