At the Annual Town Assembly meeting on 28th May 2014, the then Town Mayor, Cllr Steve Rippon-Swaine, presented a Certificate of Merit to Mr Sid Slatter.

He read out the citation: ‘This Award is made in recognition of your outstanding contribution to the community of Ringwood through voluntary work with the Royal British Legion over many years’.

Mr Slatter said he was delighted to receive this honour. He had joined the RBL in 1980 and had been Chairman for 15 years. He outlined some of the welfare work of the RBL and said that he felt the award was as much for the Ringwood branch of the RBL as for himself. He also paid tribute to his wonderful wife Betty for her support and help.