Our centenary

Responding to need

For 100 years the Royal British Legion has been helping serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. 

From those who served in the First World War to the men and women of our Armed Forces today, we believe no-one should suffer for having served others. 

As we reflect on our achievements over the last 100 years, we stand ready to support the next generation when they need us. 

100 years of supporting the Armed Forces community

Join us to mark our 100th anniversary by adding your message of thanks for the Armed Forces community on our online message board.

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Recognising our people

To mark our 100th birthday, we launched the Reward and Recognition scheme to recognise our amazing RBL people and their significant contributions to our work.

Reward and Recognition

For 100 years, our people have challenged themselves and others to create better futures for those who have served and their families.

By working together we’ll make sure that all who have served and sacrificed on our behalf get the fair treatment and recognition they deserve.​

Our people are what makes us


Telling our story

This is your story. It’s about you, your people, your branches, your community, your achievements and connections. By bringing to life their personal stories, memories and charitable work, we are telling the story of the last 100 years.

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RBL 100 Silk Limited Edition Volunteers’ Poppy

The Silk Limited Edition Volunteers’ Poppy, crafted from real silk, pays tribute to the original silk poppies developed one hundred years ago. 100 of the silk poppies have been made, with each one dedicated to one of our Poppy Appeal volunteers over the years. Each poppy comes with a unique certificate showing the individual dedication.

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