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Leaving the Armed Forces can throw up lots of challenges. That's why we provide a range of support to help people make a smooth transition to civvy street.
During the coronavirus outbreak we will continue to work with our community, ensuring their safety and well-being is our highest priority during these unprecedented times.
The Legion has welcomed a grant of £250,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to help support care home residents.
The Covid-19 Community Response Awards aims to recognise the outstanding community activities that members, volunteers and supporters have delivered in response to the pandemic.
Discover more about RBL's proud heritage and how a century of supporting the Armed Forces community has built a charity ready for the next 100 years.
When RBL chose to use the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance in 1921 it proved an immediate success, but the story of the woman behind its adoption is less well known.
The welfare and wellbeing of the Armed Forces has been at the heart of RBL since our inception in 1921. One of our earliest interventions saw us create a dedicated hospital and village to support ex-serving personnel suffering from tuberculosis after the First World War.
We've been the champions of Remembrance since 1921. We've shaped Remembrance from the adoption of Madame Guérin’s red poppy, through to campaigning to define a more inclusive form of Remembrance.
Members have been vital to our work since 1921 and continue to play a key role in supporting the Armed Forces community and championing Remembrance.
As RBL’s Director of Music, David Cole OBE, directs our Central Band and is also the musical director of the annual Festival of Remembrance.
On 15 May 2021 join us online as we celebrate our centenary through a series of live events including a livestream from the Cenotaph.
In the aftermath of the WW1 it became apparent there was a need for an organisation to support and represent all members of the Armed Forces.
After 100 years, we look back on how RBL has worked with The Poppy Factory to support wounded, injured and sick veterans back into employment.
Khumi Tonsing Burton has supported RBL for over 20 years. She has always been a champion of Remembrance and has actively encourage the community, especially young people to get involved and support RBL.
Since our earliest days 100 years ago, providing support for the Armed Forces community has been at the heart of what we do, and we are proud to have provided the community with a century of support.
In 1928, a decade after the end of the First World War, the British Legion took veterans and war widows on the Great Pilgrimage to remember those who lost their lives.