The Royal British Legion is committed to remembering the millions from the Commonwealth who have served alongside the British Armed Forces since the First World War, defending the freedoms and ways of life we enjoy today.
Today many of Britain’s largest and most vibrant communities are of Commonwealth descent, their ancestors having fought for Britain during the Second World War.
This service and sacrifice is an integral part of our nation’s shared heritage and history.
Commonwealth Day 2020
To mark Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day in 2020, we launched new education resources that explore how the roles played by Commonwealth women within armed forces have changed over the last 100 years, featuring the stories of Commonwealth women who have pushed the boundaries.
Forgotten Sacrifice factsheet
Explore stories of servicemen and women from Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia.
Learn more about the Commonwealth
There are numerous ways to find out more about the service and sacrifice of the Commonwealth online.
Websites we recommend
- British Muslim Heritage Centre