The Royal British Legion
Who we are
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity. The Legion provides life-long help, advice and support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
The Legion also campaigns to improve the lives of the Armed Forces community, safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces, organises the Poppy Appeal, runs one of the UK's largest membership organisations and is the nation's custodian of Remembrance.
What we do
The Legion is a big family - all supporting the Armed Forces community.
- We are a charity giving help to those most in need
- A membership organisation providing support to 350,000 members
- A campaigning organisation challenging those in authority
- A fundraising organisation reliant on a huge network of volunteers
- The nation's custodian of Remembrance
Whether it's helping families cope with the loss of a loved one, providing help at home to adapt to independent living, supporting recovery centres for injured personnel, providing money and careers advice or residential care: we are here to help.
The Poppy Appeal
Each year the nation expresses its unequivocal support for our work through its generous support of the Poppy Appeal. We spend £1.7million a week on welfare activities for the Armed Forces community.
The Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy. We are responsible for the Two Minute Silence on Remembrance Sunday and 11 November. We also organise the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, and assist with the march past at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.