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  • New study reveals high cost of healthcare for UK military amputees from Afghan conflict

    Imperial College London researchers have calculated that £288 million is the cost of lifetime care for amputee veterans from the Afghanistan conflict. Roadside bombs or Improvised Explosive Devices...

  • Legion honours passing of past National President, General Sir Edward Burgess

    It is with deep sorrow that The Royal British Legion marks the passing of former Legion National President, General Sir Edward Burgess KCB OBE, on Friday 8 May 2015 at the age of 87. General Burges...

  • Legion donates £50k to The Gurkha Welfare Trust to support relief efforts in Nepal

    The Royal British Legion has made an initial grant of £50,000 to The Gurkha Welfare Trust's Earthquake Response Fund to support the relief effort in Nepal. The Legion is urging the public to donate...

  • Legion supports Free Wills Month

    March 2015 is Free Wills Month and the Legion is giving supporters and members aged 55 & over the opportunity to have a simple Will written, or updated, free of charge. To take advantage of thi...

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    Afghanistan veterans tribute - call for participation

    A national commemorative event to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan and to honour the contribution of all who played their part will take place in London on Friday 13 March. It will ...

  • Autumn statement addresses Legion recommendation

    Today's Autumn Statement sets aside £10 million to support veterans with hearing problems. This comes as a welcome move to The Royal British Legion, following our Lost Voices report which called on...

  • Response to debate over Legion poppy single

    The Royal British Legion rejects the premise of a campaign claiming thatit has 'sanitised' the anti-war message of its 2014 Poppy Appealsingle, 'No Man's Land / The Green Fields of France'. The ca...

  • Centre for Blast Injury Studies

    On Sunday 2 November 2014, the Mail on Sunday published a highly misleading report into The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London. The Legion and Imperial ...

  • Mayer Brown appointed by The Royal British Legion as its pro bono counsel

    Mayer Brown, the global law firm, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as pro bono counsel to The Royal British Legion. Led by London construction partner, Jonathan Hosie, the firm wil...

  • Legion sponsored team competes in Inter-Service Equestrian Cup

    The annual Inter-Service Equestrian Cup is series of three events sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Loriners with a leg hosted by each service. On 15 August, the Royal Navy Dressage Showjumpi...

  • Legion welcomes Stanford Hall

    The Royal British Legion has welcomed news that a new national rehabilitation centre for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel will be established in the Midlands. The new facility will incr...

  • Another world record breaking human poppy!

    School children from across Sefton have set a new World Record to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. To mark Sefton's World War 1 commemorations, a total of 5,8...

  • Tickets go on sale for Invictus Games opening ceremony

    Tickets are now on sale for the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games, the international sports event for 'wounded warriors' launched by Prince Harry and coming to London in September. An audienc...

  • Poppy Shop www.poppyshop.org.uk
    Poppy Shop wins prestigious retail award

    The Legion's trading arm, Poppy Shop, took home the award for 'Best Charity Trading Operation' at the ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards on Thursday 5 June. The cream of the UK's multi-channel retail se...

  • Legion welcomes new Armed Forces TV channel

    The Royal British Legion is delighted to welcome ‘Forces TV’, a unique television channel about the Armed Forces community. The new channel focuses on the work of the Armed Forces and the world of...

  • Celebs get behind Invictus Games in front of camera

    Daniel Craig, Joss Stone, Tom Hardy, Joanna Lumley, will.i.am and Rod Stewart appear in a film that premieres online today pledging their support for the Invictus Games, the sports event for 'wound...

  • Legion continues sponsorship of Combined Services Rugby

    Last Friday evening, 2 May, The Royal British Legion was invited to attend the shirt presentation ceremony for  the Under 23 Combined Services Rugby Union (CSRU) squad, the feeder squad for the CSR...

  • A new military choir based in Birmingham

    Inspired by the achievements of the original Military Wives' Choir (Plymouth & Chivenor), The Royal British Legion, in collaboration with the Birmingham Bach Choir, has formed the 'Midlands Mil...

  • Legion shortlisted for prestigious Sony PROduction Award

    The Legion’s highly successful Flying the Eiger video, featuring our extreme human flight team Jump4Heroes, has been shortlisted for the Sony PROduction awards. The video features Jump4Heroes flyin...

  • Legion tops PR Awards shortlist

    The Poppy Girls and the Legion's Learning Pack have been shortlisted for the most prestigious awards in the public relations industry.The Chartered Institute of Public Relations announced its final...

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