Area Office 715X195 About the Legion

Who we are

The Legion is a big family - all supporting the Armed Forces community.

  • Family _PA10We are a benevolent charity giving help to those most in need;
  • A membership organisation providing support to 360,000 members; 
  • A campaigning organisation challenging those in authority;
  • fundraising organisation reliant on a huge network of volunteers;
  • The nation's custodian of Remembrance


Supporting the LegionMembers of the Legion care about the lives of the Armed Forces family, past, present and future.

Our members don't all have a Service background but they do share comradeship and common goals. They add strength to the impact of our campaigning work; shape the way the charity itself evolves; enjoy concessions, social and sports events; give time to help our beneficiaries and fundraise for the Poppy Appeal. For more information visit membership.


Nottingham University student volunteersVolunteers are the lifeblood of the Legion. There are lots of ways people help as a volunteer, depending on their circumstances.

Some volunteer throughout the year or just during the Poppy Appeal. Some work with our fundraising teams either on their own event or with their company, group, cadet unit, university or regiment. Other volunteers help our welfare teams, delivering the vital support we provide to the Armed Forces family.


The Legion also relies on a wide range of fantastic supporters to help us raise awareness of our work throughout the year.

For more information about fundraising visit support us.

To get involved in our campaigning activity visit get involved.

Throughout the UK

The Royal British Legion provides support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families via with offices throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and in partnership with Poppyscotland. We also have an extensive network of branches throughout the UK and overseas.

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