CAMPAIGN

Our campaigns have achieved a number of successes over the years. Join us to continue to improve the lives of our Service people, veterans and their families, and make your voice heard.

Count them in

The Legion and PoppyScotland are asking the Government to ensure that questions on the Armed Forces community are included in the next UK Census, in 2021.  This information will help ensure they receive the care and support they deserve.

Count them in

Gulf War Illnesses

Twenty-five years after the start of the First Gulf War, the Legion has launched a new campaign to focus on veterans with 'Gulf War Illnesses'.

Find out more about existing support for Gulf War veterans and what else we'd like the Government to do.

Gulf War Illnesses

ASBESTOS CANCER AND THE MILITARY

Under Government compensation rules, veterans who develop Mesothelioma from working with asbestos during Service were left thousands of pounds worse off than their civilian contemporaries.

Find out more about the Legion's successful campaign to address this injustice.

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The Veteran Employment Gap

Legion research has found that Armed Forces veterans in the UK are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as civilians.

Tell us your story of securing civilian employment once you left Service.

The Veteran Employment Gap

INSULT TO INJURY

Under government charging guidance, veterans injured during their Service can lose most of their compensation to cover the costs of their care.

Find out more about the Legion’s successful campaign to address this injustice in England, and our ongoing work to ensure that veterans elsewhere in the UK won’t get left behind.

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MANIFESTO 2015

In advance of the 2015 General Election, we produced our own manifesto entitled ‘Building a better future for our Armed Forces community’. The manifesto outlines the key actions that we think the government should take to improve the health, finances and wellbeing of Service personnel, veterans, and their families.

So far, the government has committed to implementing eight of our 12 policy recommendations. Find out what still needs your support!

See how

COMMUNITY COVENANTS

The Community Covenant initiative calls on local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their area and promote public understanding and awareness.

Community Covenants are making a real difference on the ground in all local communities – get in touch with your local representative and see how they are supporting the initiative. 

Find out how

RESEARCH & PUBLIC POLICY WORK

Our Public Affairs and Public Policy team works across a number of strategic areas of importance to the Armed Forces community.

Our policy work ensures that we base all our efforts on the latest evidence and views from our members, leading researchers, experts and the full spectrum of the Service and ex-Service community.

Public Policy and Research