As a member of The Royal British Legion you are part of a network of like-minded people who care about our Armed Forces personnel, past and present.

Membership renewals

We’ve introduced online renewals to ensure you can pay your annual membership in the way that best suits you. 10,000 new members have joined the Legion and 215,000 members have renewed since we launched our new payment system last year.

If your renewal was due on 1 October 2015, your membership card will expire on 31 March 2016 and the quickest way to make your renewal payment is online.

Use our Membership self service to complete your payment, to change your payment method or to update your personal details (eg change of address). Once your payment has been processed and accepted, your new membership card will arrive by post. More information about the process is available here.

Membership news

News and stories from our branches are included throughout those sections of this website. Our Legion magazine, free to all members, provides in-depth stories on our welfare services, beneficiaries, the latest news from our branches and much more. View it online or browse through past issues

Legion magazine

Membership documents

Useful documents, handbooks, policies and forms have been grouped together for easy access for branch officials and others who require them. Access to these is restricted by a username and password that your Membership Support Office can supply. 

Membership documents

Member offers

The Legion strives to provide members with an ongoing range of benefits and exclusive member offers to suit a wide range of lifestyles. Find out about our current offers.

Member offers

Membership complaints

While we strive to get things right, there are occasions when complaints arise. Find out how to submit a formal complaint and other associated processes.

Membership complaints

Ceremonies & Services

As a member of The Royal British Legion you may participate in ceremonies, parades and services or become a Standard Bearer. Find out about how you can take part, dress codes, Standard Bearers' advice and more.

Ceremonies & Services

Join our Branch Welfare Project

We're looking for branches of all sizes from across the UK and Ireland to test new activities, which aim to help beneficiaries in your local community who might be lonely, socially isolated or housebound.

Branches participating in activities including coffee mornings, phone-a-friend or basic gardening services will be asked to report on a monthly basis to help us evaluate success, share lessons learned and identify costs and benefits.

Three months of information gathering over a trial period will allow us to develop a framework for welfare provision within our branches, whereupon The Membership Council will be asked to approve activities to become branch policy and procedure from 2016 onwards.

If you want to participate and have a say in how welfare can be delivered from the branches, please use our online form to register or contact your MSO or County/District Chairman. You can also email

More details are available in our frequently asked questions (pdf).