WW1 centenary projects

The Legion is marking the centenary of the First World War from 2014 to 2016 with commemorations and projects in the UK and Republic of Ireland with a focus on Remembrance, education and legacy.

Somme 100

Major commemorations will mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 2016 and continue through to 18 November when the battle ended. The Legion is encouraging communities to host local commemorative events and has prepared a free Somme 100 toolkit and a free Remember the Somme app.

Somme 100

Every Man Remembered

The Royal British Legion, in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, has developed www.everymanremembered.org, a project to individually commemorate over 1 million Commonwealth Service men and women who were killed during the First World War.

Every Man Remembered

Centenary Fields

Centenary Fields is a partnership between The Royal British Legion and Fields in Trust and works with landowners to protect at least one green space in each of the local authorities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Centenary Fields

14-18 Legacy

Explore how young people across the UK are aiming to raise one million pounds for the Royal British Legion throughout the First World War centenary.

14-18 Legacy project

Never Forgotten

Discover British artist Nic Joly’s miniature sculptures to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. He has created limited editions of his piece 'Never Forgotten', drawing on the ultimate symbol of Remembrance, the Flanders poppy.

Never Forgotten

WW1 commemorative album

'Forever' is a special album of spoken word and music commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Explore the full cast listing and buy it now.

WW1 commemorative album

Poppy seeds for schools

We provided every school in the UK with a free pack of Flanders poppy seeds as part of our centenary poppy-growing campaign.

Poppy Seeds for Schools

LifeBook

The Royal British Legion, in partnership with bespoke autobiography specialists LifeBook, is proud to announce a special new service to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. You can now capture your families' stories across the generations, whether they were directly involved in the conflict or not.

LifeBook autobiography experience

Hear My Cry

Explore and buy 'Hear My Cry', an illustrated collection of psalms, poetry, prayers and hymns produced by The Bible Society, with all proceeds going to The Royal British Legion.

Hear My Cry

First World War in Pictures

The Royal British Legion, in partnership with Illustrated London News Ltd (ILN), has produced a one-off special magazine of rarely seen material from the ILN archive featuring forgotten stories and articles of the First World War 191418.

First World War in pictures

WW1 Commemorative stamps

Royal Mail are issuing a landmark series of special stamps to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

WW1 commemorative stamps

Centenary poppy sculptures

See award-winning artist Mark Humphrey’s moving tributes to the one million Service men and women from the UK and Commonwealth who died as a result of the First World War.

Centenary poppy sculptures