Centenary Poppy Campaign
This national campaign, which originated in the Greenhithe and Swanscombe Branch of the Legion, is asking the public and local authorities to purchase Flanders poppy seeds from B&Q to plant on their own land.
The aim of the campaign is to cover the UK with poppies during the centenary period in commemoration of all those who lost their lives in the First World War. Read more >>>
Remembering the Fallen
In partnership with the CWGC, the Legion is developing a special new website - www.everymanremembered.org. At the moment it's just giving a taste of what's to come but you can sign up to be first in line to participate in this exciting and momentous act of Remembrance. Read more >>>
Forever commemorative album
This unique recording also features readings and stories by a number of descendants of WW1 Victoria Cross recipients and the music of The Central Band of The Royal British Legion. Read more >>>
National Memorial Arboretum
The UK’s living Centre of Remembrance, will mark 100 years since the First World War with a variety of special events and activities, for all ages.
Activities include a WW1 Discovery Trail, war poetry recitals, commemorative services and special programmes for school children. Entrance to the National Memorial Arboretum is free. Visit www.thenma.org.uk/events to find out more.
Schools and Learning
The Legion's FREE Learning Pack contains a wide variety of resources on the First World War including assembly outlines, case studies, poetry, activities and comparison of then and now.
The Legion's Burnham Branch has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Burnam War Stories, a project working with local schools and youth organisations. Read more >>>
And Stowmarket Branch also received HLF funding for a concert and Antiques Roadshow type event in May, a parade in July and an essay competition for local students based on those commemorated on the town's memorial gates.
The Legion's travel arm, Remembrance Travel, is offering a number of WW1 tours in 2014 and will also arrange bespoke group tours. Visit www.remembrancetravel.org.uk for more information.
We also offer tours for schools and organisations for young people both within the UK and in Europe. Visit www.remembrancetravelforschools.org.uk for more information.
Centenary Charity Auction
Do you have any First World War memorabilia such as uniforms, medals, postcards or antiques and collectibles from the 1920s to the 1960s?
We'd love you to donate them to The Great Centenary Charity Auction. All funds raised will help us fund research into reducing the effects of blast injuries. Read more >>>