Royal British Legion

Our centenary

Together, we support our Armed Forces community

The Royal British Legion was formed in the aftermath of the First World War when four organisations came together to fight the injustices faced by those returning home after service – and became the British Legion in 1921. From the beginning we campaigned for fair treatment of those who had given so much for their country during the war and provided much needed welfare support and comradeship to millions.​​

100 years on we continue to respond to the changing needs of the Armed Forces community, providing small interventions to life-changing, and sometimes lifesaving, support.

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The Great Poppy Party

Join us in our centenary celebrations and host your Great Poppy Party. This summer, more than ever, we all want to be together with friends and family, so invite them along to a party, cook, bake or BBQ and raise funds to support our Armed Forces today.

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RBL 100 Limited Edition Items

Shop our RBL 100 items, from limited-edition silk volunteers' poppy to our richly illustrated 'We are the Legion' book, online at the Poppy Shop.

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100 years of supporting the Armed Forces community

Join us to mark our 100th anniversary by writing a personal message of support for the Armed Forces community on our online message board.

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Telling our story

Our members, volunteers and staff have been at the heart of the Royal British Legion since our formation in 1921. From silk poppies to personal testimonies, explore our stories that celebrate 100 years of honouring and supporting those who protect our way of life.

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Centenary products from our partners

Our corporate partners are helping us celebrate our 100th birthday by offering you the opportunity to support us by purchasing some amazing products.

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Our response to the Covid-19 outbreak

During the coronavirus outbreak our priority remains the safety and well-being of our community.

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