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Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. And we’re not going anywhere.

We support serving and ex-serving personnel all year round, every day of the week.

Our support starts after one day of service and continues through life, long after service is over.

Poppies through the ages

For the 2023 Poppy Appeal we introduced a new plastic-free poppy, made entirely from paper.

Maintaining the iconic poppy design and leaf shape, this is the first time in 28 years that a new poppy has been developed.

Discover how the poppy has evolved to become a global symbol of Remembrance.

Read about the evolution of the poppy

About RBL

Royal British Legion Announces New Director General

The Royal British Legion has announced Mark Atkinson, current Chief Executive Officer at RNID, as its new Director General. Mark, who has been at RNID for five years, will be joining the RBL in early 2024 to lead its Executive Board.
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Festival of Remembrance poppies 2018


We remember those who lost their lives on active service in all conflicts; from the beginning of the First World War right up to the present day. We also remember all those who have served and their families.
What is Remembrance?

We get together

Wherever you are, whatever you like to do, there's a branch for you.
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We're here to help

We provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.
How can we help?

We campaign

We champion key issues, giving our Armed Forces community a voice.
Campaign with us
Mum and daughter - Poppy Walk - 2023-70

Get involved

From our Poppy Appeal to volunteering, or assisting Armed Forces and veterans, there are so many ways to support the Royal British Legion.
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A Standard Bearer preparing for a Remembrance parade


Read stories of how RBL bring together nations, communities and individuals to create better futures for the Armed Forces community and their families.
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Start your careers at the Royal British Legion. This is where you'll find a job that supports your ambition and those in our Armed Forces community.

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Our team is just a phone call away

Call us on 0808 802 8080. Lines are open from 8am-8pm every day.

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