The Royal British Legion is honoured to have Her Majesty the Queen as our Patron.
While having royal patronage from its founding in 1921, the Legion received its "Royal" appellation in 1971 on its golden anniversary.
Our National President is Lt General James Bashall CB, CBE appointed in May 2019.
As National President, Lt General James Bashall will represent the Legion at key ceremonial events including the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph and the Legion's Festival of Remembrance.
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne is President of the Women's Section of The Royal British Legion.
Our aims for 2021 and beyond
The RBL is a community made up of members, volunteers and staff across the UK and with branches around the world. The challenges of the pandemic revealed how strong that community is and how close its bonds are with the rest of society. Read our latest annual report to find out more about our work and our ambitious plans for the future.
We are so grateful for all donations which we have received over the past year. Our work would not be possible without our supporter’s generosity.
The Board exercises responsibility for the overall strategic direction, governance and management of RBL.
The Legion is governed by a Board of Trustees. Elections and appointments are staggered over a three year cycle to allow an intake of new Trustees every year.
The Board delegates responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Legion through the Director General to the Executive Board.
Board of Trustees
Lt General James Bashall CB, CBE
Mrs Una Cleminson BEM TD
National Vice Chairman
Lt Col Joseph Falzon OSJ BEM
Major General David Jolliffe CB FRCP
Chairman of Women’s Section
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Director of Operations
|Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Remembrance|
|Director of HR and Organisational Development|