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In RBL’s centenary year, we are firmly focused on our future. By building on a century of work we’ll make sure we are a charity fit for the next 100.
In our centenary year, we are bringing to life your personal stories, memories and charitable work so that we can tell the story of the RBL last 100 years.
RBL branches sit at the heart of communities and today there are approximately 2,500 across the UK. Discover the stories behind our branches.
RBL overseas branches help connect Armed Forces communities across the world and help us remember those who have served and sacrificed together as one.
From our beginnings in the aftermath of the First World War, see how the torch of Remembrance has been passed from generation to generation in the UK, the Commonwealth and beyond.
Supporting those who have served and sacrificed to protect our way of life has been at the heart of the Royal British Legion since 1921.
Over 100 years many famous faces have joined us in honouring and supporting those who protect our way of life, from the Royal Family to stars of the stage and screen.
RBL brings people together to fundraise, commemorate and celebrate. From local fetes to grand balls, explore how we have brought communities together.
Our staff, members and volunteers have been at the heart of RBL for 100 years. Find out more about our unsung heroes who work tirelessly for their communities.
Red poppies have been worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community since 1921. Today the Poppy remains as the symbol of Remembrance at the heart of our Poppy Appeal.
Discover more about RBL's proud heritage and how a century of supporting the Armed Forces community has built a charity ready for the next 100 years.
When RBL chose to use the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance in 1921 it proved an immediate success, but the story of the woman behind its adoption is less well known.
The welfare and wellbeing of the Armed Forces has been at the heart of RBL since our inception in 1921. One of our earliest interventions saw us create a dedicated hospital and village to support ex-serving personnel suffering from tuberculosis after the First World War.
We've been the champions of Remembrance since 1921. We've shaped Remembrance from the adoption of Madame Guérin’s red poppy, through to campaigning to define a more inclusive form of Remembrance.
Members have been vital to our work since 1921 and continue to play a key role in supporting the Armed Forces community and championing Remembrance.
As RBL’s Director of Music, David Cole OBE, directs our Central Band and is also the musical director of the annual Festival of Remembrance.