Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Our ambition

The Royal British Legion has always been made up of many parts and we are almost unique in our ability to bring together nations, communities, and individuals in support of our Armed Forces community. Bringing people together is core to Remembrance and our mission.

As the Armed Forces community and society continue to evolve, we need to evolve too. We are the largest UK Armed Forces charity with thousands of passionate staff, volunteers, and members, and we have a responsibility to take the lead and lead by example.

Our commitments

  • We will ensure our leaders play a visible role in fostering a positive and inclusive culture
  • We will provide opportunities for everyone, no matter their role at RBL, their background, or personal characteristics
  • We will support our members in building diverse and inclusive communities
  • We will enable everyone to reach their potential and receive the service or recognition they deserve
  • We will showcase diverse role models and celebrate our differences, working with key stakeholders and partners to share best practice

Driving change and continuing progress

We believe that the compassion, understanding, and service we show each and every individual should be reflected in the way we all support, respect, and include every individual who works with us. We want everyone involved in our work or receiving our services, to feel proud to contribute to or be part of a diverse and inclusive organisation.

We recognise that we still have a long way to go to ensure that we make the RBL a truly great and inclusive organisation to work for and be part of so we have set out our commitments to provide a clear path to deliver this ambition. We will keep listening, learning, and sharing our progress and impact.


Charles Byrne

Director General

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