The Royal Charter

The Royal British Legion is a body incorporated by Royal Charter rather than under the Companies Act. 

The Charter sets out RBL's objectives and powers. It also details how the organisation is to be structured, organised, managed and run.

The first Charter was granted to the British Legion, as it was known then, in 1925 by King George V.

That first Charter has been changed by various Supplemental Charters to develop alongside the needs of the serving and ex-Service community, and the evolving structure of The Royal British Legion.

Motions for amendments to the Charter can be put forward by the RBL's members and are debated at our Annual Conference.

Download and view The Royal Charter.


Membership Handbook

Download our Membership Handbook for policy guidance and information on how RBL membership works.

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