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Welcome to the Byfield and District Branch of The Royal British Legion

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The Royal British Legion (RBL) is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.

Remember ALL are welcome in the RBL - you don't have to be ex-service to be part of this organisation - and there are no age limits.

Byfield RBL usually meets in the Lower Annex of Byfield Village Hall NN11 6UT at 8 p.m. on the first Monday of every month, unless that falls on a bank holiday when our meeting is postponed to the second Monday of that month BUT...

Occasionally our meetings are held in other villages within our District; make sure you check our Notices page for announcemnts about those.

We usually assemble in a local hostelry about half an hour prior to our Branch Meeting, and often repair there afterwards.

Aa our District is made-up of many rural communities, some of those being quite small and relatively distant, there are always Members willing to pick-up others from the far corners of our area at any time of the year and return them home after our meetings... JUST CONTACT any of our Officers if you wish to take advantage of that offer.

Many of our meetings include Speakers on various subjects not necessarily of a military nature. VISITORS to our "SPEAKER MEETINGS" are welcome for £1/head BUT be warned, we'll try to RECRUIT you!

Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.

Legion membership ensures that

  • Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women have made are never forgotten.
  • The ex-Service community has a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.

Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.

Use the link below to join online now.

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If you have any problems with our online joining, please phone 0808 802 8080 and one of our staff will be happy to process your membership application over the phone.

If you wish to contact us to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, or to suggest any useful additions or upgrades please email Terry Hoyle at

About The Royal British Legion

We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.

Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today. 

Visit for details of our national initiatives.