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Welcome to the Stamford Branch of The Royal British Legion

About The Royal British Legion

Founded in 1921, the Royal British Legion has some 235,000 Members and is the leading ex-Service organisation and one of Britain’s best known and highly respected charities. The Legion’s existence, and the way it conducts its affairs, are governed by the Sovereign’s authority which is incorporated in its Royal Charter.  This Charter is recognised by Government, by the Charity Commissioners, and by EU legislation.

The Legion is not just about those who fought in the two 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.

The Constitution and objects of the Legion were first laid down in 1925 and may be summarised as follows:

·     It is democratic, non-party political, and non-sectarian;

·     It exists to promote the welfare of those who are serving or who have served in  the Armed Forces of the Crown, and their spouses and dependants – some 10 million people;

·     League benevolence extends to all members of the serving and ex-Service community, not just those who belong to the Legion.

 

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. 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, 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.

 

 

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