Her Majesty The Queen Visits Royal British Legion Village
The streets of the Royal British Legion Village in Aylesford was lined with thousands of pupils and supporters as they welcomed Her Majesty The Queen on Wednesday 6th November.
Her Majesty’s visit was the perfect way to celebrate RBLI embarking on the next century of supporting those in need.
The Royal visit also marked the next stage in RBLI’s mission to improve the lives of injured veterans. This year RBLI launched the most ambitious project in their 100-year history – the Centenary Village – a veterans’ community comprising family homes, assisted-living apartments and a community centre, which will see RBLI support hundreds of the most in-need ex-servicemen and women every year for another century.
Having visited the Royal British Legion in 1975, The Queen marked her return with officially opening the new 15-bed care facility Appleton Lodge, followed by a tour of the completed first phase of the Centenary Village, which includes 24 specially-adapted apartments for wounded former military personnel, before marking the next stage in its development by burying a time capsule.