The Poppy Appeal in Woodmancote & District
The Legion is funding new initiatives aimed at
supporting the Afghanistan generation of the Armed
- The Legion has committed £25 million to the Personnel Recovery
Centres, including £12 million to The Battle Back Centre
Lilleshall, a facility being built to enhance the recovery of
wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, which will become a
national centre of excellence for adaptive sport and adventure
training with the military at its core.
- The Legion spends over £200,000 a day on providing welfare and
support for our Armed Forces.
- The Legion's campaigns have resulted in more than £12 million
in increased compensation paid to our most seriously injured
- The Independent Inquest Advice Service is a new service
launched to help provide free, independent expert legal advice and
assistance to bereaved Armed Forces families through the inquest
Those serving in Afghanistan can ask The Legion for support -
today and for the rest of their lives.
Since 2003 the Legion has helped more than 10,000 Serving,
ex-Service and family members who are part of the Afghan and Iraq
The Legion represents more than one-third of the appeals that
have been lodged for higher compensation by British Armed Forces
wounded in Afghanistan.
The Legion provides £1.8 million for Combat Stress to provide
treatment for mental health outreach services for those affected by
The Legion steps in to provide housing, employment, and
financial assistance to those who have served in Afghanistan.
The Legion is the UK's most effective campaigner on behalf of
the Armed Forces Family
Personnel Recovery Centres:
- The Royal British Legion, in partnership with the MoD, is
funding the operation of four Personnel Recovery Centres.
- The PRCs will provide residential accommodation for Service
personnel undergoing recovery and also run tailored programmes
to assist them in their rehabilitation and return to duty or
smooth transition to civilian life.
- PRCs will be located within existing garrison
locations and will make use of garrison facilities such as medical
services, recreation and education centres.
- We have now committed £25m over 10 years into the MoD's
'recovery capability' for injured Service personnel. The
Legion will provide for the operation of four PRCs and will build,
equip and operate a Battle Back Challenge Centre for adaptive
sports and adventure training.
The Royal British Legion Battle Back Challenge
- Built and operated through partnership between the MoD and The
Royal British Legion, this centre will provide rehabilitation for
Service personnel through adaptive sport and adventure
- It's forms part of an overall recovery strategy which
includes the Personnel Recovery Centre programme (also supported by
the Legion) and aims to help seriously injured personnel to focus
on what they can, rather than what they cannot, achieve.
Independent Inquest Advice Service:
- This new service to help bereaved Armed Forces families
through the inquest process provides free, independent and expert
legal advice and assistance.
- This confidential and professional service is free
and available throughout the UK to the bereaved families of
all Service personnel, and reservists on active Service. Advice and
support are provided by our experienced solicitors at all stages of
the investigation into operational and
Be the Boss:
- This new service is aimed at supporting recent UK Service
leavers to plan, fund and grow their own small businesses through
the administration of £5m in grants and loans.
- Funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and
Skills, it will be run in association with the Legion's employment
and training portal, Civvy Street.