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Basingstoke & Overton

Welcome to the Basingstoke & Overton Branch of The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion 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.

The British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the First World War.  Since its formation, the Royal British Legion has been continually supporting serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-serving personnel and their families. 

The Basingstoke Branch was founded in July that year and continues to this day, supporting the principle objectives of the Royal British Legion in raising money to provide welfare support for ex-service personnel and their dependants and, with conflicts in numerous parts of the world today, the role of the RBL has never been more important.

The Basingstoke & Overton Branch usually meets at 19.30 on the third Tuesday of each month at the Labour Club in Sandys Road, Basingstoke. Occasionally, that may change.  Forthcoming meeting dates are published on our news page

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If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email our Branch Secretary Cheryl Felstead or the site webmaster John Davies

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.

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. 

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 people 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 personnel 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.

Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.