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Petts Wood

Petts Wood 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.

Petts Wood Branch Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except August at our Headquarters in Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington. The November meeting is also the AGM.

Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for 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 have 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.

If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email ahoney001@gmail.com about The Royal British Legion.

The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 as a voice for the ex-Service community and over 380,000 members continue to ensure this voice does not go unheard today. Although the needs of ex-Service people and their dependants have changed over the years, we are still there to safeguard their welfare, interests and quality of life and to give assistance when required. 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 money needed to care for the ex-service men, women and dependants comes from the Poppy Appeal which is held annually in October and November. The first official Legion Poppy Day was held in Britain on 11 November 1921, inspired by the poem In Flanders' Fields written by John McCrae. Since then the Poppy Appeal has been a key annual event in the nation's calendar.

We are proud of Petts Wood tradition with the Poppy Appeal and along with your assistance we will continue to be so.Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.