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Welcome to the Thornbury & District 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.

Thornbury Branch monthly meeting is at 12.00 on the last Sunday of every month in the skittle alley of The Wheatsheaf, Chapel Street, Thornbury, BS35 2BJ.

A Veterans breakfast takes place, on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at the Swan pub on the High St, Thornbury.

Look out for news, views and updates on our Facebook group - Thornbury & District Royal British Legion Community.

We are an active branch that focusses on comradeship, support of our community of veterans and promoting the RBL within the local community

Membership is open to serving members, veterans, military families and anyone who has an interest in supporting veterans and the ethos of the Legion. So if you have an interest in supporting your local Royal British Legion and want to help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us: We welcome one and all from our community.

Legion membership ensures that

  • Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our Service personnel are never forgotten.
  • The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.

Becoming a member provides you 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 Larry Cauchi

About The Royal British Legion

The RBL is at the heart of a national network that supports serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, ex-serving personnel and their families; Ensuring their unique contribution to our Nation is never forgotten.

We are the countries largest Armed Forces charity with 210,000 members and over 50,000 volunteers along with a network of partners and charities working to give support to our beneficiaries wherever and whenever needed worldwide.

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.

Whilst most people associate the Legion with WW1 and WW2 it is important to recognise and remember that over 16,000 personnel have lost their lives on active duty since the end of WW2 and in fact their are only two years since 1945 where no lives have been lost. 

We have been here since 1921 and we will be here as long as they need us.

Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for further information and details of our history and national initiatives.