Welcome to The Royal British Legion in Cornwall
We are here to administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Cornwall.
Membership of The Royal British Legion is available to all adults, not just members or ex-members of the forces and we always welcome new members. Drop into your local branch or click here to find out how you can join.
The Legion Magazine
The Legion Magazine, free to all members, provides in-depth stories on our welfare services, beneficiaries and the latest news from our branches.
There are five issues a year which as well as exclusive news articles, include the following regular features:
News - pictures and news snippets from the world of the Legion.
Lost Trails - tracing friends and comrades, also available online.
Letters - members’ views and stories
A Message from our Director General Charles Byrne on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
-Message from the National Chairman
I wanted to write to you and explain what we as the Board of Trustees and Executive Board are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented situation and puts us all in uncharted territory. I understand that this can be a worrying time and wanted to reiterate what the Legion has been doing to plan and prepare as the situation continues to develop.
The health of our beneficiaries, volunteers, members and employees is our priority. We will continue to take our lead from the Government advice, responding to the expert guidance as that is issued, with planning and decisions that we think are right for the Legion.
Government advice is clear on wanting people to work from home where possible. Our offices are remaining open for the time being, however, across the Legion more employees are working from home and teams are swiftly undertaking planning and arranging work to keep the Legion going. We will review all of our events and make decisions on those over the next couple of days.
The strength of the Legion is in our branches and counties and this is more important now than ever. As a member, I know you fully understand and appreciate this and will want to continue in your Legion work, but we do ask you to follow government’s advice. We strongly recommend that all non-essential meetings are cancelled or postponed, including branch and county meetings, and that members follow the government advice, particularly guidance on social distancing for the over 70’s and vulnerable people, which includes avoiding large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs and clubs. If you have any cold and flu symptoms at all, the right thing to do is to stay at home and not to travel.
Importantly, as the Royal British Legion, we are committed to playing our part to support our Armed Forces Community and our nations. We have set up a separate working group to look at how members, volunteers and staff can help in their communities and we will be issuing advice shortly. That said, if you find yourself in need of support and are eligible for Legion help, please call the contact centre on 0808 802 8080.
No one will have all the answers in this situation but more than ever addressing these challenges together will make a difference. This remains a rapidly changing situation and when we make any changes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will of course let you know. Please do your best to share this information with all of your members, to help keep everyone up to date.
Thank you in advance for your patience and continued support for the Legion and our beneficiaries during this time.
With very best wishes
Chairman, Board of Trustees
View our News & Events calendar for more information on what's happening.
To find out who to contact in your area please see the list of Branches on our branch information page.
About The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is the nation's leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.
If you would like to join the Royal British Legion, you can now join online, just click on the red "Join Now" link below.
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