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.
D-Day veterans to receive France's highest honour
The Government of France wishes to recognise the selfless acts of heroism and determination displayed by all surviving veterans of the Normandy landings, and of the wider campaigns to liberate France in 1944, by awarding them with the Legion d’Honneur. The Legion is working with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to bring to the attention of all D-Day veterans their eligibility for this award.
This recognition extends beyond the troops who actually landed on and fought their way up the beaches 70 years ago, and will include Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel who operated in support of the landings.
Those who are eligible for the award can make their request using this application form. It will be processed by MOD, who will forward the details to the French authorities. The French authorities will then make the final decisions on the awards.
Any veterans wishing to apply for the award (Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur), or anyone enquiring on their behalf should send the form to either:
Personnel and Training – Defence Services Secretary – Commemorations
Floor 6 Zone C
Ministry of Defence
London SW1A 2HB
Neither the Legion nor MOD will be able to give any guidance on timings or the arrangements for the presentation of the awards. Awards will not be given posthumously, and any further questions should be directed to the French authorities.
Recycling to Raise Funds with TRBL
We are delighted to announce that The Legion is launching two new recycling initiatives this Spring to raise essential funds through donated unwanted goods and we need your help spreading the word!
From those clothes that never come out of their drawer, to the phone that has been replaced by its newer model and even empty printer cartridges – all can be turned into funds to support the Legion whilst freeing up some space in your home!
Clothes for Charity collect unwanted and reusable good quality clothes. They provide a safe and secure way of donating clothes online. Simply request a traceable donation bag and then have this collected at a convenient time and location for you. To request a bag or to find out more please visit: www.clothesforcharity.org.uk/britishlegionYou may also receive a bag through your letterbox from Clothes for Charity and the Legion, please fill this up with your unwanted clothes, shoes and bags and leave by your front door on the day detailed on the bag. This year Clothes for Charity have committed to raise a minimum of £110,000 for the Legion so please get involved to help us reach this target!
The Recycling Factory collect empty inkjet and toner cartridges and mobile phones. To date they have raised £3 million for UK charities and for every cartridge successfully recycled The Recycling Factory will donate up to £4.50 and for every mobile phone or gadget up to £30!To donate visit: http://www.therecyclingfactory.com/britishlegion. You can then order freepost envelopes for inkjet and toner cartridges and find out how to recycle your mobile phones and gadgets.
The Cornwall Legion News is an A5 glossy booklet, produced 3 times a year and viewed by hundreds in Cornwall.
Each edition is jammed packed with all the latest goings on within our branches and clubs as well as all the fantastic fundraising events that have taken place in Cornwall. The latest issue is available here.
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.
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