Welcome to Derbyshire Royal British Legion
The Legion is a charity that supports the serving and ex-Service community. We administer and support membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Derbyshire. From Glossop in the north to Swadlincote in the south, this consists of 49 Branches and three sub-Branches, seven Clubs and approximately 4,800 members around the County.
Royal British Legion Live On
To find out what we do just follow the link.
Membership of the 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 find out how you can join here.
About the Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion’s work is encapsulated in its motto: Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. The Legion is the nation's biggest Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is the national custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal, and its emblem the red poppy. www.britishlegion.org.uk
Latest County Newsletter is available in the here
Annual Conference 2019
As we get closer to the Annual Conference I just wanted to send a reminder to all branches and counties/districts that if you haven’t already put in your Delegates Applications you can now do this online through MAP (O365).
Please click on the link to be taken to the Annual Conference Application. This means you will not need to send any hard copies through the post.
Below are also the websites for people wishing to attend as a visitor and also the official RBL hotel booking agent for the 2019 Conference.
The RBL general information webpage for this years conference 2019.
2019 Conference Official Hotel Booking Site.
2019 Events Diary
Full list of County events can be found here: County Diary
List of National events can be found here: National Events
Skydive to Raise Money for the Poppy Appeal
To find out who to contact in your area please see the list of Branches on our branch information page.
News & Events Updates
New to News & Events: Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club, news & events information page
Centenary: With Remembrance being led by the Legion since 1921, the commemoration of the end of the First World War in 2018 is going to be one of the most memorable and significant moments in the history of the Legion and the entire nation. Thank You
2019 Soldiering On Awards
Details to follow as they become available.
There is now a new entry to the County News called Associated Projects and can be found under the county webpage listings within the left-hand window coulomb.
Held on 11th November every year, Armistice Day commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on 11th November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Although hostilities continued in some areas, the armistice essentially brought an end to fours years of fighting in the First World War.
In Britain, it is tradition to pause for a two minute silence at 11am on 11th November to remember those killed in the two world wars and the British servicemen killed or injured since 1945.
The armistice was signed in Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage in the remote Forest of Compiègne, north of Paris, at 5am on 11th November 1918, and came into force at six hours later, at 11am. French military commander Foch was in charge of leading the negotiations and signing the agreement which made it impossible for the German army to recommence fighting.