Welcome to The Royal British Legion in Dorset

We cover within the County Council boundary of Dorset, from Lyme Regis in the west, across to Highcliffe-on-Sea in the east and from Portland Bill in the south to Gillingham (Dorset) in the north.

The Royal British Legion is very active in the County with approximately 7000 Legion members, located in 30 branches, which are supported by 15 RBL Clubs.

We are here to administer and support the delivery of welfare services, membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Dorset.

Membership of The Royal British Legion is available to all, 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.

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.

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To find out who to contact in your area please see the list of Branches on our branch information page.

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