Welcome to The Royal British Legion in Merseyside & West Lancashire
We are to administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Merseyside & West Lancashire.
The County covers the District Councils of Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton, St Helens, West Lancashire, Warrington, Wigan and Bolton. Throughout the County the Legion can boast 34 Branches, 10 Clubs and over 3,500 members.
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.
Liverpool Armed Forces Day Parade Saturday 24th June 11am
A parade of around 1,000 serving personnel, veterans, cadets and marching bands will signal the start of the Armed Forces Day celebrations on the Saturday in June. Stepping-off from St George’s Hall plateau at 11am, the impressive display of colour and sound will travel through the city centre, culminating at Princes Parade where a salute will be given to a number of special guests and dignitaries.
Any veterans wishing to parade need to complete an expression of interest form which can be downloaded by Clicking the form below.
Warrington Festival of Remembrance Sunday 6th November 6.30pm
Tea & Toast Tuesday 19th July 10-12
There are many ways you can help as a volunteer, for only a couple of hours a week, or more if you have time:
Or you could go one step further by becoming a Legion member and participating in membership activities through your local branch.
Visitor volunteers carry on one of the longest traditions within the Legion, offering companionship to people who are isolated or vulnerable.
The role requires a willingness to donate time regularly, an ear that can be bent and the ability to offer friendship.
If you think you would enjoy a chat and carrying out regular visits to people in your local area please get in touch.
First WW2 Veterans receive Citizen of Honour
(Pictured Dusty Miller, Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Erica Kemp, Deputy Mayor Cllr Roz Gladden, Former Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Gary Millar and Armed Forces Champion Cllr Ian Francis)
Legion Member Albert (Dusty) Miller was amongst the first Second World War veterans to receive a Citizen of Honour certificate from the Lord Mayor of Liverpool today. Other veterans to receive the award at the Launch included Chindit Philip Hayden, Albert Lewtas, Bernard O’Byrne, John Doran, Philip Hayden, Walter Soper and Canon William Todd who thanked the City on behalf of all the Veterans.
For full story click here
WW2 Veterans awarded Citizen's of Honour of the City of Liverpool
The City of Liverpool will honour the surviving Service men and women including Merchant Seafarers who were born in or live in the City and served in the Second World War by bestowing on them the Citizen of Honour of the City of Liverpool in recognition of the part they played in ensuring our freedom.
The Royal British Legion Cheshire & Merseyside Area Office will assist the City of Liverpool by administering the application process in their Pop In Centre in Williamson Street, Liverpool, L1 1EB. The Legion Pop In is open every weekday between 10am and 4pm.
For more information click on the Certificate.
Lights out a success
Congratulations to all who contributed towards making last night’s Lights Out initiative such a wonderful success. A huge number of events were held across the country, generating a huge amount of public and media interest in the Legion. To read more click
Poppy on the Beach
|Another world record breaking human poppy
School children from across Sefton have set a new World Record to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
To mark Sefton's World War 1 commemorations, a total of 5,821 pupils from more than 47 schools were on Southport beach on Friday 4 July to form a huge human poppy. (This figure is unconfirmed until being verified by Guinness.)
Armed Forces Day Liverpool
ARMED FORCES DAY SERVICE OF CELEBRATION
SATURDAY 28th JUNE 2014
The City of Liverpool, will hold a Service of Celebration to mark Armed Forces Day at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Saturday, 28TH June 2014. This year’s Service will also include a commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of World War I
Guests to arrive at 10:30 am, Service starts at 11:00 am. This will be followed by a march by Veterans, present serving Military and Cadets from Liverpool Cathedral along Hope Street starting at 12:15 p.m.
All welcome to attend. Parking in the Cathedral grounds by invite only.
Stuart Haynes, Liverpool Cathedral: [0151 702 2222]
Liverpool Town Hall: 0151 233 4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ex-Service Organisations who would like to march please contact Bill Martin, County Secretary Merseyside/West Lancashire, The Royal British Legion [0333 011 4110] or email@example.com
Armed Forces Minister “pops in” to Merseyside to celebrate new improved Legion services
17 December 2013
The Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, visited Liverpool today to formally open The Royal British Legion's new public 'Pop In' Advice and Information Centre in the heart of the city centre.
Based on Williamson Street, it is the first of 16 brand new centres that the Legion will open in major cities across the UK, as part of its biggest ever transformation to bring its work closer to the Armed Forces community. Each centre will offer a welcoming space for Service personnel and veterans to get practical help and advice, and for members of the public to find out more about the wide range of services and community activities provided by the Legion.
Veterans In Practise First Tuesday Film Club at FACT
The First Tuesday Film Club begins on March 5. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, VIP will curate its own programme of films, giving an opportunity to meet and socialise while learning about the history of film. Screenings are free, but entry is for members only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to become a member.
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.