About Youth Membership

If you are between 12 and 18 years old and are interested in the Armed Services and the work of the Royal British Legion, why not join us as a Youth Member?

You can learn to play a musical instrument, become a Majorette or develop your musical skills in the friendly atmosphere of a Royal British Legion band - and experience all the thrill of public performances.

If you are already a member of an organisation like the Guides, Scouts or one of the Cadet organisations you can affiliate the whole group to your local Royal British Legion branch.

Youth membership is free to join until you reach the age of 18 (after which point full membership fees will apply).

To join, please get in touch with your local Membership Support Officer by email or phone.

For more information contact our Membership Governance Coordinator or call 020 3053 7146.

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Youth, Sports and Membership Support Officer
The Royal British Legion
Haig House, 199 Borough High Street
London SE1 1AA

Youth Standard Bearer

As a Youth Member you can be trained as a Royal British Legion Youth Standard Bearer. If you are good at it, there are competitions between branches and counties which lead to The National Youth Standard Bearer Competition.

The winner of this competition holds the position of the Royal British Legion National Youth Standard Bearer and attends events such as the Festival of Remembrance held at the Royal Albert Hall in London each year.

Youth bands and majorette troupes

The Royal British Legion has a number of youth bands and majorette troupes in England and Wales.  In addition some adult bands are happy to accept youth members and may even teach you to play a musical instrument.

Find one local to you and telephone them for more information or simply contact the National Youth Officer, who can advise you if there is a band or majorette troupe in your area.

You must be a Youth Associate Member of the Royal British Legion once you are established in the band.  You can join some bands or majorette troupes below the age of 12 but you will be expected to become a Youth Associate Member when you reach 12.

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