The Royal British Legion Standard



Welcome to The Royal British Legion in Somerset


The 2015 Regional Standard Bearers' Competition 

will be held on

Saturday 28th February 2015 - 10:00hrs to 16:00hrs


Bridgwater College

Bath Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4PZ

Competition & Attendance Information here

College details here



Click here to view the 2015 County Conference Picture Gallery 


County Office Move

The County Chairman and County Secretary are now located at Dunkirk Memorial House in Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton.

All Membership, Remembrance, Ceremonial, Legion in the Community, event planning queries and equipment loans should be directed to the new address, email or phone numbers.

Articles intended for publication in the County Newsletter, or content for inclusion on this web site, should be sent to the County Secretary at the email address given below.

Welfare enquiries should be directed to:-  LEGIONLINE on 0808 8028080


The County Office postal address and contacts are below:-

County Chairman County Secretary
Roger Duddridge Kate Hurley
Dunkirk Memorial House Dunkirk Memorial House
Bishops Lydeard Bishops Lydeard
07890 102 593 01823 431 262
  07789 875 030

Refer to the contact us page for details of other county officers and staff.



Live On

Live on

To the memory of the fallen and the future of the living

On 23rd October we will be updating the charity’s look and feel to give it a fresh, modern and hopeful expression that joins up our Remembrance and welfare work.

‘Live On’ is a simple and memorable way to link our twin commitments to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. It’s also about presenting our charity in a lighter, cleaner way.

We want people to understand that the poppy is not just about Remembrance, it’s also about providing hope for the Armed Forces community of all ages throughout the year.

Given the heightened interest around the Centenary and the opening of our new Pop In centres, there has never been a better time to tell our story. We’ll be phasing out our strapline ‘Shoulder to shoulder with all who Serve’ and replacing it with ‘Live On’ across all of our marketing and communications—a process that will take some time.

Meanwhile, you may be asking how this affects you in your role at the Legion. Live On won’t directly change the way we do our day to day business. We’ll all continue to work as normal—it simply means that you’ll notice changes to all of our printed materials, online channels, events branding and office spaces.

The 2014 Poppy Appeal will be the first phase of the Live On journey, but we are not confining its use to the Poppy Appeal or Remembrance. We’ll be using it as an embedded part of the Legion’s work all year round, and you can join us in watching it expand and evolve

We’ll be in touch with updates for you to use and you’ll receive an email later today with further Live On information.

I hope that you will join me in welcoming our new look and embracing it as an improved expression of our valuable work.

Best wishes

Chris Simpkins DMA, Hon.DUniv, DL

Director General