Welcome to District North Spain of The Royal British Legion
To see what's going on in the area, visit our new News and Events page.
We are here to administer and deliver community support within the District. We also cover membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches throughout District North of Spain.
Membership of The Royal British Legion is available to all adults and nationality, not just members or ex-members of the British Armed Forces and we always welcome new members. Drop into your local branch or click here to find out how you can join.
You can join on-line and the following link will take you direct to the on-line application form click here.
Information and Support Enquiries
The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans and their familes. District North Spain covers an area from the French Border to Roquetas de Mar in Almeria, both the coastal regions and inland.
If you feel our District Community Support Team may be able to help you or someone close to you, please contact them for a confidential chat as follows:
For more information, you can also visit their page How Can We Help?
DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2019
The Annual Conference of The Royal British Legion, District Spain North, was held in Alicante with representatives from the majority of branches as well as Legion Head Office in London and the British Consulate in Spain. As well as the Overseas Member of the Membership Council, Bob Chambers, our Overseas Membership Support Officer, Heather Mason, was also in attendance.
During the Conference Proceedings Certificate of Appreciation were awarded to Pamela Dawson-Tasker BEM, Robin Hargrave and Jean Chattey in recognition of their many years of selfless service in support of the Legion in Spain.
The Poppy Appeal Award went to Gran Alacant and La Marina Branch, while the Recruitment and Retention award was won by Gandia Branch.
As his final contribution to the Poppy Appeal in Spain, the outgoing Poppy Appeal Coordinator, Robin Hargrave, announced that the total amount raised during the 2018 Poppy Appeal was an amazing €176,084, an increase of €7,000 on the 2017 figure. The majority of this money is actually spent here in Spain in support of Veterans and their families.
DISTRICT NORTH SPAIN IS ON FACEBOOK!
District North Spain has its own Facebook page, which we will be growing over the coming days and months. your ideas and contributions are very welcome - visit us at @LegionInSpain
NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS
If your spouse or partner accompanied on posting outside UK on posting, they can now claim Class 3 National Insurance Contributions (a new class of contribution) right back to April 1975. This could help with UK pension eligibility and amounts. You can apply even if you’re no longer serving. Follow the link to find out more. Remember that since 2010 spouses and partners have been entitled to claim Class 1 contributions when accompanying overseas - that information can also be found in the same article. Read more here...
To mark 11th November and Remembrance Sunday, a number of Services of Remembrance were held across District North Spain. Photographs of some of them are published here .
For additional information about the background to Acts of Remembrance, please visit
NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR DISTRICT COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER
At the recent meeting of the District Committee, District North Spain Chairman Don Cubbon expressed his pleasure and delight in awarding a certificate on behalf of Ian Fraser-Roe (National Overseas Support Coordinator) to Pam Twissell-Cross. In recognition of her outstanding work as District Community Support Officer for the District, Pam was awarded a Certificate of Recognition in the recent Volunteer's Week. The Chairman described the award as thoroughly well-deserved and added his own thanks for Pam's unstinting efforts on behalf of those across District North Spain.
NEW LEGION BRANCH IN MURCIA (BR3710)
A new Branch of The Royal British Legion was inaugurated in Murcia on 7th April. The lovely surroundings of the Sanctuary on the outskirts Calasparra made a spectacular venue. With almost 50 people attending there was great enthusiasm for starting a Branch in this northern area of Murcia.
The is the first new Branch to be opened in the District for seven Years and Chris Wyatt, District Secretary said “We are delighted that the Legion will now have a real presence in this area of Murcia. Branch members will be able to enjoy a varied social life as well as raising money for the Poppy Appeal and helping with Community Support. We wish them all the very best for the future.”
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