Welcome to The Royal British Legion in Staffordshire
We are here to administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Staffordshire.
The Legion has been a voice for the Armed Forces community for over 90 years. Join us to help ensure our veterans and serving personnel get the support they deserve.
Drop into your local branch to join us.
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.
Veterans Medical Funds
The Royal British Legion has introduced a new Veterans Medical Funds programme providing support for veterans with hearing loss and support for veterans with serious physical injury.
The programme is funded through a five year, £13m commitment from HM Treasury using income generated from the Libor rate-fixing fines. It has two elements: support for veterans with hearing loss and support for veterans with serious physical injury.
Both of the Funds described will be available to veterans across the UK. For further information click here to go to the designated website.
Anzac Commemorative Service 2015 at British Military Cemetery, Cannock Chase
On the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings Staffordshire remembered the men of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. When they departed Brocton Camp in 1919 they paraded in Market Square, Stafford and handed to the Mayor and Corporation of Stafford the New Zealand Standard they had used as a Battalion Flag.
A new Flag was presented to the Mayor of Stafford, to replace the lost original, by the High Commissioner for New Zealand His Excellency the Right Honourable Sir Lockwood Smith KNZM Phd.
For photographs and reports click here & here
The Legion’s WW1 Centenary Guide
The Legion has put together a WW1 Centenary guide which is intended to inform you of the Legion’s Centenary plans. It can be downloaded here in pdf form and contains our position and key messages on the Centenary along with some of the dates of planned large-scale commemorations.
It has snapshots of some of the national activities we will be announcing more fully in coming months – for updates, please refer to www.britishlegion.org.uk/ww1centenary. There is also a section on how you can apply for funds for your own Centenary projects, and a few success stories.