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.
The New Remembrance Centre at the NMA
Walking around the new multi-million-pound Remembrance Centre, it’s hard not to be moved by the stature of what has been created. Costing close to £16 million and almost 31,000 sq ft in size, the National Memorial Arboretum now has a building that matches the breath-taking memorials that the site houses.
Financed by the Legion, the new centre is at the cutting edge of design, interactive exhibits and Remembrance – bringing the Arboretum bang up to date and making it an immersive and powerful experience for all who visit.
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The Ministry of Defence choose The Royal British Legion to lead help for veterans
The Royal British Legion are delighted to announce that it has been selected, alongside our principal partners, to set-up a one-stop service to better support the UK’s Armed Forces veterans community. The £2 million Veterans' Gateway programme will help veterans find and access advice and support on a broad range of issues, including healthcare and housing.
The programme will provide a single point of contact to ensure that all British Armed Forces veterans, wherever they are based, can get help quickly and efficiently from whichever organisation is best placed to provide it. It will give all veterans, regardless of age or location, a simple point of contact to turn to for advice and help in accessing public, private and charitable services.
The new service will provide a 24/7 phone number, with an empathetic and professional voice at the end of the line, and a dedicated website and a mobile app to make it easier for former service personnel to access support on a range of issues including housing, employability and health.
We have commenced detail planning for the implementation of the Gateway which will be formally launched in the first half of 2017.
This is a crucial first step in delivering our strategy over the next five years and we look forward to working in collaboration with SSAFA, Combat Stress, Connect Assist, Poppyscotland, and many more, to ensure that no veteran is left behind.
The Tri-Service & Veterans Support Centre in Newcastle under Lyme
At the Veterans Support Centre local volunteers provide support and guidance to all members of the Armed Forces family.
The Royal British Legion also holds Outreach clinics at the Support Centre.
Click here for full details of the Support Centre and its services
Wolverhampton Information Network (WIN)
WIN is a FREE to use online search directory that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It features a host of local services, support groups, advice agencies and activities that take place in the City of Wolverhampton. WIN is an all services Hub, a localised 'one stop shop' for information. See Related Links below to go to the WIN website.
Anzac Commemorative Service 2016 at British Military Cemetery, Cannock Chase
On Sunday 24 April Staffordshire again remembered the men of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
On a clear, sunny morning a large gathering began of Standard Bearers, Civic Dignitaries, Veterans and members of the public.
The service was lead by the County Chaplain, with readings given by the the County President, the County Chairman, and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant
A gallery of photos provided by local freelance photographer Paul Milgate can be seen by clicking on the icon to the left of this page.
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.