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.
Click here for more information
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.
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.