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Welcome to the Minchinhampton Branch of The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities. You do not need to have served in the armed forces to become a member of The Royal British Legion 

Remembrance for 2023 in Minchinhampton

Minchinhampton Branch are pleased to be able to advise of this year's Remembrancetide commemorations in the town:

Saturday 11th November 2023 - Armistice Day - There will be a short service of remembrance held at the Memorial Cross in Minchinhampton High Street starting at 10.55am. The High Street will not be closed to traffic and attendees should proceed with caution.

Sunday 12th November 2023 - Remembrance Sunday - There will be a church service held in Holy Trinity Church starting at 09.45am. At the end of the service, local community organisations will follow the Royal British Legion standard in a procession along Bell Lane to the Memorial Cross where a formal Act of Remembrance will be conducted. After the two-minute silence, representatives of local organisations will be invited to lay their poppy wreaths around the memorial. Members of the public are invited to join The Minchinhampton Parish Council and The Royal British Legion for the Act of Remembrance.


In August 2021, Minchinhampton Branch passed the milestone of 100 years of service within the community of Minchinhampton. 

See 'History' section under the Branch Information for further details


Next Branch Meeting

The next Branch meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 28th February 2024, and will be held in the Cotswold Club, Minchinhampton High Street starting at 7.30pm.


Click on this link for a larger map of the Cotswold Club Location

Club location

Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have a Service background or not. A large membership is vital for our welfare work and also for our political voice.  It is important to preserve the Legion to ensure it's there to help beneficiaries in years to come.

There is much more to the Legion than the once a year Poppy Appeal, as money needs to come in all year round to keep pace with what is spent on aiding current and retired Service personnel and their dependants' calls for assistance. In 2011 the Legion answered more than 160,000 calls for help from Service personnel past and present, and their dependants.

Legion membership ensures that

  • Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women have made are never forgotten.
  • The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.

Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.

If you wish to contact us or to report any inaccuracies or omissions on this site, please email the Branch Webmaster.

About The Royal British Legion

We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.

Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today. 

Almost 9 million people are eligible to call on the Legion for help. We spend £89million - or £1.7million every week - in direct welfare support to those who are serving in the Armed Forces, those who have served, and their dependants.

Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for details of our national initiatives.