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Greater London

Wearing a poppy, taking part in fundraising, or attending a local Remembrance event, shows our Armed Forces community, past and present, that their service and sacrifice is valued by us all.

poppy cut out at Richmond factory

Remember the sacrifices our Armed Forces make and the fact that they are willing to risk everything to protect us, despite having never met us.  The funds raised during the Poppy Appeal means that we can continue our vital work supporting serving personnel, veterans, and their families.


In the year where we sadly marked the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, we will be paying tribute to her service as our Patron of 70 years, as the longest serving Commander-in-Chief of the British military and as a veteran. Her late Majesty was dedicated to duty and epitomised the service and commitment shown by our Armed Forces community. 

Teaching Remembrance.  




If you would like to join an affiliated Legion social club, see the branch list where nearly half have RBL social clubs operating. 

Membership costs £18 a year, although individual branches may also charge a small administration fee on top. 

Social Club fees incur additional fees and vary according to the individual club and activity/ entertainment offered.

Click on map to see the index of branches. 


The new Royal British Legion logo and brand identity was launched in 2021 to coincide with it's 100th formation Anniversary.
The Royal British Legion will be100 years old in May 2022, a big thank you to all those that has kept it strong and alive to serve.


Members Badge - order from the Poppy Shop  

See what membership offers you or see Legion footage on our YouTube site.



GLD Facebook Group has been setup for those that want to share Members’ information and activity, going on across the London area.  It is a closed group, so you would need to join, view, post and share information. Please feel free to promote any RBL fundraising, social events, parades, ceremonies, Remembrance activity, exhibitions and any other appropriate information that Members would find interesting.
  • Please do not share anything deemed offensive, sexual, abusive or derogatory.
  • Even if something may seem ok to you, consider other people’s feelings and respect their views, religions and cultures.
  • Do not on any account enter into any arguments or ‘mud-slinging’.
  • The Royal British Legion is legally required to remain politically neutral.
  • encouraging or engaging in political debates or conversations
  • expressing personal political, religious or other views that could be deemed offensive
  • sharing or retweeting politician’s tweets about policy matters
  • you must never share confidential, personal, financial or sensitive information.
Any information that violates this code will be removed, monitoring of the site takes place on a weekly basis. Unacceptable comments and behaviour on social media could result referral to the Legion Complaints Procedure.



Dear All,

It is with deepest sorrow that the Royal British Legion marks the death of our Sovereign and Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen has served as Patron of the Royal British Legion since 6 February 1952. We are immensely thankful for her faithful service, and we join the entire Armed Forces community in mourning her loss. Her unwavering commitment to the Armed Forces will be deeply missed and our sincere condolences are with the Royal Family at this time. 

The Queen has always maintained a close relationship with the British Armed Forces. She was herself a veteran, having served in the Second World War as a driver and mechanic with the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Upon her ascension to the throne, she became Commander-in-Chief and Head of the British Armed Forces and those of the Commonwealth Realm. She was known for her devotion to the Armed Forces and her keen interest in their affairs, serving as an inspiration to them all.

The Queen attended her first performance of the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance as 19-year-old Princess Elizabeth in 1945. As Queen, she attended every performance but for three, when she was either in childbirth with Prince Charles, on Commonwealth tour, or experiencing ill health.  

I had the honour of meeting Her Majesty on several occasions, during my time as a student at Royal Holloway College, during the centenary of Barnardo’s when as Patron she visited our new head office, and more recently during my time with the Royal British Legion as a Trustee. Her commitment and support for the RBL and the armed forces family it supports was palpable and always provided a positive boost for all those of us lucky enough to meet her.

Paying tribute to The Queen

Books of Condolence will be available to the public and on the British Monarchy website: www.royal.gov.uk. We will also open one at the National Memorial Arboretum.  


Jason Coward, National Chairman

For more information, please read the FAQ document published on our website .


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