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LEGION 100

Help us celebrate Legion 100

Legion 100 will bring together our nations, individuals and communities to celebrate both the tremendous achievements of the Royal British Legion over the last 100 years and to demonstrate why we are just as important in 2021 and beyond.

The British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the First World War. 

The aims of our centenary 

Legion 100 is about so much more than just reaching our centenary, it's about celebrating the people who've got us here - our staff, volunteers and our members – be it behind the scenes or on the frontline.

Unlike our annual Remembrance or national commemorative events, Legion 100 will be different. Those events recognise the national achievements and the role of our Armed Forces. The Legion’s centenary is about our role as a charitable organisation.

The Legion 100 programme will celebrate the tremendous achievements of the Royal British Legion over the last 100 years and demonstrate how and why we will continue to play a key part in helping our Armed Forces community and their families throughout 2021 and beyond.

Plans in the pipeline

Even though the current circumstances are making it a challenge for us to have fixed plans in place, we are remaining confident that things will change for the better. Here’s a glimpse of the national events in the pipeline which can also be copied at regional and national level:

  • A special commemorative service at Westminster Abbey in September
  • A Centenary themed Annual Conference in London in May
  • Recognition of Legion 100 in the Poppy Appeal and Festival of Remembrance in November.

See the separate tab for provisional

Legion 100 County Plans

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