This Volunteers' Week we'll be celebrating the ordinary people doing extraordinary things for our Armed Forces community! Whether you're volunteering at our care homes or raising funds to support our work, we'd love to hear your stories in the comments section below and on Twitter @PoppyLegion.
This Volunteers Week well be celebrating the ordinary people doing extraordinary things
This Mental Health Awareness Week we're bringing you the story of Kevin Phillips who was injured while on tour in Iraq. Watch how our recovery centre helped him psychologically as well as physically.
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June Small
Join us in wishing happy birthday to Ron Jones, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday! Ron has been collecting for the Poppy Appeal for more than 30 years and has become a familiar face in Newport, Wales, where every year he volunteers for us on Remembrance Sunday.

Ron was a prisoner of war in Auschwitz whilst serving in the Welch Regiment during The Second World War; after being...
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Join us in wishing happy birthday to Ron Jones who recently celebrated
Kath Jessop
Donna Meacham
Matthew Greenwood
"My idea of hell was commuting day in, day out, wearing a suit. So I thought of other things and remembered I’d always been interested in blacksmithing."

When Tim Mackereth completed 22 years of service, he turned to us for assistance with starting up his own blacksmithing business. Fourteen years later, his award-winning company has gone from strength to strength. Find out more by clicking...
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My idea of hell was commuting day in day out wearing a

From Forces to Forge

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Anthony McGarry
Sean Williams
Carl Brady
"I've done things that I thought I'd never be able to do again"
To support the best possible recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, we have established The Battle Back Centre. Watch this video to see how it helps people achieve their best possible recovery and either return to Service duty or to make a smooth transition to civilian life.
Debbie McKinnon
Steve Knight
After Terence suffered a stroke and was burgled, members of his local Legion branch were there for him to make him feel less isolated and find a new place to call home. Find out more about the great work of our branches by reading the full story.
After Terence suffered a stroke and was burgled members of his local

How Legion Branches Support Local Veterans

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Steve Knight
"My general duties included counter-intelligence and the routine examinations of the methods of protecting secret and top secret material."

After joining the Army in 1944 Reg Dunning trained as a glider pilot before travelling to Palestine with the Intelligence Corps. Now, Reg is an avid Legion branch member and has commanded parades for more than 60 years. Read his inspiring story.
My general duties included counterintelligence and the routine examinations of the methods

Reg Dunning's Story of Service

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Terry Nichols
Steve Knight
Peter Greenman
Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support; many of their support team are veterans themselves so they understand the issues that people face after leaving the Armed Forces. To get support, visit:
Veterans Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support

The Royal British Legion has partnered with a consortium of military...

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In April and May 2015 massive earthquakes caused terrible destruction in Nepal, flattening entire villages in isolated rural areas of the Himalayan foothills. See how our £50,000 grant to The Gurkha Welfare Trust has helped support Gurkha veterans and widows and enabled them to rebuild their lives.
In April and May 2015 massive earthquakes caused terrible destruction in Nepal

How We Helped Gurkha Veterans in Nepal

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Raj Rana
David Jenkins
Stan Barker
Good luck to everyone taking part in the London Marathon, and thank you to those who chose to support us!
Good luck to everyone taking part in the London Marathon and thank
John Leydon
Anna Olson Gilmour
Stephen Heptinstall
"My aim for London is just to make my brother proud, because he’s done so much I want to have something that’s sort of on the level of his achievements. I just want him and my family to be proud."

Karla, a beneficiary of The Legion and sister to an Afghanistan veteran, is raising money for us in the London Marathon. Discover her story, and her reasons for running.
My aim for London is just to make my brother proud because

Karla Beecher - Running the London Marathon to Say Thanks

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Callie Neil
Gary Twiselton
Happy Birthday to our patron, Her Majesty The Queen! ????
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Patrick Terych
Mark Scott
Rowena Dexter
"It is a nice feeling, paying it back. The help from the Legion came at a very difficult time for us as Mack had just left the military. That’s why I think it’s so nice, all these years later, to say, ‘Right, I'm going to run the London Marathon and I'm going to do it for the Legion.’"

When Sara’s son, Tom, started having epileptic fits at five-weeks old, it would bring challenges that she...
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It is a nice feeling paying it back The help from the

Sara's #ReasonToRun

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We helped Karla Beecher travel to Orlando to watch her brother, Jordan, win gold at the Invictus Games. Watch this video to discover why she was inspired to support us in the upcoming London Marathon.
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On 7 July, we will commemorate the centenary of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) as well as women’s Service in the British Armed Forces ever since. We’re delighted to invite all women who have served the Crown on military operations to join us at The National Memorial Arboretum. Register by 24 May at: [ Ow.ly Link ]
On 7 July we will commemorate the centenary of the Womens Army

Women at War 100 Commemorations

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Fran Fairley
Thanks to your support, the success of our Insult to Injury campaign means that from the 10th of April veterans such as Keith Clarke no longer see their military compensation taken to cover social care costs. If you are in receipt of military compensation and receive social care support, contact your local authority for reassessment. Read Keith's story to find out more.
Thanks to your support the success of our Insult to Injury campaign

How the Legion's Successful Insult to Injury Campaign has Helped Our...

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Looking for something to do over the bank holiday weekend? Why not visit the National Memorial Arboretum and see their new exhibition, “Landscapes of Life”.
Looking for something to do over the bank holiday weekend Why not

Landscapes of Life - The NMA

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Bryson Hayes, a veteran of WW2, is raising money for The Royal British Legion in a daring way - skydiving from 10,000ft! Aged 101, he is hoping to beat the world record for oldest skydiver.

Bryson fought in the D-Day landings, and recently joined us in visiting Normandy as part of Remembrance Travel. “The current world record is held by a Canadian called Armand Gendreau,” Mr Hayes said. “No...
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Bryson Hayes a veteran of WW2 is raising money for The Royal

Verdun Hayes: Skydiving at 101

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Sally Herbert
Ruth Waters
Marie Lambert
This year’s Invictus Games are all about comradeship and empowerment. Today we have been a part of the UK team trials, where we witnessed veterans and Service personnel show their determination, stamina, and strength.

Prince Harry attended the trials which saw hundreds of hopefuls take part in sports ranging from running, powerlifting, rowing to shot put.

We are proud to have partnered...
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Genie McKee
"Five weeks into my tour, I stood on an improvised explosive device. My legs were so badly damaged that I lost them both. Rowing gave me a chance to be competitive and it felt great to be good at something."


Nick did not let his injuries hold him back. He went on to win bronze in the Rio Paralympic games – an ambition he’s been pursuing for over six years. Read about his inspiring journey...
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Five weeks into my tour I stood on an improvised explosive device

From injury in Afghanistan to bronze in Rio

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