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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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
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"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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Happy Birthday to our patron, Her Majesty The Queen! ????
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"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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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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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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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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"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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On Sunday 9 April, the 18,000 Scots lost at the Battle of Arras will be remembered at commemorations taking place in France and Scotland. A poignant service and Beating Retreat will be conducted on both sides of the channel, with young people playing a key role at both events. See how you can join the commemorations.
On Sunday 9 April the 18000 Scots lost at the Battle of

Battle of Arras Centenary Commemorations

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We are delighted to have joined forces with a consortium of military charities to launch a new 24/7 support service, Veterans' Gateway. As the gateway to a network of partners, the service will connect veterans with the right support quickly and easily. Find out more:
We are delighted to have joined forces with a consortium of military

New 24/7 Support Service for Veterans

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The Royal British Legion has teamed up with SSVC's Forces Media Academy to offer exciting media courses for the Armed Forces community. Designed to help veterans gain media skills and qualifications, the course combines training and work experience in video production, radio, marketing and journalism. Visit their website to find out more.
The Royal British Legion has teamed up with SSVCs Forces Media Academy

Forces Media Academy

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Today, HRH The Duke of Cambridge opened a new Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum and visited “Landscapes of Life”, a new interactive exhibition. You can find out more about the exhibition here: ow.ly/Yx3b30amM2J
Today HRH The Duke of Cambridge opened a new Remembrance Centre at
Happy Mother's Day to all military mums! Whether they're serving or not, tell us why she’s so special in the comments below.
Happy Mothers Day to all military mums Whether theyre serving or not
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“I saw the grave of a young Royal Norfolk lad who was just 17 years old when he died. I photographed his grave and then, looking at the picture, thought of myself at that age, learning to drive a tank in Bovington.”

Read the touching story of veteran Liam Young who travelled to France to commemorate the soldiers from his home town.
I saw the grave of a young Royal Norfolk lad who was

Liam's Journey of Remembrance

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“It was pretty quiet down to Gibraltar and we entered the strait in a pea-souper, but next day when the fog cleared all hell broke loose: German and Italian planes just kept coming at us in waves. The sirens would wail; helmets on and man the guns, time and time again.”

George Miller, who served in the Maritime Royal Artillery during the Second World War, is now a Legion Chairman and Branch...
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It was pretty quiet down to Gibraltar and we entered the strait

George Miller's Story of Service

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“Seeing the memorial for the first time, I was struck by the contrast between the bronze medallion and the stones either side of it."

Pete Dunning, a former Royal Marine who served in Afghanistan, tells The Royal British Legion what it was like to be at the unveiling of the Iraq and Afghan Memorial.
Seeing the memorial for the first time I was struck by the

Former Royal Marine on the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial

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