On 3rd May 1915, John McCrae wrote the iconic First World War poem, In Flanders Field. Here, The Royal British Legion tells the story of the poem and how it inspired their lasting symbol of hope and Remembrance, the red poppy. Learn more about the story of the Poppy at: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Beth’s father, Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux, was shot on board the submarine HMS Astute as it was docked in Southampton. When a friend asked Beth why she wore a poppy, she became inspired to write a poem which she later read in front of HM The Queen during the Festival of Remembrance. Click to find out more about Beth's story.

Why do you wear a poppy Beth?

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Discover the story of Peter Cherry, who in 1958 went to fight in Cyprus – dispersing riots and searching for terrorists – after only three months of training.

"We Didn't Have Any Fear"

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Don't miss out on the January early bird discount on Pedal to Paris and raise money for the Armed Forces community!

Fancy Cycling to Paris?

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If you're a member of the Armed Forces community and would like support with managing your finances, check out our MoneyForce website. We offer tools to help you meet your financial goals, including managing repayments and building up savings.

Get MoneyFit with MoneyForce

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We are saddened to hear of the passing of Graham Taylor, a great man who cared deeply for the Armed Forces community. He will be missed.
“It turned out that we were on board with Prime Minister Churchill” – read the story of Jane Eldridge, who became a Cypher Officer in WW2 and travelled to Canada, Malta, and Egypt with Winston Churchill.

Travelling the World as a Cypher Officer

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“Remembering is part of our human need” – explore how we have supported The National Memorial Arboretum in providing an immersive and educational Remembrance experience.

The New Remembrance Centre

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This is George "Johnny" Johnson. The last surviving Dambuster is a friend of The Royal British Legion and appeared at our Festival of Remembrance in 2013 and we thought you might like to join the campaign to recognise his achievements: [ Ow.ly Link ]

George "Johnny" Johnson Campaign

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"I just couldn’t say goodbye or cope with the idea that I may never see them again".

Discover how Neil, a career soldier, rebuilt his life following a vicarious PTSD diagnosis, when one develops the emotional and cognitive aspects of PTSD following work with victims of trauma.

Recovering from vicarious PTSD

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Looking to fundraise with The Royal British Legion? Enjoy an earlybird discount on the Poppy Walk and the Pedal to Paris, or this January get £50 off the registration fee for the Freedom Trail and the London-Ypres bike ride and 50% off the fee for everything else. Simply use the code JANSALE50.

Fundraise

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Here are some of campaigning successes we've achieved over the past year. Read how each achievement is making a very real difference to people's lives, both now and for decades to come.

Maximum Respect for the British Armed Forces and the RBL

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Every year we welcome the opportunity to feed into the Annual Armed Forces Covenant Report released by the Government. We are particularly pleased that so many of the areas we previously raised have now been addressed in the new report released today. Find out more: [ Fal.cn Link ]

Improving the welfare of our Armed Forces Community

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David was caught up in a bomb blast whilst travelling in an armoured vehicle in Iraq which caused him to be medically discharged. Discover how we’ve helped David with home adaptations so he could get around his house more easily:

Finding a new path after being injured in Iraq

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The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. Discover more about their new spectacular addition, the new Remembrance Centre and how it provides an immersive and powerful experience for all who visit.

Spectacular Addition to the National Memorial Aroboretum

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Discover how our recovery-through-the-arts programme, Bravo 22 helped our veterans build their confidence and secure successful careers in a variety of industries.

Catching up with the cast of Bravo 22

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Evoke the feeling of Christmas and support the Armed Forces with a range of festive gifts: [ Fal.cn Link ]

Christmas Gifts

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After discovering a photo of his great-grandfather who served during the First World War, Sam Jefferson was inspired to write a song to commemorate him. Discover his story: [ Fal.cn Link ]

A song inspired by a soldier who fought at the Somme

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Today, our patron HM The Queen led the nation in Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph. Here are some of the photo highlights from the march-past.