Our centenary

Celebrate 100 years of support with us

For 100 years the Royal British Legion has been a symbol of hope for the Armed Forces community. We take pride in our heritage on which we have built the RBL of today; an organisation fit for the future and ready to continue its work for another 100 years and beyond.

As we reflect on our achievements over the last century, we know they are not ours alone. The RBL has always been supported by a network of volunteers, members, fundraisers, and corporate partners who share our passion for bringing people together to support, commemorate and celebrate our Armed Forces community.​

Join us in celebrating our rich history, the difference we've made, and looking forward to the next 100 years.

100 years of supporting the Armed Forces community

Join us to mark our 100th anniversary by adding your message of support for the Armed Forces community on our online message board.

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Celebrating RBL100

On 15 May 2021 we marked our centenary with a special event at the Cenotaph, recreating the moment 100 years ago when the British Legion was formed.

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As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to our mission of creating better futures for those who have served and their families.

By building on a century of work we’ll make sure that all who have served and sacrificed on our behalf get the fair treatment and recognition they deserve.​

Building a legacy


Telling our story

This is your story. It’s about you, your people, your branches, your community, your achievements and connections. By bringing to life their personal stories, memories and charitable work, we are telling the story of the last 100 years.

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RBL 100 Silk Limited Edition Volunteers’ Poppy

The Silk Limited Edition Volunteers’ Poppy, crafted from real silk, pays tribute to the original silk poppies developed one hundred years ago. 100 of the silk poppies have been made, with each one dedicated to one of our Poppy Appeal volunteers over the years. Each poppy comes with a unique certificate showing the individual dedication.

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