About The Royal British Legion

The British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921, from four Organisations of ex-Servicemen, established after the First World War.

We help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. We also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.


The poppy is:

  • A symbol of Remembrance and hope
  • Worn by millions of people
  • Red because of the natural colour of field poppies

The poppy is NOT:

  • A symbol of death or a sign of support for war
  • A reflection of politics or religion
  • Red to reflect the colour of blood

Wearing a poppy is a personal choice and reflects individual and personal memories. It is not compulsory but is greatly appreciated by those it helps – our beneficiaries: those currently serving in our Armed Forces, veterans, and their families and dependants.

In commemoration of the First World War centenary, the Legion and Decca Records have released a very special album of spoken words and music that includes “In Flanders Fields” read by Stephen Fry and another version, read by the descendants of WW1 VC recipients.

In addition, there are readings by Danny Dyer, Sarah Millican, Dan Snow, Sean Bean and Jim Naughtie with music by The Central Band of The Royal British Legion.

Littleport has its own Royal British Legion branch. Littleport Branch committee meets on the second Thursday of the month, except January and February (no meeting), at 19.30 hours, at The Barn, Main Street car park, Littleport.

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