The Charity for 2020

The Royal British Legion has been supporting Service men and women, ex-serving personnel and their families since 1921. And we’re not going anywhere.

The British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the First World War:

  • The National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers
  • The British National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers
  • The Comrades of The Great War
  • The Officers’ Association

The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community.

We’re here through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us. 

We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 235,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

Registered Charity No 219279

The whole of the May Fayre will have a very heavy VE Day anniversary to it , as the VE Day Bank Holiday will happen a few days after the May Fayre.