Introducing the Royal British Legion in Brussels

The Royal British Legion is a leading Armed Forces charity. Membership is open to everyone; you don’t have to be a serving or ex-Service person or British either, we welcome men and women of all ages. The Brussels Branch of the RBL has a mixed membership made of British and Belgian members working side by side.

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As a member of The Royal British Legion you will be part of a network of like-minded people who care about our Armed Forces personnel, past and present. The Brussels Branch provides Welfare for a number of beneficiaries –   ex-service men or women in need of varying levels of support. This typically includes hospital and home visits as well as financial assistance. We also provide a social aspect for our members; including trips, lunches and other activities. The RBL Brussels Branch, like other branches in Belgium, also provides military representation at many of the ceremonies organised at cemeteries and memorials to the missing in Belgium.

Our main fund raising activity is the Poppy Appeal, which happens on an annual basis– a strong tradition in Belgium where, in the fields of Flanders and Picardy, the blood-red poppies grew around the bodies of the fallen soldiers who lost their lives in the terrible battles of the First World War.

Why not come along to one of our informal Branch lunches and get to know who we are and what we do. Lunches are organised near the Cinquantenaire every second Monday of the month. For further information, please call 02 7674726.

Visit the Brussels Branch website to find out more about the Royal British Legion’s work and activities in Brussels

 

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