Royal British Legion ( @PoppyLegion ) Twitter Profile


Royal British Legion

We’re here to support the Armed Forces community. We also run the #PoppyAppeal. Tweets monitored Mon - Fri 9am–5pm.


Joined on 14 September, 2009

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@BritishArmy veteran Terry found his life spiralling out of control due to alcohol addiction. With our help he put himself on a path to recovery, and in December last year he marked a whole year sober. Read his story ➡️

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Josh' (we have changed his name so that he can remain anonymous) found himself homeless and living on the streets of London for eight years with only his dog for company after leaving the Army due to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. This is his story...

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Having seen unspeakable things as a medic in Afghanistan, Chantelle's husband took his life, leaving her to care for their young family in the depths of grief. Our case worker Annette guided Chantelle through the terrible aftermath. Read their story:

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This year, we recognise and thank all those who have helped us over the past 100 years and continue to support us as we stand ready to face the challenges of the next 100. 3/3

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Our mission remains the same: making sure the nation never fails those who protect our way of life and remembering their sacrifice. But we can’t do this alone. Our strength lies in you - our network of members, volunteers, partners and supporters. 2/3

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This year the Royal British Legion turns 100 and we want you to join us in celebrating a century of support to the Armed Forces community. The Legion was founded after #WW1 to fight for the needs of those who had fought for their country and look after the welfare of millions 1/3

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In more #ArmedForces support news, the @BritishArmy are now stationed in Greater Manchester to support targeted #Coronavirus testing. Once again, thank you to all out on the frontline supporting us through the pandemic - you are incredible.

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After being medically discharged from the @BritishArmy, we helped Emmanuel claim the right level of Disability Living Allowance for his son, Chizzy, who has Autism. Read his story ➡️

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Ann has received disability benefit since she broke her spine a 18. Last year she was left reeling when she found out she was no longer eligible for the support. Find out how we helped Ann overturn the decision and get her benefits reinstated ➡️

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21 years ago it was illegal for gay people to serve in the military. The ban was lifted in Jan 2000, but many were affected by the injustices society showed them. Our LGBTQ+ & Allies Branch offers support, & friendship. Join today:

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After Tim Mackereth completed 22 years of service, he turned to us for support starting up his own blacksmith business. We help veterans into employment and we can support you. Read Tim’s story and get in touch for advice. ➡️

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“We all need help sometimes”. When Nicholas left @BritishArmy in 2007 he found the transition to civilian life tough. We helped him with rent, deposit, furniture, and household items and then in 2013 with food vouchers and course-funding. Read his story ➡️

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In the midst of another national lockdown, we know that many of our Armed Forces community are still facing money worries and we're here to help. Check out our top 5 tips and visit our website for more advice from our team of expert Financial Advisors. ➡️

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Today we say goodbye to the much loved Dame Barbara Windsor. We will forever be grateful to her for the time she dedicated to supporting the Armed Forces community over the years. Read our full tribute to Dame Barbara here 👉

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To support the #NHS in delivering 10k #coronavirusvaccines a day, the UK military COVID vaxforce is standing by to keep us on the road to a COVID-free nation. Until then, do remember that the Legion can help if you are struggling in any way. Visit for info

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Military personnel are assisting at 20+ new #coronavirus testing centres for hauliers crossing the Channel to France. To keep traffic moving, 'lateral flow devices' are being used to test drivers quickly. Many thanks to all keeping the country moving, healthy and secure in 2021.

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The #ArmedForces #COVID19 response is "the biggest ever homeland military operation in peacetime" according to @defencehq. 5000 personnel are deployed throughout the UK handling 70 pandemic tasks. Thank you to everyone pushing us towards a life free of #Coronavirus ❤️

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"Without the help of the Legion I would be dead now, 100%." When veteran Lawrence was unable to work due to #Covid19, his debt suddenly spiralled. Luckily we were able to help. Read his story and if, like Lawrence, you need our support get in touch. ➡️

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As lockdowns have been introduced UK-wide, we want to remind you that we're here for our Armed Forces community. From financial support & employment advice to speaking to our friendly telephone buddies, we can help you get through this. 📞 0808 802 8080 🌐

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