Rye British Legion

Rye & District Branch of the Royal British Legion was formed in the 1920’s and now holds its meetings in the George Hotel in Rye (dates for 2014 to follow once confirmed); we also support former members of the former Rye & Northiam Royal Air Force Association along with ladies from the sadly closed Rye & District Women’s Section, with their programe of social events and talks – full programme for 2014 to follow once confirmed.

Please note that all of these social meetings will be held in The Rye Club, Market Road at 7.30pm.

We are also looking towards 2014 and how best Rye takes part in the commemoration of the start of WW1, further details will be published once known..

For more general information on events planed withing UK please click on the following link : The Great War UK events 2014-2018

The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to all those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, as well as their dependents. Anyone who has served in the forces for seven days or more is eligible for our help.

The Royal British Legion’s major change programme is almost complete with a launch of a range of fantastic new facilities that will make it easier than ever before for beneficiaries, members, supporters and the general public to contact us and to access the wealth of advice and information that we are able to provide.  These improvements, designed to reach out to Service personnel, veterans and their families and provide them with the advice and support they need at any stage of their lives, include:

  • The new national Freephone number – 0808 8028080 – which is now available for use.  This will allow people to call our Contact Centre at any time between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.  Calls from landlines and from most mobile networks will be entirely free of charge.

The Royal British Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The Rye British Legion fully support Rye’s civic acts of Remembrance, usually led by the Mayor and Town Council.

Rye British Legion arrange a number of activities for Members including battlefield tours to France, a recent visit to the House of Parliament and Imperial War Museum.

Rye British Legion also maintains a close liaison with other Service organisations in the District, including the Women’s Section, Royal Air Force Association and Rye Sea Cadets as well as acting as a focus for local veterans issues.

To join the Rye British Legion please follow the link to the application form : RBL Membership Form

Updated:  17.12.13