What is the Women’s Relief Corps?

Introduction The Woman’s Relief Corps (WRC) is a charitable organisation in the United States, originally founded as the official women’s auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1883. The organisation was designed to assist the GAR and provide post-war relief to Union veterans. The GAR had been created as a “fraternal” organisation… Read More

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What is the Royal British Legion Riders Branch?

Introduction The Royal British Legion Riders Branch (RBLR) was formed in 2004 as a branch of The Royal British Legion, a registered charity that supports past and present members of the Armed Forces. Background While its membership is dominated by former and current HM Armed Forces personnel, it also welcomes members who support the aims… Read More

What is the Royal British Legion?

Introduction The Royal British Legion (RBL), sometimes called the British Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. Membership Service in the military is no longer a requirement of Legion membership. The Legion has an official membership magazine, Legion,… Read More

AO & SSAFA Team Up to Offer Discounted Appliances

AO, an online electricals retailer, and SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, have teamed up to offer discounted appliances to troops and veterans in need. The domestic devices are purchased by the charity at reduced cost and, so far, 148 items have been delivered to beneficiaries. Johanna Kaufmann, secretary of the charity’s Clwyd branch, praised the… Read More

What is Dame Agnes Weston’s Royal Charity for the Naval Service?

What is “Aggie Weston’s”? “Dame Agnes Weston’s Royal Charity for the Naval Service” (or “Aggie Weston’s”) is one of the oldest naval charities and has been serving members of the naval service and their families since 1876. What is the Role of Aggie Weston’s? Provision of Pastoral Support to serving members of the Royal Navy and… Read More