What was Interallied Federation of War Veterans Organisations?

Introduction FIDAC (French: Fédération Interalliée Des Anciens Combattants, English: The Interallied Federation of War Veterans Organisations) was established in Paris in November 1920, at the initiative of the veterans from World War I predominant pacifists, such as Hubert Aubert, director in UNC (National Combatants’ Union), France, and in particular Charles Bertrand, Secretary-General of UNC and… Read More


A Useful Guide for Military Veterans on How to get Compensated for their Injuries

Introduction What many people may not realise is that after returning home from battle, veterans can often face difficult challenges. Many are left with debilitating injuries which can make it hard, or even impossible, to return to their previous line of work. As a result, they may find themselves struggling financially. Fortunately, there are a… Read More

What was the Oud-Strijders Legioen?

Introduction The Oud-Strijders Legioen (OSL; “Former Warriors’ Legion”) was a Dutch right-wing veterans’ organisation that was active after 1958 and which still maintains a web presence. Though never a big organisation or a political party, the OSL exerted considerable influence in Dutch politics and was a well-known voice for conservative nationalism, particularly in the 1980s… Read More

What is the South African Legion of Military Veterans?

Introduction The South African Legion is the oldest military veterans organisation in South Africa. It is referred to simply as the SA Legion or even ‘The Legion’ and is one of the largest independent military veterans charities in South Africa. Brief History After suffering the horrors of war in France and Flanders, thousands of men… Read More

What is the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association?

Introduction The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association, best known simply as the RSA, is one of the largest voluntary welfare organisations in New Zealand and one of the oldest ex-service organisations in the world. Background Wounded soldiers returning from the Gallipoli Campaign, World War I, founded the organisation in 1916, and it received… Read More

What is the Royal Canadian Legion?

Introduction The Royal Canadian Legion is a non-profit Canadian ex-service organisation (veterans’ organisation) founded in 1925. Membership includes people who have served as military, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial and municipal police, Royal Canadian Air, Army and Sea Cadets, direct relatives of members and also affiliated members. Membership is now also open to the general… Read More

What is the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League?

Introduction The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) represents the interests of Commonwealth citizens who have served with either the British or Commonwealth Forces. It was founded in 1921 (as the British Empire Service League) by Field Marshals Earl Haig and Jan Smuts to link together the various ex-service organisations throughout the Commonwealth. Brief History The… Read More