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The Royal British Legion helps serving and former members of the UK armed forces and their close families. Anyone needing welfare assistance should phone the Welfare Helpline on Freephone 0808 802 8080 (8am-8pm 7 days) or contact the local area office in the first instance:
Area Office Address
The Royal British Legion South East Midlands Area
3 St Andrews Court
Oxfordshire OX9 3WT
The Legion knowledgebase has information including who qualifies and what help is available.
The Branch Standard can be paraded at the funeral of any current or ex service person, current or ex Branch member, upon the family’s request. The Standard Bearer and Deputy have other commitments and work part or full time, so this is subject to their availability.
The Legion Branch does not provide help towards funeral costs of beneficiaries. There is a government grant towards funeral costs for those in need. For further information please phone the Welfare Helpline, Local Area Office or the Legion Knowledge base (see above).