Leyland Band mark the Royal British Legion Centenary

The Royal British Legion celebrates its centenary anniversary

The British Legion was formed on 15th May 1921, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the World War One: The National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers, The British National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers, The Comrades of The Great War, and The Officers’ Association.

Leyland Band, in the presence of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt. Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle, MP, presented a bespoke concert which included a special performance of “The British Legion” march written by Thomas Bidgood:-

The Royal British Legion (‘Royal’ being added in 1971) was established to care for those who had suffered as a result of active service and they have
been helping the Armed Forces community and their families ever since. Through fundraising with campaigns such as the Poppy Appeal, the Royal
British Legion is there to help serving and ex-serving personnel all year round, every day of the week.