About Us

Motto Service not self

The Royal British Legion (RBL), sometimes referred to as simply The Legion, is the United Kingdom's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to those who have served or who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces, and their dependants, it was formed on the 10th June 1921

The Whitchurch and Pensford Branch was formed in 1929 and occupied a nissen hut that ran parallel to the now defunct North Somerset railway line

The land on which the nissen hut stood was acquired and donated by Mr Gilbert Constable (died 1950) in 1938, he bequeathed it to The Legion “in perpetuity for the use by serviceman both serving and Ex and their dependants”, so the social club was formed. Further land was acquired through donation in 1948 and 1951

Over the following 80+ years and with successive branch and club committees improvements and ideas have transformed the premises from the humble nissen hut to its present pleasant environment.

The Branch Membership including the Women’s section at present exceeds 1000 members. We have affiliations to all branches of the youth service organisations (ACF/ATC & Sea Cadets) and are looking to form similar relationships with other youth groups. We also have a good rapport with the local schools/academy and the local parish council.

Perhaps one of this branches biggest role is its participation in the annual Poppy Appeal which actual is a yearlong activity and voluntary help is greatly appreciated, can you help? See the contact us page