Our centenary

Wimborne Royal British Legion was founded in July 1921.

Our centenary

After some delays due to Covid restrictions, the Royal British Legion’s Wimborne Branch celebrated its centenary; it was founded in the same year as the British Legion began, in July 1921.

An Open Weekend was held at the Club on Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd August for all to find out more about the Legion.

On Friday 20th, a fish and chip supper was followed by a presentation about the Legion and the Wimborne Branch.

A silent auction was also launched, running throughout the weekend.

Events on the Saturday included a gazebo with Poppy Appeal merchandise and 100th Anniversary pins, a cake stall and bottle stall, and cream teas in the afternoon.

On Sunday there was a short service at the Minster, followed by a lunch.

The weekend allowed us to  encourage more people to join the Royal British Legion, as well as being an enjoyable celebration.

100 years of supporting the Armed Forces community

For 100 years the Royal British Legion has been a symbol of hope for the Armed Forces community. We take pride in our heritage on which we have built the RBL of today; an organisation fit for the future and ready to continue its work for another 100 years and beyond.

As we reflect on our achievements over the last century, we know they are not ours alone. The RBL has always been supported by a network of volunteers, members, fundraisers, and corporate partners who share our passion for bringing people together to support, commemorate and celebrate our Armed Forces community.​

Join us in celebrating our rich history, the difference we’ve made, and looking forward to the next 100 years.

As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to our mission of creating better futures for those who have served and their families.

By building on a century of work we’ll make sure that all who have served and sacrificed on our behalf get the fair treatment and recognition they deserve.​