The Royal British Legion exists to provide assistance to ex-Service people, their dependents and carers. Anyone who has served seven or more days in any of the Armed Services could be eligible for a wide range of assistance. Serving members are also helped.
Local branches cover certain parts of Spain, (principally parts of Andalucía, Murcia and the Costa Blanca/south of Valencia area), with local meetings and branch committees. As well as providing friendly social meetings with membership open to everyone, (not just ex-Armed Services personnel), they also fulfil an important role providing local welfare support for former armed forces members through their volunteer branch welfare officers.
In addition to local branches, if any former member of the British Services needs help, and especially if there is no local branch in their area, they may choose to contact the Royal British Legion in the UK to enquire what help is available in Spain or the volunteer District Community Support Team for Spain North which can also give advice wherever the person in need is in Spain.
This is a support service especially for former and serving UK Service personnel, including Reservists. (To find out if you have a local Royal British Legion branch in your area for social events and local friendship and support, where everyone is welcome to join, search your town and village on our directory. These branches are in parts of Andalucía, and the Murcia and Costa Blanca/south of Valencia areas).