Royal British Legions Womens Section


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The Royal British Legion Womens Section


The Royal British Legion Womens Section was formed in 1921 and its task was to safeguard the interest of widows and families of ex-Servicemen and women, and to augment and widen the activities of the Legion. The Womens Section is autonomous and self-funding, and also comes under the Royal Charter. Our National President is her Royal Highness the Princess Royal.

The Aims and Objectives of The Womens Section

The Womens Section promotes the Welfare, by charitable means, of men and women who have served and of the widows, children and dependants of those who have served in our Navy, Army, Air Force and Auxiliary Forces, or in the Mercantile Marine afloat in hostile waters, or any member of Voluntary Aid Societies.

The Womens Section is an integral part of the Royal British Legion and raises money to carry out its own benevolent work by the individual efforts of the members in their branches. The Womens Section has been providing care and support for the ex-Service community for over 80 years. There are a number of benevolent schemes, whereby financial help can be given to ex-Servicewomen and wives or widows of ex-Servicemen, and their children.

The Womens Section holds its own National Conference each year, alternating between the north and south of the country, and most branches has its own branch Standard and Standard Bearer.

Tilehurst Womens Section

New members are always welcome and are needed to help us to continue to care. In Tilehurst we have monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning at 8:00 p.m. We have various speakers or activities at these meetings, and we also enjoy various other events held throughout the year. Members also attend the National Conference each year, and we have our own branch newsletter.

Full membership of the Womens Section is open to any woman over 16 years of age who wishes to support the organisation and agrees to abide by its Bye-Laws, and our motto "Service not Self"; is just as relevant today as it was back in 1921.

We look forward to welcoming you as part of this active and exciting Tilehurst Royal British Legion Womens Section.


The Royal British Legion has its own YouTube channel where you can find an extensive collection of videos that they have produced, and if you subscribe to their channel you will be automatically updated when we add new videos.

For further information, please contact the:-

Secretary - Pat Angrisano Tel 0118-9418687 : pat@garstonpark.plus.com


Chairman - Helen Lander Womens Section : helen-lander@virginmedia.com