The Royal British Legion Madrid Branch

The Madrid Branch of the RBL was constituted in November 2022 and became an official branch (BR4041) in February 2023 as part of Spain District North.

RBL Madrid Committee
The Madrid Branch Committee with HE Hugh Elliott, British Ambassador to Spain

About the Royal British Legion


Membership is open to everyone who shares the values of the Legion to support the Armed Forces community, irrespective of nationality or background.

The Royal British Legion is the United Kingdom’s leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Armed Forces Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.

Our branch members predominantly come from the Madrid area, and are a mix of British, Spanish and other nationals, serving military personnel and military veterans, civilians, men and women, as well as a small youth element that is growing steadily.

The Royal Charter


The Royal British Legion is a body incorporated by Royal Charter. The Charter sets out the RBL’s objectives and powers. It also details how the organisation is to be structured, organised, managed and run.

The first Charter was granted to the British Legion, as it was known then, in 1925 by King George Ⅴ. That first Charter has been changed by various Supplemental Charters to develop alongside the needs of the serving and ex-Service community, and the evolving structure of The Royal British Legion. HM King Charles Ⅲ is the Patron of the Legion.



The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans and their families wherever they are in the world.

If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces, have served or are the dependent or carer of someone who has served in the UK’s Armed Forces, then you could be eligible for help from our Branch in Madrid. Check the Support page for a complete list of eligible beneficiaries.

Spain District North also has a Community Support Coordinator who can provide help. He is available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, at +34 676 451 780 or you can email .



The Madrid Branch meets at The Secret Kingdoms bookshop on the first Sunday of the month at 5.30pm, except in August. The bookshop is located at Calle Moratín 7, 28014 Madrid.
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