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RCL #7 Britannia Branch

The Friendly Branch

About Our Branch

The RCL #7 Britannia Branch first came into being as The Great War Veterans Association “Victoria Branch”. It was formally opened on Wednesday, November 21, 1917 by Governor-General Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire.

The first President was Comrade Joseph Food.

In 1926, we became the British Empire Service League Britannia, Victoria British Columbia No. 7 Branch on December 6, 1926. For the past 91 years, we operated as Royal Canadian Legion, Britannia #7 Branch of the BC/Yukon Command.

After World War 2, the Britannia branch membership was up to 4800. After nearly 100 years of service to our Veterans, Seniors, Youth and Community, the Branch has only 225 members today.

RCL #7 Britannia Branch has been an integral part of the Community, serving Victoria & area for over 99 years.

RCL #7 Britannia Branch honors and supports Canadian Veterans and ex-service personnel, their families and the Victoria community. As a volunteer community organization we are proud of our history of assisting Veterans and sponsoring programs in our community.

Be sure to check back often to find out about our ongoing dinner & entertainment events.

 

Regular General Meetings are at 11am at Trafalgar Pro Patria 292 at 411 Gorge Rd E, Victoria, BC V8T 2W1 in the upstairs conference room. These meetings will be held every two (2) months (except July) on the last Saturday of each month; September, November, January, March and May unless notified of a change of date.

Join Us

We invite you to join the RCL #7 Britannia Branch

Did you know that we welcome all Canadians at the Legion?

Did you know that you don't have to be a veteran or ex-military or a descendent of a veteran to become a member of the Legion?

Legions across the country including us here in Victoria are always welcoming new members to keep up with our many services.

We’re always seeking ways to become more relevant to Veterans young and old we offer kinship and brotherhood, and the peer support wisdom of older Veterans who’ve been where you’re at or may be, assistance dealing with Veterans Affairs (VAC) documentation and forms, and most of all…our friendship and appreciation.

More benefits...

Read about our history.

How to Join

Two easy steps:

  1. Fill in the form.
  2. Send in your completed form via e-mail or via Canada Post (with your cheque). Interac e-transfer payment or via Royal Canadian Legion website. Instructions as follows; You may also submit your credit card payment directly through Dominion Command by following the steps below:

To renew your membership online with a credit card:

  1. Log on to the Dominion Command Website - Legion.ca
  2. Click the “Join Us” tab.
  3. Click “Renew your membership”.
  4. Click “Create your online profile” – enter your personal information, membership number and create your personal password.
  5. Click “Register”.
  6. Click “Payment information” and follow the steps to enter your credit card information and click “Save”.
  7. Click “Renew your membership” and select the “Continue” option to complete your renewal.
  8. To set up automatic renewal, click “Membership Info” and select “Yes” from the “Auto Renewal” dropdown box.

To the community at large, traditionally membership has been restricted to those who have served in the military and their families however, today, associate memberships exist to include all members of the community at large