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Royal Canadian Legion - #7 Britannia Branch (RCL #7)

Next Lunch - Tuesday, July 16

Our next lunch is planned for Tuesday, July 16th at Montana's Bar & Restaurant on their covered outdoor patio.  Entertainment will be provided by Chester.  More details below: 

 


Mission: To serve Veterans, including serving military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.

 

About Us:  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.

In 1926, we became the British Empire Service League Britannia, Victoria British Columbia No. 7 Branch on December 6, 1926. For the past 97 years, we operated as Royal Canadian Legion, Britannia #7 Branch of the BC/Yukon Command.

RCL #7 Britannia Branch has been an integral part of the community, serving Victoria & area for over 100 years.

RCL #7 Britannia Branch honours and supports Canadian Veterans, including serving military, RCMP 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.

We hold bi-monthly meetings and other social events.

RCL#7 is a virtual branch.


 

Volunteers:

Please visit our Volunteer Page to inquire how to volunteer and what current volunteer positions are available.  Plus from time to time we highlight specific volunteers so please visit our Volunteer Page to hear stories of our Volunteers who are giving back to our members and community. 

*Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”  

“Nothing is better than that feeling you get knowing you are a part of making your Legion the great place that we know and love!"

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Royal Canadain Legion Support for Veterans:

Please visit the Royal Canadian Legion Support for Veterans website for more information on available support services.   

The Legion's Veterans Services Network serves all Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and their families — providing support free of charge. 

 

Veterans can apply for financial assistance from Support Our Troops

Important information for Branch Service Officers

Did you know that Support Our Troops is the official charitable cause of the Canadian Armed Forces? Veterans who meet the eligibility criteria with Support Our Troops may apply for loans and grants through Veterans Affairs Canada or the Legion. Visit Support Our Troops for information on their programs and eligibility.

The Royal Canadian Legion National Headquarters Veterans Services Department supports the application process for retired CAF Veterans and their families for the Support Our Troops Distress Loan or Grant, the Small Preventative Loan, and the Emergency GrantPlease refer Veterans or their family members to the Legion’s Veterans Services by phone at 877-534-4666 or by email at veteransservices@legion.ca for information and assistance in submitting a completed application package.

Support Our Troops is a separate organization from the Legion and as such, Legion Command Services Officers do not have recourse on decisions or outcomes rendered by Support Our Troops.


 

Community Involvement

Please visit our Community Involvement Page for information on our recent donations.   


Membership Information

Please visit our Membership page for details how to become a member of the Royal Canadian Legion - Britannia 01-007 Branch.   We look forward to having you as our member!

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.


Contact Us:

Mailing Address:

     RCL #7 Britannia Branch
     PO Box 35037 Hillside
     Victoria, BC V8T 3A0

E-Mail Address: britannialegion@gmail.com

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