The Royal British Legion backs the Forgotten Allies cause
We're delighted that the National Chairman of the Royal British Legion, Terry Whittles, is backing the Forgotten Allies cause. (You can learn all about the cause here, and become part of our crowd-funding campaign it at the same time!) We couldn't hope for a more fitting endorser. The Legion has been providing lifelong support for the Armed Forces community since 1921. Founded by veterans after the First World War, a century on from the start of that conflict, they're still helping today's Service men and women, veterans, and their families in almost every aspect of daily life. They also champion Remembrance, safeguarding the memory of those who have given their lives for our freedom through Remembrance education and events.
Here's what Terry had to say:
“As a Founder Member of the Royal Commonwealth ex-Services League (RCEL), the Royal British Legion is proud to support RCEL’s continuing work around the world in helping those who fought on behalf of the crown and who now need assistance in their day to day living.
Myanmar is one such country, with men who fought alongside British troops, and their widows, now in need of help. Many of these people live in remote, hard to access, regions of Myanmar and it is thanks to the magnificent “on the ground” efforts of Help for Forgotten Allies (H4FA), often acting on behalf of RCEL, that they receive what little assistance they do.
They, and their efforts, should not be forgotten and the production of this film by Grammar Productions, RCEL and H4FA will help ensure they are not.”
Find out more about the Royal British Legion at www.britishlegion.org.uk.