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Here we share with you the stories of the brave men and women who risked their lives for our precious freedoms. You’ll even hear from a leading military historian and our veterans themselves! Never miss out on the latest goings on from the heart of the RBLI community and be the first to know about new and exciting initiatives, like VE Day celebrations or our new Centenary Village!
This is exclusive content, available only to you – our growing community of Tommy Club Champions!
Tommy Club Magazine 2023 Edition
The Spring Summer 2023 edition of the Tommy Club magazine is out now!
This fifth edition from the Tommy Club is a beautifully illustrated issue, containing feature articles by our veterans, news from the frontline of RBLI, Information about the success of this years Great Tommy Sleep Out, and of course, the latest news from our wonderful Tommy Club Champions.
Help us continue creating new meaningful employment for veterans by ordering your printed copy today!
Packed and sent to you by veterans working in our social enterprise BBMC; some of whom you know well already!
Tommy Club News
Tommy Club Founding Patron takes on Hotel MarathonOn 14 June 2021, Ash Alexander-Cooper, a Founding Patron of the Tommy Club, ran a marathon, whilst quarantining in his 30ft hotel room to raise crucial funds for RBLI during the pandemic. Former British Army Officer...
RBLI are thrilled to announce Harry Kane has renewed his shirt sponsorship with Leyton Orient for the upcoming season and chosen to dedicate it to RBLIs Tommy Club.
Another amazing community initiative was brought to our attention by our Tommy Club Champion Neil!
Tommy’s Lockdown Activity Pack! Test your military knowledge, do some mindful colouring or bake something delicious!
England captain Harry Kane is the latest to become an official ambassador for Royal British Legion Industries’ national support club for vulnerable veterans, the Tommy Club.
At the Tommy Club, we want to make sure every legacy lives on. Help us pass the baton on to the next generation, by sharing stories so they know the brave men and women who have risked their lives for our precious freedom.
Do you have a story to share – it could be your story, a loved one, or that of your community?
Together we will inspire the nation to support the veterans of the future.
Barry's StoryI Joined the Army in 1966 with the Royal Corps of Transport. During my 22 years, I served in several units across the world, one such unit was in Berlin, Germany BAOR. The unit was known as Brixmis, its mission was the Liason between the Soviet Army in...
My brother, Fusilier Charles Marchant
This is relating to my Father (Dad) who served with the 5th Guards Armoured during World War II.
Today, I thought I would share part of the stories of two of my heroes, family members who served in the World Wars.
I hope the trip gave my Dad some sort of closure. Rightly or wrongly, he has always said how war “wastes lives”.
The Tommy Diaries
Starting from the battlefields of the First World War and culminating in a Christmas Day 2020 message, we will take you through the experiences of those who have served to protect us, making sure the voices of each generation are not lost and never forgotten. Click the video below to watch the first in the ‘Tommy Diaries’ five part series, released twice a week.
Tommy Diaries - Christmas Message
Many of our colleagues, Ex-Servicemen and woman that keep the RBLI factory running, could have written this Tommy Diary.
For RBLI residents like George, a former Royal Marine, service has taken them to all four corners on the world.
The nation celebrated our servicemen and women’s return home from the Falklands War, but it was the beginning of a whole new battle for many.
By the end of the Second World War a factory had been established here at the RBLI Village in Aylesford, Kent
From the battlefields of the First World War, Tommy represents where RBLI began in 1919, supporting returning British soldiers.