The Royal British Legion provides welfare to those who have served or who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces. They famously run the annual Poppy Appeal and campaign on a range of issues. Learn more about them in this quiz.
What is the symbol of The Royal British Legion?
The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem 'In Flanders' Fields'
John McRae wrote the poem 'In Flanders' Fields' but what was his profession?
Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of the muddy trenches in Flanders
What was the first name of Mrs Michaels, the lady who made and sold paper poppies to raise money for soldiers and veterans after the First World War?
When was The Royal British Legion founded?
Founded in 1921, it was granted a Royal Charter in 1971 to mark its fiftieth anniversary
Who do we remember on Remembrance Day?
Anyone connected to wars since World War One
Injured service men and women from Afghanistan
People killed in the 2 two World Wars
All of the above
What is the main area of The Royal British Legion’s charitable work?
Helping injured animals
Support for Serving and ex-Service men and women and their families
On Remembrance Day, how long do people stand in silence?
Which poppy factory makes nearly 30 million poppies per year?
The factory distributes these to locations all around the world
What day of the year is Remembrance Day?
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918
How many poppies were distributed by The Royal British Legion in 2010?
Less than 10 million
More than 40 million
Find more information at the Royal British Legion website. Thanks to Helen Hill, The Royal British Legion Learning Team.