Anyone who owns and enjoys running a classic car will understand how our hobby helps bring many strands of society together under a common bond. To help strengthen these bonds amongst ex-service personal, their families and friends, the Royal British Legion (RBL) has recently dedicated a standard belonging to its recently formed Classic Vehicle Branch.

The dedication service aptly took place on Drive it Day at a special ceremony held in the chapel at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Sunday, April 28.

Paul Capper, founding Chairman of the RBL’s Classic Vehicle Branch, welcomed visitors to the service and explained how the new branch had been formed after mentioning his interest in classic cars to a Legion director and, as Paul added: “The rest is history. Which is hardly surprising, as I’ve been using my own classic vehicles to help raise funds for the RBL for the past 19 years”.

You don’t have to have had any military standing to realise the hard work and commitment the Royal British Legion provides to serving and ex-service personal. The Legion provides an impressive number of services; from dedicated care homes for older veterans, to support for carers, help for ex-serving personnel and their families as well as a host of other very important services. More information about the RBL’s Classic Vehicle Branch can be found at