British Legion Women's Section Life Member Badges

The Life Membership Badge of the Royal British Legion Women's Section has evolved in the 79 years since its beginning in the early 1920's when the first British Legion Life Membership Badge was made in silver gilt at the J R Gaunt & Son London.

Various enamel badge manufacturers have had the honour of manufacturing the different types of Life Membership badge over the years.

In this online exhibition of Royal British Legion Women's Section (RBL) and British Legion Women's Section Life Membership Badges the visitor will see how it has evolve over the last 40 years of a plain bar with Life Member  written in gilt on blue enamel to the current model.

J. R. Gaunt, London/Birmingham - RBL WS, BL WS
Birmingham Medal & Badge Company - BL WS
W.D. (William Davenport) Birmingham RBL WS

National Life membership may be awarded to a member who has given at least ten years meritorious and conspicuous service to the objectives of the Legion as defined by the Royal Charter and who holds the Legion Golden Award Badge. The recipient retains her full rights without payment of subscriptions for the rest of his natural life.

When National Life membership is approved a framed certificate is sent to the member's branch for issue, together with a National Life membership card and badge.



Royal British Legion

Women's Section

Life Member

W.D. (William Davenport) Birmingham

(1987 - 1990)

42mm x 27mm

Donated By

Mr Jeff King