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Old 01-02-20, 10:29 AM
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Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI)

While searching on-line (unsuccessfully ) to acquire a RBLI badge for my collection I discovered that there was also an RBLI 100 badge issued last year.

This confused me as it was made to clelebrate their centenary (1919-2019) , so checked out their history.

https://www.rbli.co.uk/our-history

1919 - Industrial Settlements Incorporated (for Disabled Ex Service Men) was set up.

In 1920, Industrial Settlements Incorporated purchased Preston Hall which was home to 240 ex-servicemen and women. This was the start of a Village ideology where healthcare, training and employment was provided.

1946 - Shortly after the end of the Second World War the name was changed to British Legion Industries (Preston Hall) Incorporated.

1971
- The Legion received its "Royal" appellation , so now RBLI.


I have a leather item with The Royal British Legion Disabled Menís Industries Ltd. printed on it , so I guess this was/is the employment side of RBLI.

Does anyone know if any badges etc were produced by either of the earlier organisations ?
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Haven't found either badge yet but did manage to get hold of an RBLI 100 Limited Edition Coin !

Wonderful item (45mm) , still in plastic coin case and bag , complete with letter about the Queen's visit to the Legion Village.
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Have eventually got an RBLI badge , generously donated by a forum member (thanks Billy !) , still looking for the RBLI 100 one.
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