Victory Legion Branch #317, London, Ontario

Welcome To The Victory Legion Branch #317

311 Oakland Ave. London, Ontario N5W 4J5

General Inquires: 519-455-2331      Fax: 519-455-1285

Poppy Office: 519-601-5535


Victory Branch #317 Charters.
The Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch #317 was granted their Charter on August 13, 1942. The Ladies Auxiliary was granted their Charter on March 25, 1960. We are known as the "Friendly Branch", We try to have fun and open events for members and guests every night as well as providing a club room for members. Our Committment is to our Veterans and to our Community.

Victory's Legion Branch #317 First Royal Canadian Legion Branch location on Dundas Street, London, Ontario.

History of the Royal Canadian Legion.

    The Royal Canadian Legion was started in response to the needs of the veterans who returned from  World War I. In 1925, different groups met to help the disabled, sick, aged and needy. These groups also wanted to have meeting places for veterans. The following year, the Canadian Legion was officially formed. The Legion became an advocate for improved pension legislation, returned soldiers insurance and help for those suffering from tuberculosis    In 1930, the passage of the war Veterans Allowance permitted financial assistance to thousands of men who were not eligible for disability pensions although they couldn’t work because of injuries received in the war.    During World War II, the Legion provided canteens, entertainment, and reading material for the veterans at home and abroad. It also prepared for the return home of veterans overseas. The Legion provided financial compensation, clothing allowances, pensions, medical treatment, preference in the civil service, vocational training and other services to these veterans.   Today the Legion has more than 333,000 members. It is the largest community service organization in the country. The Legion contributes millions of dollars and voluntary hours to help Canadians, particularly seniors and youth.   Most Canadians associate the Legion with ceremonies and activities for Remembrance Day. This day is dedicated to all those who died during the two World Wars and the Korean conflict. The most recognized activity is probably the sale of the poppy emblem. Members of the Legion and friends distribute the poppy emblems to raise funds for needy veterans, ex- service members, and their families. Welcome to our Legion Branch.

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