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The Royal Canadian Legion is a non-profit Canadian ex-service organization (veterans organization) founded in 1926, with more than 400,000 members worldwide.
MEN & WOMEN
Membership includes current and former Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial and municipal police, relatives of CAF, & others with no direct CAF affiliation, but wish to support the Legion objectives.
Founded in 1926 as the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services League, it was incorporated by Parliament in 1926. In 1962, Elizabeth II gave the Legion the right to affix the word “Royal” to its name. The Queen of Canada, is royal patron of the Legion and the Governor General of Canada is also traditionally appointed as a patron of the group.
Historically the Legion Hall was the social centre of many Canadian towns. This was especially the case in the provinces with severe restrictions on the sale of alcohol, rules the legions were generally exempt from.
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