Stn Ramp Rat said;
Is “Help for Heroes” superseding the legion as the principle charity of the forces and if so why?
My understanding of H4H aims is to provide assistance in the immediate aftermath of a serviceman's repatriation through being wounded, whether that is funding improvements to rehab facilities or family support.
RBL provides assistance to anyone
who has served in the Armed Forces, at any time, and for any length of time, whether a member or not. That asistance ranges from help to get benefit entitlements to residential care, re-training to respite care, and almost everything between.
Obviously there is some overlap between the two organisations, as evidenced by the X Factor single 'Hero' proceeds being split 50-50.
I would urge anyone, serving or ex, to join the RBL - only £15 pa.