Membership of Legion Scotland is open to any person providing they meet the criteria for one of the 4 types of membership. These are: Ordinary Member, Family Member, Associate Member and Affiliate Member.

An Ordinary Member is a person who has attained the age of 18 years, and has served in the Armed Forces i.e. The Royal Navy, The Army or The Royal Air Force, has drawn at least 7 days pay and obtained an Honourable Discharge (this includes National Service). The Reserve Forces must have served at least 6 months, completed an Annual Camp and obtained an Honourable Discharge. The Home Guard, having served at least 6 months, the Merchant Navy, HM Coast Guard Service and Serving Personnel.
In addition to Ordinary Members, a Branch may elect the wives, husbands, parents, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents and grandchildren of Ordinary Members, who shall be termed Family Members. This membership shall continue after the death of the sponsoring member.
An Associate Member is a person who has not served in the Armed Forces but accepts and supports the policy and objects of Legion Scotland; which is to care for the Ex Service Community.

An Affiliate Member is a person who is already a member of a branch of Legion Scotland but who wishes to also be affiliated to a given branch.

Other than Affiliate members, all members of the Branch pay the same membership fee (Capitation) and have an equal vote at all Branch meetings irrespective of their type of membership.


Anyone wishing to apply for membership of the Fort William Branch may do so by completing an application form which can be downloaded from this website or obtained from the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary or by contacting any other member of the Branch for Sponsorship.


All members are required to pay an annual membership fee (Capitation) that is due for payment on 01 November each year.


There are two components to this fee which are: the Legion Scotland Fee (£15.00 for FY2020/2021) and a Branch Subscription of £5.00.


Our preferred method of collecting Capitation is by Direct Debit and a Mandate Form can be dowloaded from this website or will be sent to you if you wish to join the Branch.

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