British Empire Service League

British Empire Service League

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The British Empire Service League (BESL) was originally formed in Rhodesia in 1918 as Comrades of the Great War. The BESL was also present in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The league, established by Lord Haig in the Dominions, was a counterpart of the Royal British Legion that was established in 1921 to support Service men and women, ex-serving personnel and their families.

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