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DUP Leader Designate Edwin Poots MLA has commended the Royal British Legion as it marks its 100th anniversary today.

Mr Poots said,

"The Royal British Legion was formed by and for the armed forces. It’s constitution was proposed by a soldier and seconded by a General to demonstrate there would be no distinction between rank or political affiliation. It has remained true to its objective and supported those in need.

Throughout Northern Ireland we have witnessed how the Royal British Legion has been a lifeline for the armed forces and our veterans. In particular, the many who were maimed physically and mentally through Operation Banner and other conflicts around the world.

We commend all the volunteers involved in the organisation and celebrate with them on this important milestone."