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Legion Scotland defends name

Legion Scotland has defended its decision to drop “Royal British” from its name after criticism from pro-union supporters.

The veterans’ charity said the rebranding was not a political move, but “the day-to-day name” was adopted to differentiate it from the Royal British Legion south of the border.

Chief executive Kevin Gray said: “We have not removed ‘Royal’ or ‘British’ from our legal name. We are very proud of our history and our values.”

Despite their similar names, the two charities are separate and have been since they were both set up individually in 1921 to help ex-soldiers after the first world war.

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