Research and Reports

All of our campaigning and policy work is based on research and evidence. The Legion has conducted a number of its own research projects over the past decade, including its Lost Voices report into hearing loss in the Armed Forces community.

Recent research and reports 

The Veteran Employment Gap

Deployment to Employment: Exploring the veteran employment gap in the UK

UK ex-Service Household Survey 2014

In November 2014, the Legion published the results of the most comprehensive survey into the needs of the ex-Service community that has been undertaken in ten years.

Download the Royal British Legion Household Survey or find out more on our Household Survey webpage.

Lost Voices

Research carried out by The Royal British Legion has found that ex-Service personnel are three and a half times more likely than the general population to report difficulty hearing.

Our report, Lost Voices, brings together what we know about Service-related hearing problems, and calls on the Government to do more to support military personnel and veterans whose hearing has been damaged by their Service

Download the Lost Voices report

Previous Royal British Legion publications

Health, welfare and social needs of the Armed Forces community: a qualitative study, The Royal British Legion & Compass Partnership, March 2011

Legion welfare in the 2010s: a decade of change, The Royal British Legion & Centre for Future Studies, March 2011

UK Veterans and homelessness, a literature review

UK Veterans and the criminal justice system, a literature review

Honouring the Armed Forces community, Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and the Royal British Legion

Gulf War: a legacy of suspicion The Royal British Legion for the Gulf War Group, 2007

Unsung Heroes, understanding the emotional support needs of service families, 2012

Older People in Europe - Health, Social Care and Welfare Full Report, Age Concern, The Royal British Legion, University of Liverpool, 2008

Caring in Spain, A study into the current and future care needs of the British ex-Service community permanently resident in Spain, Royal British Legion and Centre for Future Studies, 2009

Profile of the ex-Service community in the UK 2005, Royal British Legion with Compass Partnership, 2006 

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

There is a huge wealth of research available from across the UK on the Armed Forces community, covering a wide variety of issues: