Minister appointed national chaplain of Royal British Legion
Published on 17 October 2023
The Royal British Legion has appointed a minister to be its national chaplain.
Rev Scott Brown CBE said it was a "privilege" to be asked to serve with the UK's largest armed forces charity which helps members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.
His first primary responsibility is to lead the religious element of the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London next month.
King Charles, Queen Camilla and other members of the Royal family will be in attendance.
Mr Brown said: "I am thrilled to be appointed the national chaplain of the Royal British Legion.
"It is a privilege to serve the Church in this new role and to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation and to serve our veterans' community through the amazing work of the Legion."
Mr Brown will serve in the role for three years.
He is currently the convener of the Church's Committee on Chaplains to HM Forces and served as a Royal Navy chaplain from 1993-2010 and Chaplain of the Fleet from 2010-15.
Mr Brown served as minister of Buchlyvie and Gartmore Churches in Stirlingshire from 2019 until last month and lives in Port of Menteith near Stirling.
Royal British Legion National President, Vice Admiral Sir Clive Johnstone KBE CB, said: "The Royal British Legion is delighted that Rev Scott Brown has agreed to take up the position.
"With over 20 years experience as a chaplain in the Royal Navy, his appointment will provide the armed forces' community with a welcome boost as we enter the poignant Remembrance period.
"He will play a major role in the Festival of Remembrance on 11 November, when the nation reflects on the sacrifices made by the military and their families, and we look forward to working with him over the three years he'll be in post."