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Category Archives: Centenary Events And Armed Forces Days
The Poppies Wave by Paul Cummins (Artist) & Tom Piper (designer) is a stunning cascade of several thousand bright red ceramic poppies which symbolises a lost life. READ MORE:
On Merchant Navy Day, 3 Sept 2017, the Red Ensign will be flown ashore to raise awareness of our dependence as an island nation on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers. READ MORE HERE:
BOOK OF THE MONTH : THE ROAD TO PASSCHENDAELE - THE HEROIC YEAR IN SOLDIERS' OWN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Forces War Records 'Book of the Month' from Pen and Sword Books – The Road to Passchendaele - The Heroic Year in Soldiers own Words and Photographs. By Richard van Emden READ MORE HERE:
OUT NOW - the Summer issue of our regular Forces War Records magazine - 'Journal' (we hope you like the refreshed look), and we've created a NEW magazine for you - 'Heredity', it's especially for all you genealogy buffs and includes a useful 'Family Relationship Chart'.
Today, August 15th marks the 72th anniversary of the announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies in 1945 - ending nearly six years of the Second World War. The day is known as 'Victory in Japan Day' or 'VJ Day' celebrating peace and commemorating all those who fought and lost their lives. Learn more about today’s history:
On the 31st July we will be remembering a Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, which had an estimated 245,000 allied and 215,000 German casualties (dead, wounded or missing).
1st July marks 101 years since the Battles of the Somme, deemed the most deadly battles of WW1.
Veterans' Day was first observed in 2006 in the United Kingdom and then in 2009 the focus and name of the event changed to Armed Forces Day. Rather than only commemorate veterans, it became a day when the public in UK could show their appreciation for all the men and women in the British Armed Forces serving or retired, full time or part time. READ MORE HERE:
Reserves Day is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the important part that Reservists play in supporting the UK’s defence capability.
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