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A man in a kilt salutes whilst holding his bagpipes on a beach. Remembrance

Remembering again the stirring sounds that accompanied D-Day landings

On June 6 1944, a lone Scottish piper played his comrades ashore as they stormed the beaches during the Normandy landings of D-Day. 80 years on and that familiar melody has echoed through the early morning French air once again.

Published: 06 Jun 2024

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Lighting Their Legacy

Last week, in the lead up to the 80th Anniversary of D Day the torch of commemoration was passed proudly from two D-Day Army veterans to cadets at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle. The event, with Senior representation from the Navy, Army, and RAF, was part of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ‘Lighting Their Legacy’ programme of events, as a torch of commemoration is being passed from veterans to young people to represent the passing on of the legacy of D-Day to a new generation.

Published: 05 Jun 2024

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D-Day: The campaign that led to the liberation of Europe

The UK will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings this month with a series of major events across the UK and in France. D-Day, 6 June 1944, was codenamed Operation Overlord, and would see the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare.

Published: 03 Jun 2024

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Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino

More than 100 UK Armed Forces personnel took part in commemorations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Cassino, Italy.

Published: 19 May 2024

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Half a century of service: The Scots Guards very personal thank you to HRH The Duke of Kent

The Scots Guards' special thank you and farewell, as His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent retires as their Colonel after a remarkable 50 years' service.

Published: 14 Apr 2024

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Emotional final Remembrance service in hometown for Army Padre

An Army Chaplain will mark the culmination of a distinguished and varied career in the military at a Remembrance service in his hometown this Sunday.

Published: 12 Nov 2023

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Poignant opening of the Gardens of Remembrance in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Gardens of Remembrance opened in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh and in George Square, Glasgow with moving dedication services last month, marking the start of Remembrance.

Published: 11 Nov 2023

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Thousands of tributes at the 95th Field of Remembrance

In 1928 Major George Howson MC, the founder of The Poppy Factory charity, advocated for the use of Westminster Abbey grounds as a location where people could plant poppies to commemorate loved ones.

Published: 10 Nov 2023

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Korea 70 Scots Guards pay their respects at Gloster Hill war memorial

Soldiers from C Company, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, recently visited the Gloster Hill War Memorial in South Korea as part of their deployment to the country for Exercise Imjin Warrrior. The visit was an opportunity to learn about one of the most decisive battles of the Korean War, the Battle of the Imjin River.

Published: 10 Nov 2023

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Victory over Japan Day: My family’s WW2 legacy

For Royal Engineer Sergeant Derik Williams, it was his great grandfather’s bravery in the face of adversity during the Second World War, that inspired him to serve in the British Army.

Published: 15 Aug 2023