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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

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The forgotten remembered as service held in London for Korea 70

In London today, serving soldiers gathered with veterans from the UK and Korea, to remember and honour the 81,000 who served in the Korean war, seventy years after the truce was signed. The conflict witnessed more than 1,000 British service personnel killed in action, thousands were injured and 1,060 suffered as prisoners of war.

Published: 27 Jul 2023

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Paratroopers remember the original ‘Red Devils’

Exactly 80 years to the day that paratroopers jumped into North Africa during the Second World War, the current generation of airborne soldiers paused training in Morocco to pay their respects.

Published: 12 Nov 2022

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Remembrance from past to present: two soldiers’ journeys

A battlefield study in France has led to a personal journey for both an Officer Cadet and Colour Sergeant from Sandhurst as they walked in the footsteps of their ancestors.

Published: 10 Nov 2022

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Church reveals its secrets in time for Remembrance Day

The refurbishment of one Aldershot’s most iconic buildings, the Cathedral Church of St Michael & St George is nearing completion in time for Armistice Day and its services of Remembrance.

Published: 09 Nov 2022

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British Army releases touching video to mark Remembrance 2022

Called The Fabric That Binds Us, the film reminds us to think about our veterans from recent conflicts - connected by their service yet from different walks of life.

Published: 07 Nov 2022

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Army covers London with poppies to support the RBL

More than a thousand British Army volunteers were at mainline rail and underground stations in London today (3 November 2022), offering their support to the Royal British Legion on London Poppy Day.

Published: 03 Nov 2022

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40th anniversary of IRA Hyde Park and Regent's Park Bombings

At just after 40 minutes past 10 on the morning of 20th July 1982, the IRA bombed the Queen's Life Guard as they rode through Hyde Park to take up their duties in Whitehall. Two hours later a second device detonated in Regent's Park where the Band of the Royal Green Jackets were performing a concert. These acts of terrorism took place in London, but they shocked the world.

Published: 20 Jul 2022

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Exercise Normandy Scholar - learning from the past to protect the future

The battlegrounds of Northern France were the recent ‘war studies’ location for the officer cadets from the British Army’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) as their theories were tested on the Second World War sites of Normandy.

Published: 11 Jul 2022

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Airborne Forces remember the Falkland Islands’ Conflict 40 years on

The sacrifices and successes of those who took part in Op CORPORATE, the liberation of the Falkland Islands from the Argentine military forty years ago, were both commemorated and celebrated in the ‘Home of the British Army’, Aldershot.

Published: 20 Jun 2022