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Mugged 96-year-old war hero's medals replaced by serving soldier

A 96-year-old veteran whose war medals were ripped from his chest by a mugger while paying his respects at his local cenotaph has had them replaced by a serving soldier.

Published: 24 Nov 2021

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Remembrance across the British Army

Ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday have taken place across the UK this weekend with military personnel gathering to commemorate and remember their colleagues, friends and forbears.

Published: 15 Nov 2021

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The North West Remembers

The Army’s North West Headquarters Festival of Remembrance returned following last year’s Covid cancellation.

Published: 13 Nov 2021

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Rifleman Remembers his Rifleman Dad

Ethan Cornish was just three when his Dad, Corporal Matthew Cornish, was taken from him and his family in 2006. The 29-year-old was killed in Basra, Iraq, after being wounded in an attack on his unit’s base. From that day onwards young Ethan had just one dream and that was to emulate his Father and join the British Army.

Published: 12 Nov 2021

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Lest we forget: remembering the fallen on Armistice Day

On 11 November 1918, the Armistice was signed for the cessation of hostilities between the Allies of World War 1 and Germany at Compiegne, France to take effect “at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.

Published: 11 Nov 2021

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Music marks the beginning of Remembrance in London

The State Ceremonial Musicians of the Household Division started Remembrance with music by giving the first public performance of an Army Officer’s orchestral tribute to all killed in war.

Published: 10 Nov 2021

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Defence Christians hold annual service of prayer and remembrance

The Defence Christian Network (DCN) has held a Service of Prayer and Remembrance at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham. The service is an annual ecumenical event where Christians from across defence come together to honour the fallen and pray for serving personnel and their families, of all faiths and denominations, in the UK and overseas.

Published: 08 Nov 2021

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1st Battalion the Mercian Regiment return home from Estonia and remember their fallen

1st Battalion the Mercian Regiment have returned home to their headquarters in Bulford, Wiltshire following an extended period of deployment to Estonia.

Published: 08 Nov 2021

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Defence Muslims remember the role of Muslim soldiers in both World Wars

The National Muslim Service of Remembrance (NMSR) has taken place at the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) in Manchester. The NMSR is in its fourth year and honours the significant contribution of Muslim troops who fought for Britain as part of the British Indian Army during the World Wars and acknowledges the vital role that they continue to play in defending our country.

Published: 05 Nov 2021

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Troops takeover railway stations on London Poppy Day

Essex and Suffolk-based troops have taken over railway stations today as part of The Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day.

Published: 04 Nov 2021