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Forces War Records Blog

The definitive location for military genealogy records from WW2, WW1, Boer War, Crimean War and beyond.
  • Marking Remembrance Day and the Poppy Appeal during the pandemic
    Due to the increase in infections, many Poppy Appeal Organisers will not be able to send volunteers out into the street with collection tins. But Armed forces veterans and their families who rely on the British Legion still desperately need our support.
  • Who Do You Think You Are? returns to BBC One
    BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? returns this October with a four-part star-studded list of celebrities discovering how their ancestor's lives have shaped the world they live in today
  • VJ Day 75th Anniversary – National Events
    His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will feature in poignant montage of veterans shared on social media and on large screens A powerful re-telling of the story of will be broadcast on BBC One with tributes led by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge Veterans of the Far East campaign will be present at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to remember fallen comrades The Red Arrows will take to the skies for a stunning UK-wide flypast Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Cambridge will lead commemorations marking on 15 August, Prime Minister [...]
  • Discover NEW Military Records with original digitised documents
    Forces War Records are working with The National Archives alongside other regimental museums and archives to add new collections with original digitised documents
  • Channel 5 - The Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation
    Marking the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, Channel 5 has released an excellent mini-series presented by Military Historian Dan Snow and Kate Humble titled ‘The Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation’.
  • Armed Forces Day 2020 – Show Your Support
    Did you know that Saturday, June 27th 2020, is 'Armed Forces Day'? The special day aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those brave men and women who serve in the UK forces.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission gardeners to help mark D-Day anniversary
    The (CWGC) Commonwealth War Graves Commission is offering to help those who cannot make the journey to France to mark the D-Day anniversary by offering to lay commemorative markers on the graves of the fallen on behalf of their families.
  • VE Day in lockdown – 10 ways to celebrate the 75th anniversary
    VE Day in lockdown – Discover 10 ways to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe on 8th May
  • 75th anniversary of VE Day – Message to the nation
    Her Majesty The Queen will send a message to the nation on Friday 8 May which marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day | Learn more on Forces War Records
  • Track down World War One and World War Two Officers
    Search and Discover thousands of British Officers in WW1 and WW2 using our Army Lists and other resources from Forces War Records