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Keeping their memory alive

The Royal British Legion was formed to support the veterans of the Great War which was hoped to be "the war to end all wars". But since then, Britain has been involved in many other wars and fields of Service, creating a continuous supply of Service men and women, and their families, who need our assistance. We are recognised as the Nation's custodians of Remembrance.

To ensure that the memory of those who have given their lives in the Service of their country, will continue and be honoured - for evermore, the nation has created memorials and participates in acts of Remembrance.

2008 names being engraved on the AFMThe Cenotaph in Whitehall and numerous war memorials around the country commemorate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the First and Second World Wars.

And to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Service of their country since 1948, the Armed Forces Memorial was opened in 2007 in the grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Each spring, the names of those who have died in conflict, as a result of terrorist action or killed on duty, in the previous calendar year, are added to this impressive memorial, as a permanent reminder of their sacrifice. The honour roll can be viewed here.

 

Recent casualties

The names of those who died in Service during 2014 have been added to the Armed Forces Memorial and were dedicated at a service of Remembrance on 18 May 2015.   

The names of those who died in Service during 2013 have been added to the Armed Forces Memorial and were dedicated at a service of Remembrance on 1 September 2014.  

The names of those who died in Service during 2012 have been added to the Armed Forces Memorial and were dedicated at a service of Remembrance on 5 July 2013.

The names of those who died in Service during 2011 have been added to the Armed Forces Memorial and were dedicated at a service of Remembrance on 1 September 2012.

The names of those who died in Service during 2010 have been added to the Armed Forces Memorial and were dedicated at a service of Remembrance on 20 July 2011.

The names of those who died in Service during 2009 have been added to the Armed Forces Memorial and were dedicated at a service of Remembrance on 5 June 2010.

Names on the Armed Forces Memorial can be looked up on the Roll of Honour on the Veterans UK website

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