Keeping their memory alive

Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, in two World Wars and more recent conflicts, are remembered on memorials and through Remembrance services across the nation.

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.

The 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

Flight Lieutenant Alan Scott, 33 Squadron Royal Air Force, died in Afghanistan on Sunday 11 October 2015.

Flight Lieutenant Geraint 'Roly' Roberts, 230 Squadron Royal Air Force, died in Afghanistan on Sunday 11 October 2015.

Lance Corporal Michael Campbell, 3 Royal Welsh, died on Thursday 23 July 2015, after being injured in Afghanistan in April 2012.

NAME CEremonies

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.   

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

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