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When war broke out in Korea in 1950 Bill Fox jumped at the chance for adventure and volunteered to serve. But he had no idea what was in store for him on the other side of the world.
As Europe celebrated the surrender of German forces on VE Day, thousands of British, Commonwealth and Allied Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East.
Rajindar Singh Dhatt was living in pre-partition India when the Second World War broke out. He joined the army and fought at Kohima and Imphal in North East India.
Joseph Hammond was at school in Ghana when the Second World war broke out. In 1943 he joined the army and was drafted to serve in the 82nd West African Division alongside Gurkha and British forces as part of the Fourteenth Army.
Michael Tibbs, 98, joined the Royal Navy at the age of 18 after the outbreak of the Second World War, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Naval Chaplain.
While sisters Pat Davies & Jean Argles served in the Second World War as codebreakers, their father had been captured and taken as a prisoner of war in the Far East.
Raffaello Moscardini, 95, joined the Royal Air Force as a wireless operator in 1943 and was sent to war in the Far East.
Lance Corporal Stanley William Topham, 4th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment, was held as a prisoner of war for three years after he was captured by the Japanese in Singapore during the Second World War.
Alan McQuillin, 97, joined the RAF in 1941 taking part in the Normandy landings before being deployed to support the war effort in the Far East.
To mark Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day, we're celebrating how their roles have changed over the last 100 years.
On 2 April 1982 Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands, sparking one of the largest major conflicts since WW2.
Gurkha Nick Tamang served in 12 Platoon, D Company and was deployed to the Falklands in 1982. Forty years on he remembers his time in the conflict.
It is with deepest sorrow that the Royal British Legion marks the death of our Sovereign and Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On Windrush Day we celebrate the diversity within the Armed Forces community today, and highlight the significant contributions of the Windrush Generation.