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The Fourteenth Army played a vital role in victory over Japan. During the Burma campaign, they faced the danger of tropical diseases, as well as Japanese forces.
Read the stories of three soldiers who contracted malaria when they served in the Far East during the Second World War.
Our red poppy is a symbol of Remembrance and of hope, including hope for a positive future and a peaceful world.
Often the tattoos worn by people in our Armed Forces are more than body art. They are deeply personal, unconventional acts.
Being part of the military is more than just a job. When joining a unit, they become part of a larger family with its own history and traditions.
The Tributes planted in our Fields of Remembrance each carry a personal message to someone who lost their life in Service for our country.
Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms. We unite to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth.
The Westminster Abbey Field of Remembrance, managed by Poppy Factory, commemorate those who have lost their lives in the Armed Forces.
We observe a Two Minute silence on Armistice Day. At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them.
Our Remembrance events encourage communities to come together to honour those who served and and remember their sacrifice.
Whilst serving, there may be hardship and loss, but also times of happiness. Many military tattoos commemorate these events.
From our beginnings in the aftermath of the First World War, see how the torch of Remembrance has been passed from generation to generation in the UK, the Commonwealth and beyond.
As a result of Covid-19, we took the difficult decision not to go ahead with the 2020 Flanders Field of Poppies at the Menin Gate in Belgium.
The time has passed to make a dedication on our virtual Field of Remembrance. Please check back in September to leave a Tribute on our Field.
When Marie Garcia joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service she had no idea she would end up working on D-Day.
With the end of the war in Asia and the Pacific, over a million servicemen and women from Britain and across the Commonwealth had to be demobilised and transported home.