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Born in pre-partition India in a village in Rawalpindi Muhammad Hussain, 95, was 16 years old when he ran away from home to enlist in the British Indian Army during the Second World War.
Everyone at The Royal British Legion is incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Dame Vera Lynn, a true ‘forces sweetheart’ and symbol of hope to the Armed Forces community.
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.
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.
The incredible story of how Major John Monro escapes a Japanese POW camp during the Second World War and received the Military Cross.
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.
Joshua was 19 when he joined the Army in Gold Coast (now Ghana) and went on to serve in the Far East campaign in pre-partition India and Burma.
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.
During the Covid-19 lockdowns, WW2 veteran Dennis volunteered to help lift the spirits of isolated and vulnerable people in his community.
The Royal British Legion is deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
Watch live online as the British Normandy Memorial is officially opened as part of events to mark the 77th anniversary of D-Day.
To mark Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day, we're celebrating how their roles have changed over the last 100 years.
Shining a light on the immense contribution made by black men and women over centuries in fighting for Britain.