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Veterans' Records, Support & Information
The Agency provides for the first time, a range of 'through life' support functions direct to around 900,000 serving and ex-Service personnel. Click on the logo opposite or freephone 0800 169 2277, Textphone 0800 169 3458 or Email email@example.com
Information, advice and guidance on obtaining copies of service records.
Links to the home page of this comprehensive Canadian Government site. Includes a great amount of historical information from official sources and personal reminiscences, research facilities, a youth section, special features and much more besides.
It includes 3.6 million
records from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain and the United States.
This is a vast site covering many aspects of life in the UK. Amongst the records held, but not available on-line, are some on Combined Operations. These can be accessed by personal callers or remotely via a list of independent researchers (search fee to be negotiated with the researcher of your choice).
The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations world-wide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.
The largest UK database of Armed Forces and Ex-Forces Personnel on the web. You are more likely to find your old UK forces friends here (and they are more likely to find you) than anywhere else on the web, fact! Forces Reunited® lets you find old friends and colleagues plus read what they are doing now. It's free to register, search and browse entries for the members listed.
The Society has "collections of cloth formation signs (shoulder sleeve insignia, shoulder titles, regimental and unit flashes and similar items" Contact the Publicity Officer, Hubert H Long. Tel: 01952 408830 or 01952 270221 E-Mail
Selected Navy records on line free. The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artefacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
General or tailored guided visits to the Normandy beaches and their hinterland by an experienced guide and artist.
This is a social network website for the ex and serving men and women in the Armed Forces. The site is also open for anyone with an interest in the military, and is completely free. It is extremely easy to use, after a few mouse clicks you’re able to reunite with old friends from the military days, or connect with serving colleagues. You can share photos, blogs, videos and interests within your growing network of friends.
Archived by British Library, US Library of Congress, Bavarian State Library. WW1, inter-war, WW2 and post WW2. Naval-History.Net started with two books written by Gordon Smith on the War at Sea in World War 2 and Battles of the Falklands. It has since expanded, not only with his own World War 1 and 2 researches, but such work as RN casualty lists 1914 to the present and daily RN ship movements 1939 to March 1942 by American researcher Don Kindell and 1,000 WW2 ship histories by Lt Cdr Geoff Mason Rtd. Naval-History.Net is listed in the top 10 websites in a "A Guide to Military History on the Internet" by Simon Fowler of the National Archives.
US Online Military Indexes and Records.
This website is a directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, draft card databases for World War I and II, and listings of military and war casualties.
Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach
caring, qualified responders
with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are
Transition to Civilian Life
Places To Visit
It's probably easier to list what's not on this site! Includes Duxford Air museum, Cabinet War Rooms, HMS Belfast, 1940s House and thousands of other references. Well worth many visits!
The Arboretum is set in the pleasant countryside of Staffordshire, between the towns of Lichfield and Burton-upon-Trent. It provides a living and lasting focus for remembrance essentially for those who have lost their lives or suffered in the service of their country. It is a haven of peace and contemplation and is the location of the Memorial to Combined Operations.
Map, photos, information and links to this unique example of a 100 year old hanger nearly 500 ft long, 100 ft high and 125 ft wide, constructed to protect airships whose purpose was to disable or sink German U Boats in WW1. Also used in WW2 and during the so called Cold War.
The Gazelle Squadron is a unique team of ex-
A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preserve and promote the U.S. Assault Training Center of World War II in practical and historical matters through education.
There are around 300 books listed on our 'Combined Operations Books' page. They, or any other books you know about, can be purchased on-line from the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE). Their search banner link, on our 'Books' page, checks the shelves of thousands of book shops world-wide. Just type in, or copy and paste the title of your choice, or use the 'keyword' box for book suggestions. There's no obligation to buy, no registration and no passwords. test
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