Anniversary News

Up and down the country, we are celebrating 75 Years Of Service for the Army family. Take a look at our latest news.

11th November 2019

Tales of Remembrance

  On this day in 1918, the signing of the Armistice brought an end to four years of eclipsing, total war. Since then, the nation has gathered on Remembrance Day to honour those men and women of the Armed Forces who have given their lives in the service of their country Victoria Hale’s father, Captain … Continued

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3rd October 2019

Heroism, Camaraderie, Loss and Fear: An Evening of Spoken Word

Last night, 2nd October, guests at The Siding in London Bridge were treated to an evening of spoken word and live music to celebrate some of the incredible people that ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s work has touched throughout its 75-year history.   The evening kicked off with a poem written by Sid Sallis, the last … Continued

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3rd October 2019

75 Years Of Service: 1944 – 2019

  It is February 1944 and the tide of the Second World War is beginning to turn. In Burma, the Allies thwart the Japanese offensive. In France, Allied aircraft breach the walls of Amiens prison, securing the release of 258 French Resistance and political prisoners. And in Germany, Joseph Goebbels takes the unusual step of … Continued

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25th September 2019

Our History: September, NAAFI and Operation Market Garden

As we mark our 75th anniversary, we are looking back at the penultimate year of the Second World War and the circumstances surrounding our founding. This time, we tell the story of Operation Market Garden – the doomed Allied attempt to establish a crossing over the Rhine in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, in London, the NAAFI … Continued

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15th August 2019

Our History: August and Joseph Connor in Normandy

As we approach our 75th anniversary in August, we are looking back at the penultimate year of the Second World War and the circumstances which led to our founding.

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14th August 2019

The Soldiers’ Charity launches anniversary podcast series

Today marks the launch of our first ever podcast series: “Conversations.” The five-episode series, introduced by Lorraine Kelly, explores themes from camaraderie and family life to injury, bereavement and resettlement. Our listeners will hear how life in the British Army has evolved over our 75 years of service – as told by some of the … Continued

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