Welcome to Palace Barracks Memorial Garden, these memorials stones are dedicated to some of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Armed Forces.

The Garden in Palace Barracks remembers some of those who have lost their  lives in Northern Ireland, The Falkland Islands, Kuwait, August 1990 - July 1991, Iraq 2003, Aden - Radfan and other locations around the world including the United Kingdom. The Memorial Custodian is also responsible for the Memorial Garden at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

 

[ Military Families Support Group ]

Welcome to the website of The Military Families Support Group. This website is intended to offer help, support, information and guidance for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one while serving with the UK Armed Forces. We can also offer help and support to injured and traumatised service men and women, and also their families. You may contact the Military Families Support Group should you have any issue you wish to discuss with us, or if you would like to get involved with our activities, or if you would just like to chat to someone. E-Mail  |  URL

The Military Families Support Group 27 Greatmead Kettlebrook Tamworth Staffs B77 1DL

By telephone: Sue - 07921 862397  Elaine - 07749 252912

 

 

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There are still many reminders of the Second World war in Brunssum. In the memories and recollections of its citizens, for example. Or its war memorials. Sometimes, concerts are organised the commemorate the sacrifices made and the victory won. The scars of the Second World War are likewise present, such as the British War Cemetery, where 328 British soldiers found their final resting place.

The soldiers buried here paid the ultimate price for the battles they fought in the turbulent years of 1944 and 1945. The legacy they leave us is huge. They fell for our freedom, they fell for a just society, they fell for our forbears, for us and for our offspring. We have a duty to cherish this legacy in the spirit of their sacrifice. We should never fail to appreciate the value of democracy, freedom and independence, not least because our soil is drenched with the blood and tear of those who died for us.

Netherlands - Brunssum Brunssum was liberated in September 1944 by U.S. forces; they were shortly afterwards followed by the British 43rd (Wessex) Division, who made their headquarters in the town, and in turn were succeeded by the 52nd (Lowland) Division. The first burials in the cemetery were made by an Advanced Dressing Station and a Casualty Clearing Station which were situated at Merkelbeek in November 1944 when the 43rd Division were engaged in clearing a triangle between the Rivers Roer and Maas. Later, other casualties were all brought back and buried in the same place; they included fifty men who were killed while clearing mines on the German border at the beginning of January 1945. Operations in the Geilenkirchen sector accounted for a great part of the casualties buried here. There are over 300 1939-1945 burials in this cemetery, they are made up entirely of soldiers of the British Army, of whom 1 remains unidentified. No. of Identified Casualties: 327


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The Parachute Regiment Association E-Mail  |  URL

The Parachute Regiment E-Mail  |  URL

5 Coy (HSF) 10 Parachute Regiment (TA) E-MailURL

Parachute 2 Club ( Founded by Mr Ron Holt for ex members of the 2nd Battalion ) E-Mail  |  URL

All ex or serving members of the 2nd Parachute Regiment and attached arms, along with wives or partners...

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Ex Airborne forces and F.O.C. 24 Hour Care-line: 07951 660 685 (Call Always answered) 

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5 Airborne Brigade

(To promote through physical presence and displays the role that 5 Airborne Brigade had in the 1980's and 1990's).

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Richard Teevan, A former member of 1 and 2 Para having left 2 Para as a Warrant Officer in 2004. He is a member of the Fife PRA, he has been tasked by the members to set up and run a website for the branch ... please pass this link around to other on your e-mail list.

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We in the Association extend a warm welcome to all Servicemen and Servicewomen, their partners and their children. If you or your close family served with the Armed Forces, the support agencies, or one of the many civilian organisations who operated within Aden or The Protectorate you are eligible to become a member

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This site is dedicated to the memory of Special Forces from World War 2 to the present who served and died in places and under circumstances most of us can only imagine in our worst nightmares. My research has taken nearly 40 years and is sadly still ongoing as wars and conflicts show no sign of abating worldwide. I hope this site serves as an everlasting memorial to past, present and future Special Forces. In memory of my late father-in-law Adam Anderson, PPA 1944-45. John Robertson Ayr Scotland

[ The Imperial War Museum ]

The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and how it affects our lives.

Our exhibits range from tanks and aircraft to photographs and personal letters; they include film and sound recordings, and some of the 20th century's best-known paintings.

The Imperial War Museum click here

To enter Duxford click here

Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum - as well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country.  This famous heritage site began as an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the Second World War, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an American fighter base.

One of the most talked about Museums in Britain today, Imperial War Museum North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict. The award-winning building by international architect Daniel Libeskind is a symbol of our world torn apart by conflict and is situated at The Quays, a waterfront destination 2 miles from Manchester city center. 

To enter Imperial War Museum North click here

HMS Belfast served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings. In service with the Royal Navy until 1965, she was saved for the nation in 1971 as a unique reminder of Britain’s naval heritage.

< --- Opposite  HMS Belfast leaving Singapore on 26 March 1962 at the end of her final foreign service commission. Click here for a tour of HMS Belfast

Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the Cabinet War Rooms to see for himself what preparations had been made to allow him and his War Cabinet to continue working throughout the expected air raids on London. It was there, in the underground Cabinet Room, he announced 'This is the room from which I will direct the war'.

Want a tour of "The Cabinet War Rooms" ? click here

[ The Airborne Network }

The Airborne Network Welcome to the Airborne Network, a not-for-profit group of former Airborne officers and Serving Reserve Officers, which aims to support RHQ PARA and its linked Airborne Charities. This will be done by disseminating information of a social, commercial or charitable nature on behalf of RHQ PARA and the Network area representatives

SUPPORT OUR PARAS  A charitable initiative in support of The Parachute Regiment personnel and their families. On Sunday 25th May Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury will play host to an all-day event that will provide wonderful family entertainment and raise urgently needed money to support the families of those members of the Parachute Regiment who are casualties of current operations.

The present casualty rate suffered by the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan is in danger of accelerating this year. So the importance of having adequate resources available to support the families of casualties is all too apparent ... E-Mail

[ Support Our Paras ]
[ 4 Para ... Army link ]

Welcome to the 4 PARA Home Site!

It provides extensive links to the Regiments Home-Page. It provides information that will assist you to joining 4 PARA. We hope this site provides you all you require to join this elite regiment.

SASC Comrades Association

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The Royal Green Jackets E-Mail  |  URL

The Falkland Islands Conflict 1982

Chris Valentine (webmaster)

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When we started our group jumping round military parachutes for fun and going around the world as Airborne veterans, jumping foreign courses and still wearing our old uniforms, its was shunned. Not the thing a British soldier does in retirement. read more

For those who served with: 1 Wireless Regiment, Munster, 13th Signal Regiment (Radio) Birgelen and their sub-units. It exists to imbue the family tradition of the Regiment and to render support as best it can. Whether you wish to join us or just browse, please feel free, but we do ask that you place an entry in our Guest Book to record your visit Mark Taylor E-Mail  |  URL

Light Infantry Reunited The older I get, the more I miss, the family I once knew. Although I served in a battalion, my family home will always be you. The endless inspections, the boring guards, the Cpls and Sgts too I will always remember the depot and so, old soldier, will you? Oh... and the quick-change parades. E-MailURL

The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry 6 October 1959 - 10 July 1968

To contact the Webmaster ( Keith Petvin-Scudamore )  EX Durham Light Infantry and Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry The *SCLI*, *BLIR* and *BAFNS* are maintained by Keith E-MailURL

British Light Infantry Regiments

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British Armed Forces and National Service

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Glosters / RGBW Regimental Association

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Official Website of the RGBW Regimental Association

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My Name is Brian Gill Ex Junior Leaders Regiment and 1st Royal Tank Regiment 1987-1992 serving in Hildesheim (Germany), Maze Prison (Northern Ireland) and United Nations (Cyprus). I have built this website to try to bring together Photos and information from Merseyside Area and the Royal Tank Regiments. E-Mail  |  URL

Scottish War Blinded We provide assistance to members of the armed forces who have a significant visual impairment. Our new centre, will be based at Wilkieston in the west of Edinburgh. It will be a centre of activity for members, residents within travelling distance, and will also be a resource for occasional or short course use for members from further afield. The new purpose built Linburn Centre will accommodate 35 members daily and offer services at no charge. There will be a wide range of leisure and social activities available including arts, crafts, daily living skills, IT, gym and relaxation in addition to training opportunities for members. For those within travelling distance, transport will be provided to and from the Centre free of charge, in addition to a hot meal. URL

 

Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel E-Mail  | URL

Royal Military Police Association Colchester (RMPA) E-MailURL

The official Royal Tank Regiment Website

 

 

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Royal Tank Regiment (Kevin Tompkins' web site) E-Mail  |  URL

Royal Tank Regiment Museum

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The 4th Royal Tank Regiment Association (Fife Branch) E-Mail  |  URL

MOD Oracle E-mail  |  URL

MOD Reunited E-Mail  |  URL

 

 

South Atlantic Medal Association 82 E-Mail  |  URL

Royal Marines (The Green Beret Association)

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Once a Marine always a Marine E-Mail  |  URL

NMBVA Tyneside Branch E-Mail  |  URL

1st Volunteer Artillery (Tynemouth) Association E-Mail  |  URL

 
 

UDR and R IRISH (HS) Aftercare Service  Home of the UDR and R IRISH (HS) Aftercare Service this web site has been created in order to assist those who are eligible to contact the organization in order to benefit from the services we have on offer . those eligible comprise former Full Time and Part Time UDR and R IRISH (HS) soldiers and their families

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armedforces.co.uk is the ONLY site in the world to provide a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces. E-Mail  |  URL

 

 

 

REME Association Scotland Branch E-Mail  |  URL

 

Royal Navy (Find an old Friend) E-Mail  |  URL

Felix (Box of Frogs) E-Mail  |  URL 

RAF Armourers E-Mail  |  URL

The place where you can search for those long lost Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force mates, school pals, work colleagues or relations, even if you've forgotten their name!  Within Vimart you can search the database for people by using the information you once knew about them. The database contains many thousands of very easily searched entries which are added to daily and the service I provide is totally free. (Webmaster's note) Great site... With useful links  E-Mail  |  URL

The Ulster Defence Regimental Association E-MailURL

 

 

Sapper 696 E-Mail  |  URL

 

Ulster Defence Regiment E-Mail  |  URL

 

Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards E-Mail  |  URL

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund E-MailURL

Royal Air Force Association (Cwmbran 1209 Branch Torfaen , South Wales) E-Mail  |  URL

[ Naval-History ]

Webmaster's note:- Every now and again I come across a really interesting site ... this is my pick of the bunch. "I'd rather make history than write it, but you can't always choose". Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith welcomes you to Naval-History.net

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Gordon Smith welcomes you to WORLD WAR 1 AT SEA.NET ".... excellent source for naval history ..... First and Second World Wars, campaign summaries and more." ...Imperial War Museum, London  E-Mail | URL

PRA - Central Scotland Branch E-Mail  |  URL

War Memorials Trust E-Mail  |  URL

War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK. We provide advice and information to anyone as well as running grant schemes for the repair and conservation of war memorials.

Roll of Honor - Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire and the surrounding area. E-Mail  | URL

British Armed Forces & National Service.

(Keith Petvin-Scudamore, Ex  Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry &  Durham Light Infantry.) Brief history of every regiment/unit of British Armed Forces from World War 2 to present day. National Service history and invitation for ex servicemen to send in their memoirs for publication. Hundreds of badges and nearly 2000 links. E-MailURL

 

 

Hereford Ex-Services Association E-Mail  |  URL

The Royal Corps of Transport E-Mail  |  URL

Green Howards E-Mail  |  URL

The Suez Veterans Association E-Mail  |  URL

 

 

 

'Allies in War' E-Mail  |  URL

 

 

 

Mike Fitzgerald ... Webmaster, Welsh Guards Online is the original community website for all Welsh Guardsmen past and present, their families and friends E-Mail  |  URL

Forward by WO1 Garrison Sergeant Major W.D.G. Mott OBE, Welsh Guards. Garrison Sergeant Major London District  Since the formation of Welsh Guards Reunited the Website has gone from strength to strength ... Read more Welsh Guards Reunited Or Contact the Webmaster ... Mike Cummins

Airborne Engineers Association Edinburgh Branch The Airborne Engineers Association was formed in November 1989. The "Association" is open to all personnel who have served, or are still serving, on the strength of any Airborne Engineer Unit. This also includes parachute trained Royal Engineers who have served, or at present serving with any unit, Regular/TA, which has in its order of battle a parachuting capability.

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (History from 1945 to the present day) E-Mail  |  URL

 

Queens Regiment E-Mail  |  URL

John Girdler johnandanngirdler@hotmail.com

Why not give  John Girdler  a call on Skype ... just put his email address in Skype "find" John was in 3rd Queens

Kings Regiment E-Mail  |  URL

 

The Regiment has battle honors from all over the world, from Marlborough's battles in the 18th century to Korea in 1953. In World War I the Regiment raised the second largest number of battalions of any regiment in the Army - 87. Formed in 1685, the King's Regiment now comprises the 1st or Regular Battalion, stationed with its families in Bourlon Barracks, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire since March 2001, and the Territorial Army companies of the King's and Cheshire Regiment which has King's Regiment bases in Liverpool, Warrington, Manchester and Ashton-Under-Lyne. Until Easter 2002 when Her Majesty died, the Colonel in Chief was HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Fleet Air Arm Officers' Association E-Mail  |  URL

THE SUEZ CANAL ZONE of EGYPT

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“Mainly dealing with the 1950 – 1955 period, the website has articles, many photos, Zone map, Roll of Honor and much more related to the Suez Canal Zone of Egypt.”

 

 

 

   

Police & Military TieTac Service

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The Forces Poetry website has been created for you, anyone. Whether you are or were a member of the armed forces.

Long after the war the pain continues...

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Airborne Engineers Association Find out about the Association's charitable status View the Association's constitution See items for sale in the AEA shop Download an AEA membership application form Find names and contact details for AEA executive and branch committee members Email the Webmaster Dave Pace ... Click Here

[ Airborne Engineers Association ]

The army aviation website has been created to help past and present members of Army Aviation to remain in contact. It is not an AAC site, indeed it is open to anyone that has served within the Army Aviation environment. Email Contact ---> Leslie Channell

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The Pingat Jasa Malaysia "Pingat Jasa Malaysia" can be translated as "The Malaysian Service Medal". The medal was offered at the end of 2004 to the Commonwealth countries who served Malaysia in her fight against aggression and terrorism. Those Commonwealth countries include Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the United Kingdom and, never to be forgotten, the Gurkhas. E-Mail contact here

 

REUNITING MEMBERS OF THIS UNIQUE TEAM: RUN BY THE LADS ... FOR THE LADS Welcome all ex-SERVICE DOG handlers of "Wagtails", "Groundhogs" & "Snappers" who served in Northern Ireland

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1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards began its formal existence on January 1st 1959, this being the day when the 1st King’s Dragoon Guards was amalgamated with the 2nd Dragoon Guards, better known as the Queen’s Bays.

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America

USA Navy E-mail  |  URL

 

Canada

Airborne Regiment Association of Canada

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RMPA North America

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New Zealand

 

New Zealand Airforce Armourers E-Mail  |  URL

Australia

The Australian Armourers ( This Web Site is the Official Australian Armourers Association presence on the internet ) E-MailURL

 

8th/9th Battalion Association

(This web site encourages the link between the past, the present and the future. ) E-Mail  | URL

 

 

Fifth Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association Website (Edmund "Ted" Harrison) E-Mail  |  URL

 

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Rhodesia

 

Rhodesian Security Force Veterans (NZ) Hugh Bomford Webmaster and Secretary Rhodesian Services Assn,  PO Box 13003, Tauranga 3141, New Zealand E-MailURL

Belgium

 

 

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Malaya

Malaya Borneo Veterans -1948/66 E-MailURL

Friends of Palace Barracks

A British-born Canadian writer and photographer, who attended 60th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden in Arnhem and took some 1400 photos which are available for viewing or sale online. I thought you might like to take a look in case you recognize anyone, or simply to see what a nice event it was. E-MailURL

Also, I wrote a story about the event, plus there are a couple of other stories on my website about my father. Please take a look if you have the time – see all the items under “stories” and, under “photos”, see Operation Market Garden.


  • These gardens are maintained solely by voluntary contributions, if you would like to make a personal donation, please write to: The Memorial Custodian, Palace Barracks, Holywood. BFPO 806


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