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  1. 60 Years Since the Great British Train Robbery

    60 Years Since the Great British Train Robbery
    The 8th of August 2023, marks 60 years since the infamous Great Train Robbery. While for most it was an ordinary summer bank holiday in Scotland, 15 outlaws were getting ready to execute one of the most ambitious and memorable heists in British history. The Day of the Robbery Aboard the Travelling Post Office train were the usual cargo of...
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  2. What are military medals made out of?

    What are military medals made out of?
    There are many military campaign medals, ranging in shape, size and materials, from gold and silver to bronze and nickel. In this blog, we will look at some of the most prestigious British medals awarded to people serving in the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence and veterans.  What is a Campaign Medal, and what are they made from? Campaign medals...
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  3. The 70th Anniversary of the Armistice of the Korean War

    The 70th Anniversary of the Armistice of the Korean War
    In July, we will observe the 70th year since the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. The  Armistice ceased military operations but saw Korea continue as a divided country.  The anniversary will be an occasion to remember the servicemen who served during the Korean War. A short history of the Korean War Korea divided shortly after the Second World War...
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  4. Everything You Need To Know Before The King’s Coronation

    Everything You Need To Know Before The King’s Coronation
    With the King’s Coronation fast approaching and questions still being asked, we thought we'd gather the facts and answer some of the most frequently answered questions surrounding the Coronation of King Charles III. If you are looking to celebrate the Coronation consider purchasing memorabilia from our unique and exclusive range of products. Click here to shop! When is the King’s...
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  5. What Was National Service?

    What Was National Service?
    Tuesday, May 16th 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the last serviceman being demobilised from National Service. Since the Second World War, more than 2 million men served in our Armed Forces. On this anniversary let us remember the vallance and bravery displayed by the conscripts, and let us ask ourselves: What was National Service?... The British National Service, also...
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  6. King Charles III Official Coronation Emblem Released

    King Charles III Official Coronation Emblem Released
    This official emblem celebrates the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on 6th May 2023. The emblem is created with the flora of the four nations of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, the daffodil for Wales and the shamrock for Northern Ireland. These natural forms combine to describe St Edward’s Crown, used for...
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  7. HM Queen Elizabeth II May She Rest in Peace

    HM Queen Elizabeth II May She Rest in Peace
    Monarchist or not, a very sad day.This was posted on Surrey Gardeners forum by Tall Andy."Phillip came to me today,and said it was time to go.I looked at him and smiled,as i whispered that "I know"I then turned and looked behind me,and seen I was asleep.All my Family were around me,and I could hear them weep.I gently touched each shoulder,with...
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  8. RIP Captain Sir Tom Moore

    Rest in peace Sir Captain Tom, your duty is now done. The clouds will part once more and we will see the sun. Our spirits you have lifted and led us from the dark, A hero twice and a life well lived, you certainly left your mark. At ninety nine years of age you were our beacon of light, And...
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  9. JAMES BEAR Supporting the Armed Forces and Their Families

    This beautifully British-made collectable teddy bear has been specially created to raise vital funds for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Named after SSAFA's founder, James Gildea, this unique bear is made to a limited edition of only 1885pcs, the year the charity was founded. For every James Bear sold, up to £12.50 will be paid in support of the charity.

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  10. VE Day 75 Art Competition

    Given the current extraordinary circumstances, the national VE Day 75 celebrations, which were due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of 8-10 May, have been postponed. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has partnered with Fujitsu to find a way for its supporters to celebrate this special date in history with friends and family from the comfort of their own homes.
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