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A New Link

Ken Tipper is an author represented on this website by his article

'The Sinking of HMS Punjabi'

He lives in Florida and is an active member of Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park.
Do read his article A Pilgrimage
You can mail Ken who would be delighted to hear from any veterans in UK.







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Troopship Memories

Grandad probably travelled in one of these, find his troopship

Troopships 20,000 images - Find your Troopship

Battle of the Atlantic - (what you need to know)

By History (Atlantic)

The ‘Wolf pack’ tactic began with widely-dispersed German U-boats searching for an Atlantic convoy. When one U-boat spotted a target, a radio message sent its location to all other U-boats, who converged for the kill.

New Link - Very useful for research - U Boat Index

Allied Warships WW1 ---- Allied Warships Losses WW2

Links provided by: © 1995-2006 Guðmundur Helgason

"Battle of the Atlantic"

Battle of the Bulge (what you need to know)

By Jessica Talarico of Imperial War Museum

Vivid new Battle of the Bulge photos offer never-before-seen look at the war-weary soldiers braving the frigid weather as they fight off Nazi Germany's last major offensive of World War II

Read more:

Troops of the U.S. Third army continued to march, and relieved the soldiers in Bastogne on the 26th of December 1944.

On this day, General George S. Patton employed an audacious strategy to relieve the besieged Allied defenders of Bastogne, Belgium, during the brutal Battle of the Bulge.

YouTube: Documentary


Tuesday 31 May 2016

The Battle of Jutland – the most significant naval engagement of the First World War.

Over 100,000 sailors were involved on 250 ships in this 36-hour battle in the North Sea which started on 31 May 1916. More than 6,000 Royal Navy and 2,500 German sailors lost their lives.

THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND Military History documentary

The Orkney Islands are hosting the national commemorative events on 31 May 2016. A morning service at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, will be followed by a ceremony at the Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery at Hoy, where over 400 Commonwealth Servicemen and German sailors from the First World War are buried – some as young as 16.

Large TV screens will be provided in Kirkwall, in the vicinity of St Magnus Cathedral, for the general public who do not have a ticket to view the events. Due to the logistical challenges and the sensitivity of the site there will be not be any arrangements for the general public to be able to view the event at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery. Both events will be televised by the BBC.

There will also be a series of other events across the UK to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland and provide an opportunity for the nation to reflect not only on the sacrifices made during this sea battle but also to commemorate the maritime contribution and the sacrifices made by all those from the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and fishing fleets who served and ensured our island nation’s security and to raise awareness and understanding of the history, impact and legacy of the battle, and of the First World War.

Regional events include:

A wreath-laying ceremony and service of Remembrance at sea on Jutland Bank by British and German ships
Royal Navy remembrance events in Gillingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Belfast
The opening of HMS Caroline (the only surviving ship that saw action at the Battle of Jutland) in Belfast as a museum and visitor attraction
The laying of commemorative paving stones to remember the four Victoria Cross recipients from the Battle of Jutland
Service at the Naval Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum
War Memorial Service, Rushden
A Service of Commemoration at the Minesweepers Memorial, Royal Dock, Grimsby followed by commemorative service at St James Minster, a ceremonial walk from the Minster to the Town Hall, led by Band and Standards and a Jutland 100 reception at the Town Hall for invited guests
Services at Rosyth Parish Church and South Queensferry Cemetery, Scotland
A special exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich - Jutland 1916 WW1's Greatest Sea Battle - from 20 May 2016
The Legion is encouraging branches and local communities to hold their own Jutland 100 events and you can download our special Jutland 100 commemorative toolkit here.

You can also commemorate an individual who died during the battle by leaving a special message on our Every Man Remembered website - Help us to commemorate every man and woman who gave their lives in the First World War.

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Regular Service Articles

3rd The King's Own Hussars
by Alan Crosskill
RAF & FaireyTest Pilot
by Lionel Peter Twiss DSO. DSC
R. in P.
RAF & Hawker Test Pilot
by Webmaster as tribute to Neville Duke
Durham Light Infantry
by Webmaster as tribute to Joseph aged 17.

Durham Light Infantry
by Ray Hoggart


by Yves Beaujuge
Parachute Regt.
By Tab Hunter
Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry
by Keith Petvin-Scudamore
The Band of The Life Guards
by Mike Hopkins
7th Parachute Battalion
by Richard Todd OBE
R. in P.



Royal Navy
Images supplied by Chris Jennings
British Expeditionary Force
by Jack Cottle
R. in P
by Yves Beaujuge

Royal Navy
by Ken Tipper
6th Airborne
by Jim Corbett


Rifle Brigade


by Eric A. Patience
R. in P.
Intelligence Corps
The Battle of Cassino
by John Oswald

6th Airborne
by Jim Corbett

Royal Navy
by Daphne John

Royal Navy
by Ronald W.V. Brewis

6th Airborne
by Denis Edwards
R in P.

Royal Navy.
by Muriel C. Currie MBE.
R. in P.

Glider Regiment
by Jim Wallwork DFM.
R in P.
6th Airborne
by Harry 'Nobby' Clark

Royal Navy
by Ken Tipper


Royal Navy
'The Sinking of HMS Punjabi'
by Ken Tipper
Royal Pioneer Corps
Remembering Cassino
by George Pringle

Royal Marines
by John Best
By Alfred Lockyer
15/19 Kings Royal Hussars
by Ged Walton



Royal Navy
by Leslie J. Sprigg
Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry
by Peter Vile
Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry
by Webmaster
Durham Light Infantry
by Webmaster
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by Bryan (Tab) Hunter

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Memories of an exercise whilst in Osnabruk, Germany
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