Queen Victoria’s Last VC

Queen Victoria’s Last VC

26 June 2020 marks 120 years since Private Charles Ward delivered a message through a storm of bullets, an action that w…

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The 'Engineering' Scottish Rugby international

The 'Engineering' Scottish Rugby international

George Lamond is one of the many thousands of officers who lost their lives in the Great War. Before his war service, he…

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Placing the Battle of Messines Ridge in context by Peter Simkins

Placing the Battle of Messines Ridge in context by Peter Simkins

This is the Foreward to Ian Passingham's Pillars of Fire. The Battle of Messines Ridge June 1917 by Peter Simkins  F…

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The Mines of Messines

The Mines of Messines

It is, of course, currently impossible to visit the battlefields of the First World War. When the current 'lockdown' con…

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Walter Tull: Pioneering Black Sportsman and Soldier

Walter Tull: Pioneering Black Sportsman and Soldier

Over the years Stand To! editor Jon Cooksey has been involved in co-writing and producing several documentaries for the …

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The Battle of Jutland

The Battle of Jutland

Of the countless acts of gallantry took place during the First World War, only a small proportion were recognised with t…

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Interesting examples of Officers Pension Record Cards

Interesting examples of Officers Pension Record Cards

Below are a few examples of officers cards and officers widows cards located in the WFA's Pension Record Cards archive. …

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Officers Pension Record Cards digitised and now available

Officers Pension Record Cards digitised and now available

Two more sets of Pension Record Cards ('PRCs') have been digitised and made available by the WFA's partner Ancestry. The…

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Further examples of unusual Pension Claims

Further examples of unusual Pension Claims

As the various projects WFA members are working on move forward, it seems a good time to update members on just a couple…

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A Tour of Mesopotamian War Cemeteries in 2003

A Tour of Mesopotamian War Cemeteries in 2003

In the early summer of 2003, fortunately or not, I found myself and the Battalion I was commanding at the time, 7 Air As…

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Across from the Parade Ground Soldiers: assessing the French performance at the Somme

Across from the Parade Ground Soldiers: assessing the French performance at the Somme…

The bulk of this article is a long explanation as to the finding of a brief answer: despite suffering slightly under one…

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The Stories That Men Tell

The Stories That Men Tell

When I first started working on my photographic project Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace in 2005 I was given two pieces …

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