In 1940, on this day, 8th April —the Captain of HMS Glowworm, Lieutenant Commander Roope’s actions had just earned him the first Victoria Cross of the Second World War.
Month: March 2017
Finding the Commonwealth soldier in your family tree
When someone declares war on Britain, they’re not just taking on a tiny island. Traditionally, when Britain has stood on a battlefield, her Commonwealth forces have stood up right beside her; some because they are obliged to be there, but others, in count
Five Minute Tutorial – Find out which medals your military ancestor was entitled to wear
Find out which medals your military ancestor was entitled to wear
10 Facts you may not know about ANZAC Day
Anzac day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
Remembering the Clydebank Blitz
The Clydebank Blitz refers to two devastating German Luftwaffe air raids on the shipbuilding town of Clydebank in Scotland which took place in March 1941.