Is there a "War hero in your Family"? Come and find out with Spirit of Remembrance. Exploring family history, as the growth of publications and television programmes has shown, can be absorbing and fascinating.
Mike Scott leads a group of driver/guides and researchers who will be able to develop your family history and create the perfect personal tour
In the 20th Century few families in Europe and North America were untouched by the impact of the two World Wars. In Europe the lines of white headstones in military cemeteries tell the sad tale of sacrifice. However conflict has many facets and not all of it is grim - the children and grandchildren of the GI brides who left the United Kingdom for a new life in the USA are discovering their British roots and also the ETO – European Theater of Operations in which their ancestors served.
For British, Commonwealth and Allied families a personal tour can be journey of discovery. Spirit of Remembrance will take the traveller across the country and back through time until they meet the young man or woman who went to war 70 or almost 100 years ago and learn about his life and the conflict in which he or she played a part.
Arthur Lawrence (seen right) is now 97 years old and living in Kent, a veteran of the famous "Forgotten Army" who fought in Burma. Arthur talks with his great niece Melody Foreman of his experiences in October edition of
TN24. Detailed below is a photo of Arthur and his friends - are you related to them?
"Who were they?" Tours
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Free travel Grants to help you We are eager to assist Second World War veterans journey to destinations where they saw action. Its FREE and you deserve it! The Big Lottery Fund has funds to pay for you, a partner and a carer so click here to learn more about Heroes Return Grants JUST EXTENDED for travel until 31st December 2012, 2012, so talk to your friends and family and take advantage of these grants. War Widows and Widowers who lost their partners prior to 1967 since when repatriations have take place, are entitled to receive a FREE visit to their partners grave. The Ministry of Defence has fund allocated to you and we believe that you should avail yourselves of this money. Over the years I have spoken many of you and I am always amazed by your strength and resolution. You are very special people and we believe that you deserve to receive a grant. Many destinations previously closed to visitors such as Ambon in Indonesia are now open for you to visit. The War Widows Association is here to help you. To learn more click here. Just call us and we can take your details and start the process to obtain your MoD War Widow Grant.