War Widows Association & free Travel Grant

Remembrance and respect

Men and women show that they are capable of extremes of courage and cowardice, cruelty and compassion. For some courage and compassion come easily when they are amongst friends and comrades – however harsh and terrifying the situation.

It is different when alone, at home, a young woman has to dig deep into all her reserves of courage at the worst moment of her life when she learns that she will never again hear her man's voice, enjoy his companionship and that there will be no Dad laughing with the children.

To know that they are not completely alone, that other women have shared similar pain and that practical and emotional help is available from the War Widows Association, can help them to start to rebuild their lives.

For some widows, their children and even grandchildren there is a moment of closure when they stand in a Commonwealth War Graves cemetery and see their husband's name on a headstone with his rank and cap badge.

Spirit of Remembrance supports the War Widows Association 


In 1984 the British Government sponsored the Grant-in-Aid scheme to enable War Widows and Widowers to visit their husband or wife's grave or memorial overseas, if they had not previously visited at the public's expense.  This grant refers to those who lost their spouse overseas between 1914 and 1967 after which they were repatriated. 

The Government pays the full travel costs for the eligible Widows and Widowers.  In addition, the Government pays for a Carer to travel with them within the UK. It is important to note that widows and widowers who have remarried are equally eligible.
You deserve to visit your spouses grave or memorial, so please let us help you.  All you need to do is call us on 01634 233785 and I will help.  We can arrange a personal journey for you or you can join your family or a group.

If you are eligible call us and we will arrange your travel - you deserve it, so let us help you.


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