Why remembering matters

The Animals In War Memorial, in London’s Hyde Park is a powerful and moving tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. These armies enlisted many millions of animals to serve and often die alongside the soldiers. […]

Reflecting on Animals in War

We asked for your photos of how you have been remembering the service and sacrifice of animals in war and you haven’t disappointed … these images come from our wonderful supporters in Hampshire, Surrey, London, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Cotswolds and Windsor. It seems that all across the country kind-hearted folk have wanted to reflect […]

Let’s not forget the Animals

From all corners of the country… from Aberdeen to Torbay, from Tarporley to Canterbury – and towns and villages in between – you have been showing your respect for animals in war and support for animals in need by wearing your purple poppies, and by decorating school halls, church memorials and shop windows. Despite these […]

War Dog Baldrick remembered

Ex- serviceman Allan del-llano, who lives in Beverley in East Yorkshire wanted to share this photo of him with his team mates and a dog called Baldrick, a tiny terrier with a big heart, who he remembers with the fondest of memories. He tells us; “When I served with 321 EOD Bomb Disposal Squadron in […]

Medal for hero dog Kuno

Today we honour a military dog who charged through enemy gunfire to save the lives of British soldiers fighting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and is to be awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. During a raid, the Belgian Malinois named Kuno tackled a gunman and was hit by bullets in both back legs. After […]

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