Warfare in News

Posted on Monday 5th August

As part of next year's plans to mark the centenary of the First World War, there will be a commemorative stone placed in the home town of every British-born recipient of the Victoria Cross - 480 in total.

An open competition to design the memorial stones is to be held, with winners due to be announced in October, and the completed stones will then be given to the councils in the men's home towns.

The government has also unveiled plans to provide help to those who wish to renovate any neglected war memorials. A website will be launched giving information on the grants and funding available for this purpose.

Funding for people who wish to mark the centenary and money for the restoration of monuments will be available from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the War Memorials Trust, English Heritage, Historic Scotland and Cadw.

Furthermore, The Sunday Telegraph is running a 'Lest We Forget' campaign, to ensure that the nation's memorials are in a good state of repair for the centenary, highlighting hundreds of of cases of monuments in need of repair.

Further Reading

The Complete Victoria Cross

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The Complete Victoria Cross

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This complete chronological record of VC holders is an essential work of reference for every student of military history. All the British and Commonwealth servicemen who have been awarded the highest honour for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice are commemorated here. The first VCs awarded for the Crimean War and in the nineteenth-century colonial wars are described, as are the VCs awarded in the world wars of the twentieth century and the most recent… Read more...

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