Links from the last website

The website administrator of the last HSF Association website listed a number of websites for interest. These are included on this page separately. In time the two pages will be merged and hyperlinks engineered.

Notes

  1. The following websites have been carried on from those published by the previous HSF Association website. Some have been checked and proved unworkable, so please update the Webmaster if you find a new link.
  2. Setting up “click” links to websites takes time and this will be done in due course.In the meantime, if you click on the URL and it fails to take you where you want to go, please copy & paste the title offered for that subject and paste it into a search engines search box. Try, for example, Google, Bing, Altavista etc.
  3. This website takes no responsibility for the availability, quality or maintenance of these websites. Neither do we take any responsibility for any responses, goods or services you maysubsequently receive or purchase. 
  4. Commercial websites are copied from the previous website, with some added. It is inevitable that competitors (or you) will either complain and/or request publication of their website. This is understood and The HSF Association undertakes to do this in due course, particularly where services have been recommended by a Unit, Unit members or a respected stakeholder. 
  5. Access to all official military websites, all appearing on the “MOD” platform, should be sought by using the British Army or MOD websites listed below. 
  6. We have tried our best to honour the interests and contribution of those who have served in the RM,RN and RAF, nevertheless the HSF was a British Army operation and we therefore concentrate on soldiering. Airfield conservation and air museums seem to offer KP status or potential current Unit interest, so submariners and divers should not feel hard done by. 
  7. Similarly, we seek to honour the interests and contribution of those in Scotland and Wales, however contact with HSF veterans in those countries is currently difficult either because of Unit disbandments or no Unit being raised.Hopefully that might change.

Publications

Soldier Magazine – get it on line

http://www.army.mod.uk/soldier-magazine/soldier-magazine.aspx

Military Museums

Imperial War Museum

www.iwm.org.uk/

IWM-London, IWM-Duxford, IWM-North @ Manchester, HMS Belfast, Churchill War Rooms.

Royal Armouries, Leeds

www.royalarmouries.org/

The National Army Museum London

www.nam.ac.uk/

The Tank Museum – Bovington

www.tankmuseum.org/

MOD sites

British Army website – for all current Regiments and Corps

www.army.mod.uk/

The Ministry of Defence – for details of all RN,RM, British Army & RAF formations.

www.mod.uk/

Other Interests

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – “Debt of Honour Register” 1.7m names, 23k cemeteries.

www.cwgc.org/

The National Archives, Kew, SW London – research on a family member.

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

British Regiments Discussion Group – topics relating to British Regiments (incl Indian Army & RM)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/britregiments/

Nineteenth Century British and Indian Armies and their Soldiers

http://www.members.dca.net/fbl/

Britain’s Small Wars

www.britains-smallwars.com/

The story of soldiers, sailors, and airmen from Britain and the Commonwealth fighting small wars to defend Britain’s shrinking empire since the end of World War Two.

India, Palestine, Malaya, Korea, Suez Canal Zone, Kenya, Cyprus, Suez 1956,  Borneo, Vietnam, Aden, Radfan, Oman, Dhofar, Northern Ireland, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and many more.

Medals – Official Issue & Replacement

MOD Medals Office (now incorporating The Army Medals Office since 2005)

http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencefor/veterans/medals/

    • Holds details of most campaign medals issued from the 1920s
    • The authority for all questions concerning the entitlement to current campaign medals.
    • Issue of medals post WW1 to those entitled persons who have never received them
    • The  replacement of medals under certain conditions for entitled personnel.

Benevolent Charities

The Army Benevolent Fund, The Soldiers’ Charity

www.soldierscharity.org/

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

www.rnbt.org.uk

Naval Service Benevolence Fund (NSBF) – RNRMC

www.rnrmc.org.uk/about-us/charity?pageId=44

Royal Naval Reserve Benevolent Fund

www.turn2us.org.uk/charities/r/royal_naval_reserve_benevolent.aspx

A-Z of charities

www.turn2us.org.uk/grants_search/a-z_of_charities.aspx?Letter

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund – Home

www.rafbf.org/

SSAFA Forces Help

www.ssafa.org.uk/

BLESMA

http://www.blesma.org/

Employment

Ex-Servicemen’s Jobs

http://www.4exmilitary.com/

A recruitment website for ex military personnel featured on the last HSFA website.

Air & Aviation Museums

England

The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hants.

www.armyflying.com/

Midland Air Museum, Coventry

www.midlandairmuseum.co.uk/

Yorkshire Air Museum, York

www.yorkshireairmuseum.org/

Naval Aviation Museum, Royal Navy Helicopters, Aircraft, South West

www.fleetairarm.com/

Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle

www.solway-aviation-museum.co.uk/

Newark Air Museum, Nottinghamshire

www.newarkairmuseum.org

Conservation

Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust – UK

www.abct.org.uk/

Scotland

National Museum of Flight – National Museums Scotland

www.nms.ac.uk/flight/

Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com/

Highland Aviation Museum, Inverness

www.highlandaviationmuseum.org.uk

Aviation Museum Guide | A guide to aircraft and aviation related …

www.aviationmuseumguide.co.uk/guide_scotland.php

Wales

Airworld Aviation Museum, Caernarfon

http://www.aviationmuseum.eu/World/Europe/UK/Caernarfon/Caernarfon_Airworld_Museum.htm

Websites claiming to show all Air Museums

Flyingzone UK Air Museums Directory

www.flyingzonedirect.com/airmuseums/airmuseums.htm

Aviation Museum Guide | News and guide to aircraft and aviation …

www.aviationmuseumguide.co.uk/

Aviation Museums in England

www.deroeck.co.uk/aviation-museums.html

Dealers, Tailors, Book Sellers & Tour Companies

EG Frames, Solihull – Militaria, framing, uniforms & medals– recommended (we have Unit members in this area)

www.egframes.net

Military & Aviation Book Society

http://uk.book-club-offers.com/military-aviation/

A wide range of books on the British Army, military history, modern warfare, weapons & hardware, etc.

Medals of the World – images of medals from around the world

http://www.medals.org.uk/

Military Badges & Insignia – a very large site

http://www.military-badges.co.uk/

C & J Medals, Reading (we have Unit members in this area)

http://cjmedals.co.uk/

A small family firm specialising in military medals, regimental ties and badges, and all accoutrement for the military lady or gentleman. Established in 1970.

Military Badge Identification Web Site

Temporarily unavailable

Liverpool Medals

http://www.liverpoolmedals.com/

Southern Medals, Knebworth, Herts

http://www.southernmedals.co.uk/

Philip Burman, Kings Lynn

http://www.military-medals.co.uk/

Bigbury Mint, Ivybridge, Devon

http://www.bigburymint.com/

Award Medals, Shrewsbury

http://www.awardmedals.com/

Worcester Medals, Bromsgrove, Worcs

http://www.worcmedals.com/worcester-medals-shop.aspx

Holts Tours, Reigate, Surrey

http://www.holts.co.uk/

Holts Tours are renowned for their Battlefield Tours of the first and second world wars as well as for their tours of battlefields further afield.

Bickerton Regimental Jewellry, Hockley, Birmingham

http://www.bickertonjewellery.com/regimental_jewellery

Others may be added.

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