BSMF Ambassador and Mobile Museum Curator Tom Donovan

Posted on 28th Mar 2024 by Mark Seymour

The Burma Star Memorial Fund has welcomed Tom Donovan both as an Ambassador for the Charity and as Curator of its Mobile Museum. Finding the study of law uncongenial Tom has spent his working life immersed in military history as a publisher, writer, …

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Burma Star Memorial Fund Schools Project Lead

Posted on 27th Mar 2024 by Mark Seymour

Melissa Jakes is the Burma Star Memorial Fund Schools Project Lead and a Teacher of History at Barclay Academy in Hertfordshire. Melissa graduated from Somerville College, University of Oxford in 2021 with a BA in History. After completing her …

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Kohima 80th Anniversary Commemoration Service

Posted on 25th Mar 2024 by Mark Seymour

The Kohima 80th Anniversary Commemoration Service will be held at York Minster on Thursday 4th July from 11am. The Venerable Dr (Air Vice-Marshal) Giles Legood, Chaplain-in-Chief and Archdeacon for the RAF, who will give the Address. For further de …

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Levison Wood becomes a BSMF Ambassador

Posted on 4th Jan 2024 by Mark Seymour

Author and explorer Levison Wood has become an Ambassador for the Burma Star Memorial Fund. Levison is a professional explorer, writer and photographer who has published 11 best-selling books and produced many critically acclaimed TV documentaries …

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BSMF CEO Remembrance piece in the Express

Posted on 12th Nov 2023 by Mark Seymour

Burma Star Memorial Fund CEO Mark Cann has written a Remembrance piece in the Express this weekend. He writes: "The time for Remembrance comes round again: shoes are shined, suits sent to the dry cleaners, banners dusted off, bands play, ancestry we …

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Support from the Veterans' Foundation

Posted on 25th Sep 2023 by Mark Seymour

The Burma Star Memorial Fund would like to thank the Veterans' Foundation for it's recent support. The £8,000 grant will be hugely important to the Charity's Benevolence work. The Veterans' Foundation was set up to help fund charities and other cha …

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VJ-Day Celebrations

Posted on 31st Aug 2023 by Mark Seymour

The Chindit and Burma Star Memorial Day took place at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in August. Among the Veterans and serving personnel who gathered to pay their respects was Burma Star Memorial Fund Trustee Vikas Krishan who gave the Exhort …

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BSMF Newsletter 13 out now

Posted on 31st Aug 2023 by Mark Seymour

The latest edition of the ever-popular BSMF Newsletter is out now. Containing up-to-date coverage of developments at the Charity and our Burma Star Veterans it's a must read. This edition brings you details of two new BSMF Scholars as well as the VJ- …

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BSMF Director talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire

Posted on 26th Jun 2023 by Mark Seymour

Burma Star Memorial Fund Director Mark Cann has been speaking on BBC Radio Wiltshire about the state of fund-raising among military charities. Listen below.

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Book release of The Final Curtain: Burma, 1941–1945 by author Jeremy Archer

Posted on 17th Aug 2022 by Mark Seymour

The Final Curtain: Burma 1941-1945 by author and BSMF Trustee Jeremy Archer comprises interviews with some of the very few surviving veterans of this most arduous of campaigns. In their own words, soldiers, sailors and airmen now aged between 95 and …

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