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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Group Captain Reg Jordan, bomber pilot who flew missions over Burma and Malaya and went on to become an ‘exceptional’ instructor – obituary

Posted on 10th Aug 2022 by Mark Seymour

By Telegraph Obituaries 31 July 2022 Group Captain Reg Jordan Group Captain Reg Jordan, who has died aged 98, was 21 years old, and the holder of the DFC, when he completed a tour of operations as the pilot of Liberator bombers flying long-range …

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Veterans' Foundation support for BSMF

Posted on 6th Apr 2022 by Mark Seymour

The Burma Star Memorial Fund is delighted to have received a £10,000 grant from the Veterans' Foundation. The money will be used for BSMF's benevolence grants (to those who served in the Campaign and their dependants in financial hardship, sickness …

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Maurice Ramsay, officer who led stretcher-bearers and casualties on a perilous trek through the Burmese jungle - obituary

Posted on 31st Mar 2022 by Mark Seymour

Maurice Ramsay, who has died aged 101, was awarded an MC while serving with the Gold Coast Regiment (GCR) in the Burma Campaign. In March 1945, Captain Ramsay was in command of a West African Auxiliary Group Platoon, 3 GCR, part of the 82nd (West …

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Captain John Riggs obituary

Posted on 26th Jan 2022 by Mark Seymour

Captain John Riggs, who has died aged 101, took part in Operation Thursday, the Second Chindit Expedition, in Burma in 1944. The 1st Battalion the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (1 BHR), part of 14th Infantry Brigade, 70th Infantry Division …

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Calling all Burma Star Association members...

Posted on 1st Feb 2021 by Sarah Gray

We are keen to get in touch with anybody who was a member of the Burma Star Association or members of their families. The Burma Star Memorial Fund is undertaking a project to record the personal stories of the war experiences of all of our veterans. …

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Remembering Sergeant Vic Knibb, Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Posted on 19th Jan 2021 by Sarah Gray

Victor (Vic) Brian Knibb was born on 4 January 1925, only child of Stanley Victor Knibb, a clerical officer with the Port of London Authority, of Ashcot, Hampton Court Way, Thames Ditton and his wife Marion Emma Alice, daughter of William Henry Lee, …

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Letter from Kushma Thapa, the second Burma Star scholar

Posted on 4th Jan 2021 by Sarah Gray

The Trustees of the Burma Star Memorial Fund are delighted to have received this heartfelt letter of thanks from Kushma Thapa, our second Burma Star scholar. We have her permission to share her kind words: "I would like to take this opportunity to e …

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Posted on 4th Dec 2020 by Sarah Gray

The Trustees of the Burma Star Memorial Fund would like to extend their thanks to all of our major supporters over the last year. We are extremely grateful for your generosity which has enabled us to continue our work of remembering all those who ser …

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Thanking our Burma Star veterans: the 'Not Forgot You' gift boxes

Posted on 24th Nov 2020 by Sarah Gray

The Burma Star Memorial Fund is supporting The Not Forgotten charity in its initiative to find and thank as many surviving World War II veterans as possible. The pandemic has denied these veterans the chance to properly celebrate the 75th anniversar …

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