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Welcome to The Wartime Memories Project Timecapsule

Over the last 15 years we have often been asked if we will collect and preserve stories from other conflicts, as resources and funding are scarce, this something we have felt unable to do until now. As we commemorate those who fought in the Great War, we have also been looking at the way in which remembrance has changed in last 100 years. In light of this, we have decided to create a time capsule to allow those involved in other conflicts to record their experiences. We would like to hear from those who were on the front line and the families watching from a distance.

Please use this form to add details and stories of those who served in conflicts after 1945 to our Timecapsule. All information submitted will be held in the Timecapsule until a suitable anniversary of the war, when they may be included in an online feature or exhibition.

If you have a query or question, please use the email link below instead, this timecapsule will not be opened for many years so queries will remain unanswered.

If you do not have information for a particular field please leave it empty, inserting "Not known" or "-" only creates extra work for our volunteers.

Please type your stories in full sentences and correct English. DO NOT use all CAPITALS for ANY words (except abbreviations) as entries will have to be retyped and this will delay the processing. We have a very large backlog and entries which are in capital letters will not be processed until the backlog has been cleared.

Please include the name of the Service and of possible the Regiment/Ship/Squadron etc. for those who served. If they were a civilian please put Civilian in the service field This form is used for all submissions from all pages of the site, we are unable to tell which the page you were viewing when you completed it so please insert names of regiments/ships/squadrons and pow camps in the relevant boxes as appropriate.

If your story relates to WW1 or WW2 please click here

Required fields are marked *

War:                    * Please select.
Surname:             * Of the veteran or person in the story.
First Name:         
Middle Name(s):
Nick Name:       
Galantry Awards: DSO, MID etc.
Service Number:
Service:               *eg. British Army/US Army/Royal Navy/Royal Air Force/USAAF/Woman's Land Army/Civilian. etc.
Unit:                     Regiment/Ship/Squadron etc.
Sub unit:              Battalion/Section/Flight/Trade etc.
Home:                 Prewar address/town/village
Date of Death.     If during the war.

Please tell us your tales, we would love to hear about joining up, training, any funny stories, your friends, dramatic events, sad events etc. Please enter your story or information about the veteran exactly as you would like to it see it displayed on the website, writing in full sentences with correct captialisation (not as a letter addressed to the webmaster or in all capitals) as additional comments will need to be edited and this causes considerable delays. Please do not include any confidential information such as telephone numbers or current home address.

Please do not use this form for questions or corrections, please email us instead.

Please do not copy and paste large chunks of text from other websites, unless you are the owner of the website in question. Thank you.

Your story:

We recommend that you type your story in a word processor then copy and paste it into this box.

If you have any photographs please scan or digitally photograph your originals and upload them here.

Please note: images must be in .jpg format, less than 5mb file size and file names must not incude spaces or special characters. eg. @?#'£$* The name of the image should contain the name of the person in the story.

* Photographs named "image.jpg", "dad.jpg" or similar will not be accepted by the system.

If you are using an ipad, only one image can be uploaded via this form, this is due to the limited functionality of the device. If you have more than one image to add please send any additional by email, link will be given after this form has uploaded.

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If you have more than five photos please upload the first five here and you can send more after this form has been submitted.

Your name: *

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We recommend you copy the text of your story and keep a copy on your own computer before pressing submit.

If you have any photographs we would love to see a copy. Please scan or digitally photograph your originals and send a copy. If you would like to relate your tales as an audio or recording we would love to add any recordings you can make to our archive, please get in touch:

If you wish to donate original photos, documents or small items we would love to add them to our educational collection, please contact us by email.

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