Medals

See the April edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The April issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Wing Commander Frederick William Palmer, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for outstanding bravery during the Great War. (more…)

My online interview with Dame Vera Lynn, on the cusp of her hundredth birthday

By Lord Ashcroft

Dame Vera Lynn, the so-called “Forces’ Sweetheart” from the Second World War, is 100 years old on Monday (March 20). For nearly eight decades, she has enjoyed fame as a singer, songwriter and actress.

During the 1939-45 conflict, she toured Egypt, India and Burma for the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). Her most popular songs have included We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover and There’ll Always Be an England.

Her wartime popularity led to an astonishing career and in 2009, aged 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums’ Chart. Her charity work has gone hand in hand with her career: she has worked with ex-servicemen, disabled children and breast cancer sufferers. (more…)

See the March edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The March issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Commander Loftus William Jones, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War. (more…)

See the February edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The February issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Acting Flight Sergeant Thomas Mottershead, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Mottershead, who was born in Widnes, Lancashire, enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in August 1914 and soon proved himself an excellent and courageous pilot. (more…)

See the January edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The January 2017 issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Private David Ross Lauder, who was awarded the VC for outstanding courage during the Great War. (more…)

See the December edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The December issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Private Hubert William Lewis, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Lewis, who was born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, and always known as “Stokey”, joined the 11th (Service) Battalion of The Welsh Regiment, in September 1914 and was dispatched to France a year later. (more…)

Lord Ashcroft releases second annual follow-up report to the Veterans’ Transition Review

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In his role as the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Veterans’ Transition, Lord Ashcroft has today published his second annual follow-up report to the Veterans’ Transition Review.

The report assesses what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations he made for improving the transition for Service Leavers to civilian life which he made in his Review, published in February 2014. (more…)

See the November edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The November issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Lieutenant Colonel Tom Edwin Adlam, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Adlam, who was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, enlisted into the 4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Territorial Force) in September 1912 and quickly earned a reputation for his bomb-throwing skills. (more…)

NEW BOOK PROJECT: LORD ASHCROFT KCMG PC and ISABEL OAKESHOTT

By lordashcroft.com

WHITE FLAG?

An expose of Britain’s modern day defence capability

FOR centuries, the British Armed Forces have been the envy of the world.

Today, our forces rightly command the respect of our allies and the fear of our enemies. The lion still roars – but does it have the strength to kill its quarry? (more…)

Lord Ashcroft publishes his latest bravery book in the “Heroes” series

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Lord Ashcroft’s latest bravery book, Victoria Cross Heroes Volume II, is published today.

The new book, which is being published by Biteback, tells the true, action-packed stories behind nearly 60 awards of the VC, Britain and the Commonwealth’s most prestigious gallantry medal for courage in the face of the enemy.

All the 58 VCs featured in the new book are part of Lord Ashcroft’s medal collection, the biggest of its kind in the world. (more…)