Sutton Mandeville Badges
The Sutton Mandeville Heritage Trust has now fully restored the Royal Warwickshire badge and the 7th (City of London) Battalion of the London Regiment (known as the “Shiny 7th”) badge.
Map of Australia badge
The Map of Australia Trust was set up in 2017 specifically to restore the chalk outline of Australia and Tasmania on the downs near Compton Chamberlayne in Wiltshire. This has now been fully restored by volunteers – for full details click on this link.
Fovant History Interest Group
Members of the Fovant History Group have produced a fascinating website which includes details of the area during World War 1 not available anywhere else. Lots of details about the camps in Fovant including the hospital and the military railway and a list of all the British and Australian regiments known to have stayed in the camps.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission are responsible for the care and upkeep of war graves of British and Commonwealth service personnel throughout the world. An excellent site for those who are researching family histories of those who may have fallen in battle.
War Memorials Trust
War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials across the UK. The Trust is a registered charity.
Returned and Services League of Australia
Tel : 0061 262487199 Fax : 262477637
A large organisation dedicated to the welfare and well-being of all Australian ex-service personnel. The site offers a host of information on the services provided by the League.
Salisbury Tourist Information
An ideal site for those thinking of visiting the cathedral city of Salisbury and surrounding areas. It provides plenty of information on where to stay.
Shaftesbury Tourist Information
Tel : 01747 853514
Shaftesbury is the home of Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis TV advert. A Saxon hill top town, providing an excellent centre for touring this part of north Dorset and the surrounding area.
Royal British Legion
The premier organisation within the United Kingdom for the welfare of all ex-service personnel and their dependants. The Royal British Legion offers many services from battlefield tours to personal insurance schemes and rehabilitation training. A site well worth a visit.
Tel : 01258 482248
An excellent small museum in the heart of the Dorset country side offering a comprehensive record of the history of military communications.
Royal Engineers Association H.Q.
Tel : 01634 847005
For those who are or, have had relations connected with the Corps of Royal Engineers this site will be informative and helpful.
Royal Green Jackets association
The Royal Green Jackets association
Western front association
The Western front association
Australian New Zealand Army Corps
This is a very informative and interesting site dedicated to the memory of the Australian, New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACS). ANZACS a name that will stir many a memory of this excellent fighting force. A site well worth a visit.
The Tank Museum
An excellent collection showing the development of military armour from the 1st World War to the 21st century.
National Army Museum
For those who have an interest in all things military. Well worth a visit.
Best of British
An excellent monthly publication that takes you down memory lane as well as keeping you up to date on all that is the Best of British.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial’s site is a very comprehensive and of great interest to those researching military backgrounds of the fallen.
Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The Fovant Badges Society acknowledges with gratitude the support of the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). DVA, via its Overseas Privately Constructed Memorial Restoration Program, provides an annual grant for the preservation of the Australian Imperial Forces badge (now known as the Australian Commonwealth Military Force badge).
University of Southampton
Southampton Solent University
The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum
Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
This nationally designated ANOB covers 380 square miles of countryside overlapping the county boundaries of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset. It includes Fovant Down where the badges are located
Team Rubicon is a charity that uses the skills of veterans of the military and civilian services at worldwide disaster sites. They also helped us to build the Centenary Poppy although that was NOT a disaster site!