World War 1 Commemoration


Thank you

100 years ago, the First World War ended and a new world began. The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.  They are asking communities to come together and reflect and remember the massive sacrifices made during the First World War and also to say Thank you to those who lived through this tragic time.

Please visit the following link to discover ways of joining the British Legion in saying thank you:

If you wish to purchase a Thank You silhouette to place in your community, the order forms and designs are below:

Silhouettes - Covering Letter Indemnity (DOCX, 25KB)

Silhouettes - Designs - Group Image (PPTX, 3.9MB)

Silhouettes - Designs - Individual Designs (PPTX, 5.6MB)

Silhouettes - Order Form - Corporate (DOCX, 23KB)

Silhouettes - Order Form - Internal (DOCX, 23KB)


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 New Bradwell Clock Tower


Arts & Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes has been granted £99,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a unique project to commemorate the centenary of the First World War in Milton Keynes.

Bletchley Park’s WW1 exhibition

The first major exhibition to explore codebreaking in World War One is now open at Bletchley Park.

Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust

Buckinghamshire Remembers...  

Buckinghamshire Roll of Honour

First World War Centenary 

Great War Centenary 

Great War Memories MK

Great War MK

Guidance: First World War centenary toolkit for local communities

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

Imperial War Museum - First World War Centenary Programme

National Army Museum

Western Front Association - Milton Keynes Branch

WW1 commemorative events and initiatives in Buckinghamshire

Flash Mob at Queen’s Court, CMK

On Saturday 29 September the Rifles marching band: The Waterloo Band & Bugles performed a surprise flash mob in Queens Court Milton Keynes shopping centre, one of a series of Rifles events taking place across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to mark the WW1 centenary  and to re-engage with the local communities.

Last Updated: 13 November 2018