Marking 60 years since the end of National Service
On the 16th May, 2023, veterans and their loved ones gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark 60 years since the end of National Service.
National Service began in 1947 after the Second World War and ended in 1963.
During that time, more than two million men aged 17 to 21 were conscripted.
The names of the 395 national servicemen killed during their service are inscribed upon the Armed Forces Memorial at the Arboretum, which is also home to the National Service Memorial.
Thank you to all those who attended the event and joined us in remembering the service and sacrifice of the National Service generation.
If you’ve left service recently, or some time ago, do check out the Veterans’ Gateway service for all your welfare needs.