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Please join us at the Who Do You Think You Are Live Event at the NEC Birmingham from 7th-9th April 2016. we will be sharing the stand with the Every Man Remembered team-stand number 310.
We will be joined by Mike Bradley- one of our experienced Royal British Legion Guides, who will be on hand to share his military knowledge.
We would love for you to visit our stand and talk to us about your ancestry- we may be able to help locate a family member who served in the First or Second World War.
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War veteran Marsali Wood and her daughter Karen Nevshehir travelled to India together in April 2014.
It was the first time Marsali had returned to Kolkata (Calcutta), where she had been stationed during World War II. One of her tasks at that time was to work tirelessly with other Morse code operators in the Special Operations Force 136, signalling to people behind enemy lines in Burma.
Marsali volunteered to join the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), part of the Women’s Territorial Services at just 17 years of age. She was eventually called up in May 1944.
“Sadly, there were many war casualties and I did lose comrades who were also my friends”, said Marsali. On the tour, at Bhowanipore Cemetery in Calcutta, she was able to lay poppies, supplied by the RBL, on the grave of a friend, who had died at 22 years of age.
Marsali’s daughter, Karen, joined her on the tour and also found it very moving: “It was more of a pilgrimage than a holiday. Everything about it was touching. We can’t praise the RBL enough - it did a superb job and the guide who accompanied us had such incredible knowledge and respect for the veterans on the trip.”
The tours prove to be emotional for many, as Nichola Rowland from the RBL, explains: “We are very aware that many people can find the experience overwhelming, so we ensure we’re on hand to support our guests at all times.”