What we are about

The War Widows’ Association of Great Britain was formed in 1971 becoming a registered charity in 1991 and has developed into the United Kingdom’s leading representative organisation for widow(er)s of Armed Forces Personnel where death has been caused by or hastened by service. Everything that we do is based around our 3 core values….


Campaigning is the foundation of the War Widows’ Association; the Association has managed many successful campaigns to improve the conditions of War Widows and War Widowers.



We care by signposting members to the appropriate help and through our network of Regional Organisers we offer friendship and support.



Remembrance, the third pillar of the War Widows’ Association is a very important part of its programme of events.

Upcoming Events

We are excited to offer a range of events to our members. Below is a sample of the kinds of thing that are available.

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  • EVENT – Quiz Monday 23rd May, 18:00 – 20:00

    Virtual Quiz: 23rd May 2022Time: 18:00 – 20:00Virtual Location: Teams in War Widows website *PLEASE NOTE NEW START AND FINISH TIME* Do you know everything there is to know about frogs? Are you a…

    Black Tie Ball 2022

    Date:- 15th October 2022Time:- 7:30pm until lateVenue:- Nailcote Hall Hotel – Warwickshire We are excited to announce the 2022 Black Tie Ball, where Association members and friends can …

Latest News

Trooping the Colour

HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee : Trooping the Colour 2nd June 2022 We have 100 tickets for War Widows to attend this event. You can each apply for 2 tickets. Gates open at 8.30 and Read more…

Oyster Cards

We have recently received confirmation from Transport for London (TFL), that Vetran’s Oyster Cards due to expire on 31st May 2022 will be renewed automatically. We are led to belive that these will be issued Read more…

Forces Wives’ Challenge

The team of FWC ladies are seeking to become the world’s first all-female team to retrace the steps of the Heroes of Telemark – a daring WWII mission by Norwegian Special Forces that would prevent Read more…