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 run a mix of online and in person events for members throughout the year.

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Black Tie Ball 2022
Date:- 15th October 2022Time:- 7:30pm until lateVenue:- Nailcote Hall Hotel – Warwickshire We are excited …

Latest News

Soldiering On Awards 2022

Jeremy Vine, Ambassador for the Soldiering On Awards It is Saturday 25th June, Armed Forces Day and we, The War Widows’ Association of Great Britain, join the nation to show our support for the men and Read more…

Falklands 40

On 14th June 2022, I was honoured as your Chairman, to represent all those whose partner orfamily member died as a result of the Falklands war 40 years ago. The service was held at the Read more…

Platinum Jubilee

The War Widows Association congratulate Her Majesty The Queen on her Platinum Jubilee. We were delighted to have 100 members attending the Trouping The Colour.