Group    From 18/6/1940 

Free French Forces

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: France

Formed, in concept at least, on 18 June 1940 in de Gaulle's 'Appeal of 18 June' speech. Free French units operated as auxiliary forces to the British Royal Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Soviet Air Force, and the British SAS. Later larger Free French units operated, directly under the control of the French government in exile.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Free French Forces

Commemorated ati

Charles de Gaulle and the Free French

See Musee de la Resistance for more information on this memorial (in French).

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Charles de Gaulle - NW3

De Gaulle lived here with his family, September 1942-44 (though these dates v...

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de Gaulle

In 1940, after briefly being in Mayfair and Victoria, de Gaulle moved here wi...

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Free French Naval Forces

Thanks go to our French consultant, John Hartley, for the translation. We be...

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Free French plaque

Alamy have a photo of the unveiling.

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Other Subjects

George Cadogan, 3rd Earl Cadogan

George Cadogan, 3rd Earl Cadogan

Naval officer and politician. Born St James's Square. Joined the Navy aged 13 (this was not uncommon) and served in the French Revolutionary Wars. Charles had 7 elder brothers so the chances of him...

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
ORP Sokół

ORP Sokół

Former Submarine in the Polish Navy. ORP stands for Okret Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Ship of the Polish Republic).

Vehicle, Armed Forces, Poland

1 memorial
H. W. T. Elam

H. W. T. Elam

Resident of Willesden who volunteered and died in the Anglo Boer War, 1899-1900.

Person, Armed Forces, South Africa

War dead, Other war
1 memorial
3rd Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)

3rd Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)

London unit which served in WW1.

Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial
Wilfred Wood, VC

Wilfred Wood, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 28 October 1918, age 21, while serving in the Northumberland Fusiliers. "When the advance was held up he ran forward firing his Lewis gun from the hip, he captured...

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial