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

M. Doodey

M. Doodey

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
R. W. Grant

R. W. Grant

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Dame Katharine Furse

Dame Katharine Furse

Born Katharine Symonds in Bristol. She spent most of her early life in Switzerland and Italy. She joined the Red Cross Voluntary Aid Department in 1909, and at the outbreak of WW1, she headed the f...

Person, Armed Forces, Italy, Switzerland

1 memorial
Sapper Maycock

Sapper Maycock

Royal Engineer killed by an exploding bomb while assisting in the attempt to disarm it. Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this man: Somewhat difficult to trace this chap with an...

Person, Armed Forces, Tragedy

War dead, WW2
1 memorial
C. W. Alexander

C. W. Alexander

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial