The British Army has a firm reputation of military excellence forged on determination, gumption and bravery. With roots that date back several centuries, its rich heritage has made the British Armed Forces one of the most well-respected armies in the world. Revered for its proficiency in combat, the British Army has a long and storied past that includes some of the most legendary and infamous battles in military history, ranging from hand-to-hand battles with swords and shields to airborne warfare in dogfights high above sea level. In tribute to all those that bravely fought in these conflicts, The Royal Mint proudly commemorates the notable anniversaries of the most important moments in British military history. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Normandy landings of 1944, we celebrate the heroes behind these epic battles and honour those that have defined our nation.
The 75th anniversary of VE Day
In 2020, we remember the first hopeful steps towards lasting peace and the promise of a brighter future with a commemorative £2 coin.
Of the millions of soldiers that died during the First World War, many were recorded as missing in action battle concluded. A ceremony in 1920 paid tribute to those who never returned.
The 75th anniversary of D-Day
On 6 June 1944, the attack Hitler feared finally came. We retell the story of the plan that turned the tide of the Second World War.
First World War Centenary
We reflect on events that took place over 100 years ago and remember when Britain had been engaged in conflict for more than two years.
RAF Centenary Series
The aircraft that feature in The Royal Mint’s celebratory series were carefully chosen to reflect the past, present and future of the RAF.
First World War Aviation
Inspired by the poetry of Rudyard Kipling, Philip Jackson created a thoughtful design for this five-ounce coin, honouring the sacrifices of the soldiers that impacted so many lives.