Three Second World War veterans have received France’s highest civilian award, the Legion d’Honneur.
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A Second World War veteran who appealed to be reunited with his fellow prisoners of war has met the son of one of his former comrades.
Soldiers Jimmy Johnstone and Bert Petrie joined two other prisoners of war in an attempt to escape from their Nazi captors.
Open champion Paul Lawrie has urged people across the north-east to wear the poppy with pride and pay their respects to those who have perished in conflict.
A war hero who recently parachuted into Arnhem - 75 years after being captured there - has now received further recognition for his accomplishments.
Three-quarters of a million poppies are to be dropped over the White Cliffs of Dover in an emotional tribute to the fallen for Remembrance Day.
Gary Lineker has told of the emotional, and at times upsetting, journey he went on while exploring his late grandfather’s part in the Second World War.
Susan Brown: November is a month for letting the past and the future change the ‘now’ for the better.
November is a month, perhaps even more than December is, for looking back and for looking forward.
An investigation has been launched after vigilant staff at a Moray recycling centre averted potential disaster after spotting two boxes packed with explosives.
Tony Comer – who has worked for GCHQ for 36 years and has spent the last 10 as its historian – picks high-profile moments from its history.
Riyonn Farsad has been fired from The Apprentice after his losing team failed to understand the dates of the Second World War.
A Church of Scotland minister, who helped prisoners of war escape a fort through a sewer system, has been honoured in France.
Bank holiday pub-goers will be able to enjoy a few extra hours until last orders under plans announced by the Home Secretary to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.
Family and friends turned out to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the sinking HMS Royal Oak yesterday.
Dozens of Commonwealth graves have been daubed with swastikas and other symbols at a cemetery dedicated to those fought in the first and second world wars.
As midnight approached on October 14, 1939, there was no reason for the crew of the Royal Oak to believe they were in any peril.
A 97-year-old veteran who parachuted over the Dutch city he was captured in 75 years ago was given a hero’s welcome as he arrived home in Aberdeen.
There was never any danger of Archie MacEachern feeling indifferent about lighthouses - he was born in one and spent the rest of his life helping those in peril on the sea.
Aircraft enthusiasts have stepped back in time to recreate a famous Second World War encounter at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show.
A 97-year-old Second World War veteran who parachuted out over the Dutch city he was captured in 75 years ago has been congratulated by the Prince of Wales.
The Prince of Wales will watch European and American parachutists jump into the skies above the Netherlands on Saturday as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden.
The ashes of two veterans of the Battle of Arnhem have been laid to rest alongside their fallen comrades buried in the Dutch city.
British Second World War veterans have returned to former battlegrounds in the Netherlands to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden.
A 97-year-old Scottish Second World War veteran hopes to parachute again over the Dutch city he was dropped on to and captured in 75 years ago.
A 97-year-old war hero is preparing to parachute into Arnhem in the Netherlands this weekend - 75 years after he was captured there.
It was one of the biggest naval disasters in British history: the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak by a German U-boat in Orkney on October 14, 1939.
Three people have admitted possessing the chemical weapon mustard gas at a former RAF based used in the Second World War.
The Prince of Wales has enjoyed a game of bowls and a pint of Guinness during a visit to a coastal village in Scotland.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to visit a Scottish port which played an important role in preparations for D-Day.
98-year-old former prisoner of war from Aberdeen searching for other soldiers who survived Nazi camps
An Aberdeen man who was imprisoned for five years by the Nazis is searching for survivors of the POW camps.
When the Second World War began, Aberdeen registrars faced ‘a situation without parallel’ in wedding surge
In the days after the confirmation that Britain was entering the battle against Hitler's forces, following the Nazi invasion of Poland on September 1, the news had a profound effect on many men in Aberdeen and the north east who were already in a romantic relationship.
The British public switched on their radio sets on the morning of September 3, 1939, with a mixture of weary resignation and the sense that, for many of them, life would never be the same again.