WW2 land, sea and air forces of the Allied Nations planning, training and operating together as a unified force on amphibious raids and landings against the enemy.

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 Hundreds of thousands of visits each year to 200  web pages & 3000 photos.  News & information at the bottom of this and every web page.

You can show your appreciation for those who served the Allied cause in WW2, by 'liking' the Combined Ops Facebook page.



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Applying for Membership

1) Electronically. If you are the person applying and paying, please click on the "Donate" button. Your details will be taken during the secure payment process.

If someone else is paying, please send your name and address by e-mail before the payment is made so that I can associate the electronic payment with your name when it comes through.

The membership subscription is 10.00 by debit card, credit card or Paypal (over 100 currencies). You don't need a Paypal account to pay electronically.

2) By Post. Just send a blank e-mail (icon opposite) and you will receive an application form by e-mail attachment with instructions.

Whichever method you use, on receipt of your application and payment, your membership certificate will be sent to you by e-mail attachment. Your subscription will be accounted for on our accounts page and your membership details (membership number, name and country) on our list of members. If you would like more information or advice, please contact us. Thank you for supporting the website and memorial through membership.

Except during holiday periods your application should normally be processed within a few days of receipt.

About Membership

You can become a member in one of two ways - by contributing article(s) to the website or by taking out an annual membership. Both forms of assistance are very welcome - the former ensures that the website content grows and improves and the latter pays the bills.

Membership through an annual subscription of 10.00 is available to everyone. One-off donations to the Memorial Maintenance and Development Fund from those who have benefited from site content, notice boards messages and individual advice or information, are also very welcome.

Members will;

  •  receive a personalised and numbered certificate (as above) bearing an image of a Combined Operations Insignia which saw active service off Normandy,

  •  be given priority in dealing with requests for information or advice,

  •  be given priority in dealing with requests to post messages to the website notice boards,

  •  be given priority in dealing with requests to post veterans 'bios' to the Roll of Honour and They Also Served web pages.

  •  receive occasional newsletters.

Membership is enduring but if you wish to support the website and memorial by renewing membership at any time, please go through one of the procedures described above.

News & Information

Memorial Maintenance

We have a small band of volunteers who take turns to visit the memorial each month, particularly during the growing season, to undertake routine maintenance such as weeding keeping the stones and slabs clear of bird dropping, lichen etc. and reporting on any issues. If you live near the National Memorial Arboretum and would like to find out more, please contact us.

Remember a Veteran

You can pay a personal tribute to veterans who served in, or alongside, the Combined Operations Command in WW2 by adding their details and optional photo to our Roll of Honour and They Also Served pages on this website.

Read the Combined Operations prayer.

Events and Places to Visit

To organisers: Reach the people who will be interested to know about your Combined Operations or war related event by adding it to our  webpage free of charge.

To everyone else: Visit our webpage for information on events and places to visit. If you know of an event or place of interest, that is not listed, please let us know.

To notify an event or place of interest, click here.

To visit the webpage click here.


Why not join the thousands who visit our Facebook page (click on icon above) about the Combined Operations Command in appreciation of our WW2 veterans.

See the 'slide shows' of the dedication ceremony and the construction of the memorial plus the 'On this day in 194?' feature where major Combined Ops events are highlighted on their anniversary dates with links to additional information.

You are welcome to add information, photos and comment or reply to messages posted by others.

Find Books of Interest 

Search for Books direct from our Books page. Don't have the name of a book in mind? Just type in a keyword to get a list of possibilities... and if you want to purchase you can do so on line through the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE). 5% commission goes into the memorial fund.

WW2 Combined Operations Handbook

This handbook was prepared for Combined Operations in the Far East. It illustrates the depth and complexity of the planning process necessary to ensure that the 3 services worked together as a unified force.


The Gazelle Helicopter Squadron Display Team

The Gazelle Squadron is a unique team of ex-British Military Gazelle helicopters in their original military colours and with their original military registrations. The core team includes four Gazelles, one from each service; The Royal Navy, The Royal Marines, The Army Air Corps and The Royal Air Force. A fifth Gazelle in Royal Marines colours will provide intimate support for the team. Their crest includes the Combined Operations badge. The last, and possibly, only time the badge was seen on an aircraft was in the early mid 40s. A photo of the Hurricane concerned is included in the 516 Squadron webpage.

New to Combined Ops?

Visit Combined Operations Explained for an easy introduction to the subject.


About Us?

Background to the website and memorial project, and a look to the future; plus other small print stuff and website accounts etc. Click here for information.


Legasee Film Archive

As part of an exciting social history project, the film company Legasee has recorded interviews with veterans from any conflicts. These  films are now available on line. www.legasee.org.uk


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