Veterans Project

Keeping memory alive

The Veterans Project run by the National Muslim War Memorial Trust seeks to honour and keep alive the memory of Muslims who have served in Britain’s Armed Forces, by providing a platform where their stories can be heard.

We invite living veterans and the families of those who have served to submit their story for all to see.

Their stories

Colonel Mohammad Ghani

Colonel Mohammad Ghani is a centenarian who joined the British Indian Army in 1940. He was in a Punjab regiment and has sobering memories of 3.5 years spent in a Japanese prisoner of war camp where many died.

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Mohammed Isaac

Lord Sheikh’s uncle Mohammed Isaac was a sergeant major in The Kings African Rifles and saw action in Abyssinia during the second world war. 

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Khudadad Khan VC

Khudadad Khan VC was the first non-white person to be awarded the Victoria Cross in 1914 . He was a Muslim who came from Chakwal in present-day Pakistan.

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Noor Inayat Khan GC

In World War Two, Noor Inayat Khan GC was the first female wireless operator sent by Britain to assist the French resistance in 1943. She was tortured by the Germans but never gave up any secret information.

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Submit a story

We invite living veterans and the families of those who have served to submit their story for all to see. To do so please use the two buttons below to submit the words of your story and an accompanying photograph.

If you have recorded a video, please upload that onto a third-party platform such as YouTube and provide the link via the video link section. 

We accept files of the following types: .doc, .docx, .txt, .jpg, .png, and mp3.

By clicking “SEND”  I agree to the National Muslim War Memorial Trust publishing the content I provide on its website. I also consent to its representatives using the information I provide to contact me about their campaigns and opportunities to get involved. For more information see our Privacy Policy

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Muslims were a significant part of the British Armed Forces during both World Wars and played a pivotal role in shaping the country’s history, but their heroic contribution has been undervalued.

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Lord Sheikh

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