A service has been held today at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark the centenary of women serving in the military.
Over the years, there have been huge changes in the roles woman have had in the forces.
As Kevin Ashford reports, the Royal British Legion said today was a military milestone like no other.
Kevin spoke to Stacey Hodnett, former soldier and Bob Gamble from the Royal British Legion.
When war hero Major Thomas Leslie was admitted to a nursing home with no money and no family it was feared the only person to attend his funeral would be the matron who cared for him.
But when she contacted the Royal British Legion and told them about the 86 year old, members rallied the troops to ensure his last days weren't spent alone and that he received the send off he deserved. Today 120 people attended his funeral in Bournemouth.
Tom served 34 years in the army and was the youngest of nine siblings but when he died at a nursing home in Friars Cliff in Christchurch there were no friends and family to mourn his passing.
A Dorset businessman has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion.
For the past six years Stephen Allen has created a unique poppy themed coin, honouring those who have sacrificed their lives.
Last year's edition resulted in a donation to the charity of more than a £130,000.
Police in Sussex are searching for a man they suspect of stealing a poppy tin from a Goring store on Remembrance Sunday.
At 1.50pm on Sunday 9 November the man, described as in his early 40s, of medium build, 5'10", wearing a beige baseball cap, dark blue coat and dark trousers with black shoes, entered the Co-op Store in The Boulevard, Goring.
A British Legion poppy collection tin from the tills area. Police are asking anyone who knows the man to contact them.
The launch of this year's poppy appeal got off to a flying start in Berkshire with an Armed Forces Day at the Newbury Racecourse.
Ten thousand people enjoyed a unique combination of racing, remembrance and recruitment... as Richard Slee explains.
A Kent man has been arrested after allegedly putting a picture of a burning poppy on Facebook. Kent Police said the man, from Aylesham, was arrested on suspicion of malicious telecommunications and was last night in police custody awaiting interview by officers.
The arrest came after thousands of people wore poppies yesterday at services across the country to mark Remembrance Sunday.
The Royal British Legion will launch its annual Poppy Appeal later.
The charity is hoping to break last year's record of raising £40 million.
A special song written by Tim Rice will be unveiled later as part of the fundraising drive.