Holocaust survivors and Limmud founder recognised in New Year's honours list

By Josh Jackman and Naomi Firsht, December 30, 2015

Holocaust survivors turned educators, a founder of Limmud and a former chairman of Ajex have all been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

Clive Lawton was made an OBE for his services to the Jewish community, “particularly through Limmud UK.”


French veterans are moved by UK solidarity

By Naomi Firsht, November 19, 2015

Less than 48 hours after the Paris terror attacks, a French contingent of Jewish war veterans received a warm welcome in Whitehall as they joined the annual parade of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women.

Among the visiting group was Parisian Jacob Cohen, 89, who said he had been moved by the "huge amount of support" from marchers and those watching the parade.


Hundreds of ex-servicemen and women come together for Ajex annual parade

By Naomi Firsht, November 15, 2015

Around one thousand Jewish army veterans and their supporters marched down Whitehall today for the annual parade of the Association of Jewish Ex-servicemen and women.

Ajex vice-president and parade marshall Ron Shelley said there were higher numbers than anticipated, as he had feared people would drop out due to security concerns after the terror attacks in Paris on Friday.


The numbers are up for Ajex's big parade

By Naomi Firsht, November 12, 2015

The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women's annual parade will be commanded by a Jewish serving officer, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Soskin of the Grenadier Guards, for the first time in recent history.


Sharing VE Day stories in London and Leeds

By Jay Grenby, May 18, 2015

Harrow's Mosaic Reform community marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day with a themed Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Kathleen de Magtige-Middleton.


Hundreds of ex-servicemen and woman march at Ajex parade

By Josh Jackman, November 16, 2014

Hailing from London to the Tyne, Cardiff to France, dozens of branches and hundreds of Jewish ex-servicemen and women marched past the Cenotaph on Sunday at the 80th annual Ajex remembrance parade.

After 10 wreaths were laid alongside two poppy posies, the participants and the watching crowd joined together in rousing renditions of Adon Olam and God Save The Queen.


Prince salutes heroes as youngsters join up with veterans at Ajex parade

By Rosa Doherty, November 21, 2013

For the first time in seven years, there was a royal presence at the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women parade, as Prince Michael of Kent laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in memory of fallen Jewish soldiers in two world wars.


Our duty to honour the fallen

November 8, 2013

In the week before the annual Whitehall parade, we are proud to highlight the work of Ajex. With every passing year, there are fewer servicemen and women left with us from the Second World War. If anything, that means that the parade becomes more important and more relevant.


Remember our fallen and fight for our future, say Jewish ex-servicemen and women

By Sandy Rashty, November 8, 2013

Most people know of Ajex —the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women — as the people who parade down Whitehall every November to commemorate fallen comrades.


Overlooked VC hero will be honoured after all

By Sandy Rashty, September 4, 2013

The government has said that it is investigating ways to honour foreign soldiers who won the Victoria Cross while serving in the British armed forces during the First World War.

The move comes in response to protests against plans to honour only British-born VC heroes.