On the 24th May 1921 the British Legion was formed by veterans of the Great War with a Royal Charter granted in 1925.
On the 23rd May 1944 the successful breakout from the Anzio beachhead area began. This later resulted in the capture of Rome.
On the 21st May 2009 19th Light Brigade’s Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) moved from Camp Bastion to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Price.
On this day in 1941 the invasion of Crete by German forces began – the first airborne invasion in military history and the only occasion airborne forces were used operationally by the German Army.
On the 19th May 1982 during the Falklands War a Sea King helicopter carrying Special Forces crashed killing 22.
On the 18th May 1912, the first automatic telephone exchange in Britain came into service at Epsom in Surrey, providing 350 subscribers with the ability to dial other numbers in the town directly.