About the association

Taking the salute

AJEX – The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women – has an amazing story to tell, that spans some eighty years.

Its membership includes over 4,000 individuals who served in the British Army, either during or after the Second World War.

In the 21st century, AJEX has a very important role, focusing on three main areas:

REMEMBRANCE for the sacrifices of the PAST
HELP for those in need in the PRESENT

Our Diary is always busy, remembering and honouring those that fell in service during and after the Second World War. Our own parade honours the Jewish service personnel, and takes place the Sunday after Remembrance Day, each and every November. to see photos from this event and more.

The Social and Welfare division offers grants to members and their families, who find themselves in difficulty, offering help with medical, housing and other essential everyday needs.

AJEX’s fascinating history is so often brought alive by our members and Education team, visiting schools nationwide to help deliver the curriculum on World War II, via varied education programmes.

The Jewish Military Museum (see link at the bottom of this page), founded and launched by AJEX, houses not only priceless memorabilia, but an extensive database with over 60,000 records of Jewish ex-servicemen and women who served in the British Armed Forces.

So, take a look around, and do stay in touch.

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