Some memories are worth preserving

The website oldoppos.co.uk was set up to help men and women who had served in the armed forces to get back in touch with old comrades. Sadly it didn't survive long, and the company that ran it went out of business in 2012.

Fragments of their website were preserved however. We have trawled through them and have recovered hundreds of personal messages - some humourous, some sad, some mundane, but all intensely human. We have re-published these because we feel that it is vital that we, and future generations, can re-connect with those who have gone before us.

Unfortunately we were unable to retrieve contact details of any of the men and women that left these messages and so we cannot help anyone to trace them. If you recognise any of them though, and would like us to add a message of your own to theirs, do get in touch.

We have also managed to recover a number of photographs that were uploaded by these contributors. Again we have been unable to match photos to individuals so if you recognise any of them we would love to hear from you.