It is thought that upwards of 9,000 homeless in the UK are ex-Armed Forces, with over 1,000 in London alone.
These are people who made personal sacrifices to put on a uniform and serve their country, a country which has now abandoned them.
Welcome to the one and only Forces Reunited®, the largest British Armed Forces Community on the web with over a million members!
You are much more likely to find your friends on Forces Reunited than anywhere else, but Forces Reunited is much more than just a reunion site, with great free services such as our lively forums, military news, photo gallery and many other great sections, we have more features than you can shake the proverbial RSM's stick at!
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The main Friends Reunited site aimed to reunite people who had in common a school, university, address, workplace, sports club or armed service; the sister site Genes Reunited enabled members to pool their family trees and identify common ancestors; the Dating and Jobs sister sites linked members with similar attributes, interests and/or locations.
Friends Reunited branding was attached to CD collections of nostalgic popular music, and television programmes broadcast on the ITV network, which owned the site until August 2009.
The first and eponymous website was created by a husband and wife team in the classic back bedroom internet start-up; it was the first online social network to achieve prominence in Britain, and it weathered the dotcom bust.
Each site worked on the principle of user-generated content through which registered users were able to post information about themselves which could be searched by other users.
A book of members' stories was published in 2003 by Virgin Books, and a song about (and named after) the site was released by The Hussys in 2006.