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Man in wheelchair, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Greater London

Man in wheelchair, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Greater London
Photograph taken 1950s © Historic England Archive Archive ref: AA076601

A man in a wheelchair is pushed up a ramp into the back of a waiting van run by The Not Forgotten Association, a charity for disabled army veterans, in front of the railings of Buckingham Palace. According to their website "On 12th August 1920 Miss Cunningham (a famous singer) established The “NOT FORGOTTEN” Association with the object of providing entertainment and recreation for the hopelessly 'war crippled' to alleviate the tedium of their lives and give them something to which they could look forward. By 1927 some 85,000 people had been entertained outside the hospitals. In 1926 the Association officially defined its task as being ‘to provide comfort, cheer and entertainment for the wounded ex-servicemen still in hospital as a result of the Great War’. As the years went on the Association has adapted to meet changing needs and extended its activities to include those wounded in more recent conflicts."