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RBS remembers 1914-1918

RBS remembers

1,582 members of our staff were killed in the First World War. Each one of them is commemorated on this site.

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Royal Air Force pay slip issued by Holt & Co in the RAF's first month, April 1918

Pay agents were keen to establish links with the newly formed Royal Air Force.

The securities office at Holt & Co, undated

Some banks specialised in serving customers in the army, navy or air force.

Temporary branch set up by National Provincial Bank of England to serve customers at army camps, 1914

Banks offered special services to meet the needs of customers in uniform.


Banking in wartime

In all their long history, Britain’s banks had never experienced circumstances like those of the First World War.

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Our people

Whether they went away to fight or stayed behind to keep the banks running, life was transformed for all our staff.

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Aftermath and legacy

In all sorts of ways, the First World War shaped the world we still live in today. 


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Our fallen

1,582 members of our staff lost their lives during the First World War. 


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Part of a global commemoration led in the UK by the Imperial War Museums

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