500,000 Members Join UK's Most Popular Networking Site for Armed Forces

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Forces Reunited, the leading social networking site for the Armed Forces, is celebrating reaching a fantastic 500,000 registered members.

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Forces Reunited, the leading social networking site for the Armed Forces, is celebrating reaching a fantastic 500,000 registered members.

Since its launch in 2001, http://www.ForcesReunited.org.uk has enabled past and present members of the British Armed Forces and their friends and families to network and reunite over the internet. Over the last nine years, around 4,000 reunions have been organised through Forces Reunited and the site’s founder and CEO, Dominic Hayhoe is thrilled with its popularity:

"To have this many members of the armed forces both past and present communicating through the site is fantastic. We work hard to keep the site constantly evolving and to celebrate reaching this tremendous milestone, over the next few weeks we are launching some exciting additional features such as real time chat functions to allow members to talk directly to one another."

The site already includes features such as live forums and military news and it also has links to affiliated resources such as Military Genealogy, Forces Careers, Forces Dating, Forces Discount and a Forces Shop.

Dominic believes the success of the site comes down to his own experience of the Armed Forces: "Forces Reunited was created for members of the Armed Forces, by members of the Armed Forces and I truly believe that this ethos has been a huge factor in the success of the site. As a former member of the Armed Forces, I have an insight into what the site should deliver to its members and this is why we are the leading online Forces community. The members we have today really feel that they’re part of a community and I want to continue expanding our offering, so we become an essential resource for the current and ex-British Armed Forces community everywhere."

For more information or to register with Forces Reunited, please visit http://www.forcesreunited.org.uk.

Editors Notes:
Forces Reunited was founded in 2001 by Army veteran Dominic Hayhoe, who served with the Army Catering Corps between 1986 and 1991.

Next month, Sky Real Lives will be reuniting two of the site’s members as part of the ‘Forces Reunited’ series presented by Fiona Phillips. The programmes will reconnect troops who have lost touch:

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