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People and symbols

The Salvation Army has a history spanning over 150 years starting in the United Kingdom and is now operating all across the world. In our rich heritage there are a range of people, themes and symbols that have helped shaped our vision.


More information about influential figures in The Salvation Army's history



Themes and symbols in The Salvation Army



Read more about the Salvation Army's military link from WW1 to today.

Social Work

The Salvation Army is the largest provider of social care in the UK today, after the government.

Global Mission

The Salvation Army today is at work in 126 countries worldwide. Read about our world wide mission.


Not just a band on the streets and Christmas. Find out more about our the history and meaning of music to The Salvation Army.


Challenges and issues that The Salvation Army face.


Information about our uniform, flags and badges.