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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) (Biographical details)

Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) (institution/organisation; British; 1921)

Also known as

Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes; NAAFI


Created by the British government in 1921 to manage recreational services for the British Armed Forces.