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Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 May 2021 @ 08:14
The death of a parent can impact a child in a number of ways and unmitigated can have the most damaging influence on future life chances. Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which was founded in 2010 by Army Widow Nikki Scott, provides a wide range of support and guidance to bereaved Forces children and young people.Commando Joe’s was founded by veteran, Mike Hamilton OBE in 2009, after years of serving with the Army. Mike and his elite team of...
Date Posted: Saturday, 10 April 2021 @ 12:40
His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away Friday morning at Windsor Castle.A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."The Prime Minister paid tribute to Prince Philip, saying the Duke of ...
Date Posted: Thursday, 8 April 2021 @ 15:32
The event, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been postponed twice due to COVID-19.The fifth Invictus Games, which will still be referred to as Invictus Games The Hague 2020, is set to start on 16 April 2022.It will take place over a week in the Dutch city and conclude on 22 April 2022.More than 500 participants from 20 countries are expected to take part in 10 adaptive sports events.Mart de Kruif, chairman of Invictu...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 6 April 2021 @ 10:44
To date, Building Heroes hasgraduated over 1,500 veterans and service leavers through theprogramme, offering post-course support into employment, self-employment orfurther training. To help with this transition, the charity works with nationaland local employers who are committed to supporting veterans into a newcareer.  Thecourses give learners a massive uplift in confidence and motivation, providingvaluable new skills t...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 31 March 2021 @ 15:51
New issues brought forward by climate change means the Armed Forces "need to adapt", the author of a new Ministry of Defence (MOD) report has told Forces News.The document, titled 'Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach', calls on the military to take a leading role in making change, including drastically cutting emissions and becoming a world leader in green defence.UK defence accounts for half of all the Government'...
Date Posted: Thursday, 25 February 2021 @ 10:13
The Veterans' Foundation was set up to help fund charities and other charitable organisations that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependants, who are in need. The Veterans' Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations, and has shown continued support for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, having awarded the charity with a number of grants dating back to 2017, and every...
Date Posted: Thursday, 11 February 2021 @ 08:58
A former homeless British Army veteran is walking 10km every day for the rest of lockdown to raise money for a charity that helped find him a home.Gareth Humphrey, from Northampton, was diagnosed with PTSD last year after suffering a mental breakdown and said he was "pretty much at rock bottom".The former gunner is now carrying 30kg on his daily 10km walk to raise funds to give back to the Armed Forces charity SSAFA and raise awareness of me...
Date Posted: Friday, 5 February 2021 @ 08:52
       Captain Susan Cloggie-Holden has taken charge of RFA Tiderace, becoming the first female commanding officer in the 116-year history of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).Twenty years after joining the RFA, Capt Cloggie-Holden entered her name in the log of the replenishment ship at Devonport Naval Base, formally taking over from her predecessor Captain Angus Bissell.Tiderace has spent the past six month...
Date Posted: Thursday, 28 January 2021 @ 08:53
Study Active are the latest big name education provider to announce that they have signed the “Armed Forces Covenant” thus pledging to acknowledge and understand those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces.The Armed Forces Covenant supports service personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families. The focus is to ensure that the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services as any...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 @ 10:43
The UK’s first fleet of uncrewed fighter aircraft is one step closer to becoming reality with the announcement of a £30m contract to design and manufacture a prototype.More than 100 jobs in Belfast will be supported by the three-year deal, the Ministry of Defence said.The aircraft, known as 'MOSQUITO', will be designed to fly alongside fighter jets at high speed, armed with missiles, surveillance and electroni...