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Date Posted: Thursday, 21 January 2021 @ 12:54
Ena Collymore-Woodstock is an extraordinary woman who, at the impressive age of 103, is the oldest surviving female veteran of the British Army.  Born in Jamaica, in 1917, the Second World War veteran, who went on to have an incredibly successful career in law, has inspired many generations of women to do what those around them considered at the time to be ‘men’s jobs’ such as a soldier or lawyer. Three of her four gra...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 19 January 2021 @ 08:56
The British Army is establishing 80 new COVID-19 vaccination centres across Scotland.Ninety-eight soldiers from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and Royal Army Medical Corps are being organised into 11 Vaccination Centre Setup Teams to support NHS Scotland over the next 28 days.Scottish Secretary Alister Jack told Forces News he was "absolutely delighted" with the news."The vaccination is people's salvation and the rol...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 13 January 2021 @ 09:17
Scotty’sLittle Soldiers, the charity for bereaved Forces children and young people, hasstarted 2021 by welcoming Lorna Vyse to the team, and she has lots of plans tostrengthen the support the charity already provides to children and youngpeople who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the ArmedForces.Scotty’sLittle Soldiers was founded in 2010 by war widow Nikki Scott, a year after herhusband, Corporal Lee Scott, was k...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 @ 08:40
The British military is engaged in a battle against coronavirus which has been confirmed as the biggest ever homeland military operation in peacetime.Armed Forces personnel are rolling out a COVID-19 mass vaccination programme, together with the NHS.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said he expects members of the military will be "doing injections" by February.There are currently 21 Vaccination Quick Reaction Force teams on s...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 4 November 2020 @ 11:05
St. James’s Place are delighted to announce that they have launched a new Military Network to support the Armed Forces community and help those who are leaving, or have left the military, and their families transition into a career in financial services.We are equally delighted to reveal that in October SJP signed the Armed Forces Covenant. This shows our commitment to support the Armed Forces community and ensure they are not disadvan...
Date Posted: Thursday, 15 October 2020 @ 08:02
The new Veterans Railcard, which is for anyone who has served at least one day in the UK Armed Forces or Merchant Marines who have seen duty on legally defined military operations, will save veterans 1/3 off most rail fares to help reconnect them to loved ones and connect them to new training and work opportunities.This new Railcard will help an extra 830,000 people benefit from discounted rail travel. It is just one of a number of measures being...
Date Posted: Friday, 18 September 2020 @ 08:23
New fund to improve life on base for ourserving personnel and serving familiesGrants of up to £20,000 are available for Armed Forcesbases and stations for projects that will develop better spaces for recreation,leisure or for our serving personnel to relax in while off duty, through thelaunch of the NAAFI Fund. The NAAFI Fund, launched today, will fund projects thatenhance welfare and improve quality of life for serving personnel and servin...
Date Posted: Monday, 14 September 2020 @ 15:09
   With various social restrictions still in place acrossthe county, the Trust were keen to support engaging and enjoyable projects thatsought to overcome the current challenges we are all facing and deliveractivities that bring people together in a safe way.Life in lockdown:Each of the projects supported had to show theiractivities could take place safely during any ongoing social restrictions. Thishas led to a great mix of distance le...
Date Posted: Thursday, 6 August 2020 @ 13:54
The University of Sunderland is one of 127 new organisations to be judged the most supportive organisations for Britain’s armed forces, in this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards. We are now one of 353 organisations, including nine universities, to have met the required gold standard.Launched in 2014, the Employer Recognition Scheme recognises employer support for the wider principles of the Defence Armed Forces Covenant a...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 23 June 2020 @ 11:44
“Mental healthis equally as important as physical health” is the view of fitness educationprovider Study Active’s Managing Director James Luscombe. With this philosophyin mind, Study Active, who are an established provider of ELCAS funded Health& Fitness qualifications, are now proactively encouraging MoD personnel tostudy for their Level 2 Mental Health Awareness qualification - and betterstill, the course can be funded by ...