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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: 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: 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...
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: 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: 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: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 @ 09:30
Ruralink will host its unique Rural Careers Insight Day on 19 May from 9.30am to 3.30pm. This online event will be packed full of inspirational talks including from ex-forces people who are now making their careers working outdoors in land-management and employers and professional bodies actively looking to recruit from this highly skilled and motivated talent pool.Attendees will gain a detailed insight into rewarding follow-on careers in food an...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 7 January 2020 @ 15:54
A new BBC 2 TV programme follows custombike builder, Titch Cormack, as he attempts to create an off-roader with adifference. The bike is for his customer Chris, a Parachute Regiment soldierwho recently had his right leg amputated.Chris wants to use the bike to cross theAlps between France and Italy off-road, a trip Titch will try and help to makehappen drawing on his 10 years of experience as a mobility expert in theSpecial Forces.​Titch sets abo...
Date Posted: Monday, 16 December 2019 @ 10:26
HMS Scott. Crown copyright.​ Royal Navy vessel HMS SCOTT has today arrived in the search area, to provide support to the Chilean military in their response to the loss of a C130 that went missing earlier in the week in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.British Forces’ South Atlantic Islands, based in the Falklands Islands, have provided assistance to the search effort working with regional neighbours. They have provided a UK military liaison...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 @ 13:34
South Yorkshire Police joined in the Invictus Games Trials celebrations on 25 July 2019 by signing the national Armed Forces Covenant.By signing the covenant, the force has pledged its commitment to supporting armed forces veterans, recognising the value they contribute and acknowledging that serving personnel and military families should be treated with fairness and respect.Moving forward, the force has pledged to: Support the employment of vete...
Date Posted: Monday, 9 December 2019 @ 15:50
Entrain Space - The UK's first residential program of enterprise training for veterans is now open and taking applications. Entrain Space is designed to meet the needs of veterans transitioning from the military. When serving in the Forces, the time and space needed to focus on a future civilian life is often at a premium. Entrain Space exists to provide exactly that – time and space to retrain, to start a career and to reconnect with ...