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Date Posted: Yesterday, 4:32pm
A new ID card for armed forces veterans, which will help them access specialist support and services, has started to be issued to service leavers.From today, any personnel who have left the military since December 2018 will automatically be given one of the new ID cards, which will allow them to maintain a tangible link to their career in the forces.The cards allow veterans to easily verify their service to the NHS, their local authority, and cha...
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:20pm
Very little is known about this topic despite the continued use of chemical agents (e.g in Syria, and Salisbury UK) so the findings will be relevant to all those who have been, or are at risk of, coming into contact with chemical agents, including military personnel, emergency services, and the general population.The new research is an update to an original study conducted by the University of Oxford. In the original study, researchers used histo...
Date Posted: Monday, 11 February 2019 @ 14:38
The Royal Navy’s state of the art Type 45 destroyer HMS DRAGON is visiting Karachi as part of a multinational task force to participate in Exercise AMAN organised by the Pakistan Navy.The visit also underlines the strong UK-Pakistan relationship on trade, sporting and cultural links between the two countries. HMS DRAGON is the fourth of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 Air Defence Destroyers and was launched on 7 November 2008.Earlier tod...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 @ 13:59
Prime Minister Theresa May said:"The UK is one of the founding members of NATO and I am very pleased that the Secretary General has asked us to host a meeting of NATO leaders this year to mark its 70th anniversary.""For 70 years NATO has been the cornerstone of our national security. But today’s challenges are very different from those we faced when the Alliance established its first headquarters in London.""The UK has played a central role...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 @ 15:02
First entering service in 1979, the fast jets have been used in operations across the world, most recently bombarding Daesh to push the terrorist group back through Syria and Iraq.Families and friends of the present-day squadron members were on hand to welcome them back to RAF Marham, Norfolk, on Tuesday afternoon.The weapons capabilities of the soon-to-retire Tornados are now being delivered by RAF Typhoon jets, which will continue to take a lea...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 @ 08:31
The Veterans’ Gateway, the first port of call for veterans’ support, has begun a new trial outreach service for those who have served in the armed forces.Supported by £108,000 of funding from the Ministry of Defence, the Veterans’ Gateway will now proactively call ex-service personnel who have been in contact to ask for support.Under the new initiative, the Gateway will identify the most vulnerable ex-service personnel who...
Date Posted: Monday, 14 January 2019 @ 16:26
Clore Social Leadership, togetherwith the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), and Cobseo are delighted to announcedetails of over 20 successful emerging leaders who will participate in thesecond Cobseo Emerging Leader Programme designed for the Armed Forces charitiessector and core funded by FiMT.The Cobseo Emerging LeaderProgramme is a 6-month leadership development journey aimed at emerging leadersworking in the Armed Forces charities sector. Designed...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 @ 13:31
Four soldiers from 32 Engineer Regiment have received operational medals for their role on Operation Catan in Somalia.The operation saw the Regiment train troops from the UN and the African Union Mission, known as Amisom, over a six-and-a-half-month tour.  It was the first time anyone from 32 Engineer Regiment had been deployed to the country.Soldiers have received an operational medal for their role on Op Catan.​One...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 @ 12:54
The oldest volunteer is 97-year-old Frank Tolley, who flew Lancaster bombers during the Second World War.When Ged King left the Tank Regiment, he struggled with the transition into life on civvy street. Eventually he trained up as a barber and opened his own successful barbers shop, but he still felt like something was missing.That's when he began to give out free haircuts to the homeless, and the Skullfades Foundation was born.“E...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 @ 13:53
Military service improves a jobseeker’s chances of finding work, a major report reveals today. Eight out of ten veterans from the army, navy and Royal Air Force returning to Civvy Street find employment - a figure higher than the national average. The report, titled Veterans Work: Moving On, surveyed 1,786 UK servicemen and women who had left the military in the past ten years.Contrary to stereotypes, employment among veteran...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 @ 13:26
With Christmas fast approaching the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to throw their support behind military personnel who will be spending the festive season away from their families. The royal couple will complete two engagements during the first week of December, including a Christmas party for families and children of personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham who are serving in Cyprus Kensington Palace said...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 @ 12:06
Decades earlier, they had served side by side in the South Atlantic as they helped liberate the Falkland Islands following the Argentinian invasion.But a chance encounter at a charity event to promote football in south Asia led to retired Shropshire RAF man Gary Rogan being reunited with Falklands War comrade Purna Limbu for the first time in more than 35 years.Gary, a retired flight lieutenant, spent Christmas in Nepal as part of a team from RAF...
Date Posted: Friday, 17 November 2017 @ 11:37
AdmiralSir Jonathon Band attended the Portsmouth remembrance parade, said “there hasnever been a more important time for the country to rally behind its military personnel”* Andhundreds of companies keep on signing the Armed Forces Covenant, a promise from the Nation that thosewho serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.OnThursday 23rd November, BFRS are hosting a Job & Careers Fair atthe Catterick Leisur...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 @ 13:56
Graeme came on our LifeWorks course after he was medically discharged from the Royal Navy. Last year he took on a #BeBraveWithMe challenge to raise funds to support Britain's Bravest, climbing the O2 with Major Heather Stanning and a number of other veterans who had been supported by RBLI.Now, he's taking on his next challenge and sailing his steam boat down the Thames from Oxford to Erith over a weekend. The challenge aims to raise awareness of ...
Date Posted: Friday, 21 July 2017 @ 09:54
A Nuneaton-based social enterprise is smoothing the way for business to benefit from the vast range of skills held by former military personnel.Last year more than 15,000 people left the armed forces - collectively making a huge array of skills and expertise newly-available to the job market.But for some ex-members of the forces, despite them being well-equipped to offer much to potential employers, the process of readjusting to civilian life aft...