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World Veterans Federation welcomes Veterans Aid

July 1, 2019
Veterans Aid has been admitted to membership of the World Veterans Federation, an association of 172 veterans’ organisations from 121 countries that represents around 45 million veterans worldwide. An international non-profit, non-governmental organisation, the WVF was established in Paris in 1950 by founding members from Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,…

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Birthday honour for Veterans Aid volunteer

June 12, 2019
Veterans Aid volunteer and former Coldstream Guards musician Darren Hardy has been awarded a Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) in The Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) recognises long term service in the Armed Forces of non commissioned ranks and is presented to those who have displayed irreproachable conduct…

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Beating Retreat 2019

June 4, 2019
Thousands of spectators saw a film showcasing the transformational work of Veterans Aid when it was screened at The Household Division’s annual Beating Retreat. This year’s spectacular evening pageant of music, military precision drill, horses, cannon and fireworks was themed Icons of a Nation.  CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said:…

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The Gym Group donates fitness equipment to Veterans Aid

May 8, 2019
State of the art professional gym equipment, donated by The Gym Group, is giving ex-servicemen living at VA’s newly refurbished residential facility a head start in the fitness stakes. The £8.2m transformation of New Belvedere House incorporated provision of a bespoke gymnasium to provide formerly homeless veterans living there a chance…

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Lake Baikal challenge puts VA on the map

April 24, 2019
Two renowned explorers who walked and skied hundreds of kilometres to break records and support an ex-service charity returned home in triumph after flying the flag for Veterans Aid in the icy heart of Eastern Russia. Mike Laird’s sledge with VA flag on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal. No…

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Getting Sorted Out in East London

March 12, 2019
Vulnerability and Resilience of Homeless Ex-Servicemen Authors: Stephanie E. Armes, James R. Muruthi, William H. Milroy, Jay A. Mancini An academic paper co-authored by Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy details the outcome of interviews with homeless ex-servicemen to explore their experiences of stress and resilience. The paper was published…

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Taiwanese honour for Veterans Aid

March 5, 2019
Certificate of Appreciation Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Deputy Minister Wen-Chung Lee of the Veterans Affairs Council R.O.C. in recognition of his commitment to improving mutual understanding of veterans’ affairs. The ceremony was held at the Taipei Representative Office in the…

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Prestige photography exhibition puts focus on Veterans Aid

February 7, 2019
Veterans Aid has been selected as the 2019 beneficiary of 24Photography’s 16th Anniversary auction of prestigious prints. The sale will take place on Tuesday 5th March at The In & Out Naval and Military Club after the photographs have been exhibited publicly for 24 days – from Sunday, 24th February –…

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Police officers praise VA’s work

January 24, 2019
Two young police officers who spent time with Veterans Aid have praised the charity for its commitment and effectiveness. Both are on the Police Now national programme, a scheme to train outstanding graduates to become police officers. Its mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence…

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Report illustrates value of VA’s work

January 7, 2019
Veterans Aid interventions to tackle homelessness have been shown to generate significant benefits – both for beneficiaries of support and for wider society. Key findings A new report from the charity Pro Bono Economics (PBE) – prepared on behalf of Veterans Aid – shows that 88% of 166 homeless veterans…

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