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British Transport Police students support VA

Members of British Transport Police Intake 54 used the occasion of their Passing Out Parade to present a cheque for £372 to Veterans Aid. The 25 men and women who had just completed an arduous five-month training course to become British Transport Police Constables welcomed VA Development Officer Delia Holdom…

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Para’s latest challenge is celebration of success.

“I was 10 years old and the Falklands War was on – it was in the papers every day, reports about the Marines and the Parachute Regiment, and I thought ‘That’s what I want to do when I get older’. And that’s exactly what Barry did. It was his dream…

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BFBS Big Salute grant for Veterans Aid

Veterans Aid is proud to have once again had its work acknowledged by the  BFBS Big Salute, the annual campaign that raises vital funds for armed forces charities. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy said, “As ever we are delighted to be receiving this vital funding from BFBS whose support in bringing our…

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‘Royal’ cake brings cheer to veterans

13th December 2017 Residents at New Belvedere House (NBH) tasted a little bit of history this year when the Chelsea Pensioners who reside at the Royal Hospital Chelsea made their annual festive visit. Instead of the usual Christmas cake they came bearing slices of a towering confection created by patisserie chefs and students…

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Army bake-off entries bring cheer to veterans

13th December 2017 Christmas came early to Veterans Aid when Army chefs from Windsor made a surprise delivery of nine superbly decorated festive cakes. The competition entry goodies were delivered to VA’s new premises on December 12th but later transported to New Belvedere House to bring cheer to those residents who…

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New home for Veterans Aid

Veterans Aid is better known for finding homes for veterans than seeking accommodation for itself, but on 11th December, after 12 years in Buckingham Palace Road, the charity is relocating. Its new Head Office/Operations Centre will be at 27 Victoria Square, SW1W 0RB, just yards away from its old premises.…

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Veterans Aid builds on international links

Just weeks after welcoming the Canadian Veterans Ombudsman to its Central London Operations Centre, Veterans Aid hosted three Taiwanese visitors and a Hungarian student, confirming its position as an organisation at the heart of veterans affairs internationally. Veterans Affairs Council R.O.C. Chief Col (Retd) Felix Wang, Secretary General Dr Jian-Ren…

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College partnership puts veterans on path to further education

Two organisations dedicated to opening doors for people trying to start a new life have reaffirmed their partnership.
 Veterans Aid and Ruskin College are committed to providing opportunities for men and women who need a second chance. Both are registered charities with a proven track record in making dreams come true.…

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Veterans Aid welcomes Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman

On October 11th two men with a shared commitment to veterans’ wellbeing renewed an acquaintance that began with a trip to Canada in 2010 by Dr Hugh Milroy, CEO of Veterans Aid. Dr. Milroy and Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent met first when the former briefed members of Veterans Affairs…

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Working together to tackle homelessness

26th October 2017 Veterans Aid representatives made their mark at the Reducing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping symposium (25.10.17) which explored ways in which organisations could work in partnership to support vulnerable people. The Public Policy Exchange event was held at London’s Strand Palace Hotel and included more than 80 stakeholders…

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