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Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier appointed as Trustee

October 31, 2019
Veterans Aid welcomes Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier as a new Trustee to our dedicated board. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier retired from the Royal Air Force in July 2019 after 39 years of service, culminating in his final 3 years, when he was Chief of the Air Staff.…

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RAFBF grant to support RAF veterans in crisis

October 4, 2019
This summer, Veterans Aid received a grant of £15,000 from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) in support of veterans who have served in the Royal Air Force (RAF). It will help fund a range of interventions to prevent homelessness and support individuals towards leading sustainable and independent lives. The…

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Racing across the Atacama Desert in support of Veterans Aid

September 24, 2019
On 29 September veteran Michelle will take on RacingThePlanet ultramarathon, Atacama Crossing, in support of Veterans Aid. She is partaking with her husband, Nathan.  Michelle said: ‘They are an amazing charity who assist veterans in crisis, regardless of time served. The reason we chose these guys is because simply, they…

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Walking the Camino for Veterans Aid

August 28, 2019
Two women veterans – Karrina and Stephanie – are taking a step back from their busy jobs in Afghanistan to walk the centuries-old Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in support of Veterans Aid, the charity they both admire. ‘We are choosing to support VA because they deal directly with those…

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Veterans Aid announces partnership with Amazon

July 29, 2019
Veterans Aid has something big to smile about, thanks to the launch of a unique partnership with online retail giant, Amazon. It is a relationship that focuses on awareness initiatives, recruitment, fundraising, food redistribution and donations and it is launched today (Tuesday, 30th July, 2019). Amazon customers can support the…

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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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