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British Soldier Deportation – Latest Update

July 24, 2012
Tuesday, 24th July. Three days after Fijian-born L/Cpl Isimeli ( ‘Bale’)  Baleawai’s story hit the streets – the letters, cheques and phone calls keep on coming. Kim, Bale and their two children are just one of the many families  being helped by Veterans Aid  because of Citizenship and Leave to…

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British Soldier Deportation – Petition

July 22, 2012
The link to the Petition is here. The full story is here Petition Background (Preamble): Isimeli Baleiwai known as ‘Bale’ to his friends is facing deportation from the UK after serving 13 years with the British Armed Forces. Bale is a foreign and commonwealth soldier from Fiji who was recruited…

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British Soldier To Be Deported

July 22, 2012
THIRTEEN years service, five operational tours, four medals – and a fifth offered alongside news from the Home Office that he has to leave the UK. Bale and Kim Baleiwai came to the charity Veterans Aid in despair – and help to bring their plight to public attention. The Sunday…

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RAF Benevolent Fund Donates £17,500 to Veterans Aid

July 13, 2012
Director of Welfare Paul Hughesdon presents a cheque for £17,500 from the RAF Benevolent Fund to CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy. The money will be used to fund the ongoing work of the 80 year old charity. Dr Milroy, a former RAF officer, said, “It means a great…

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Veterans Voices

July 10, 2012
John Bryant John was just a young man when he joined the Army and yet he has seen service on the frontline in Afghanistan and been under fire. Veterans Aid is helping him adjust to civilian life. Stan Constable Stan Constable was one of the few who stayed behind…

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The Journey

July 9, 2012
We have a page on this website called Voices – but they aren’t ‘management’ voices! They are the words of individuals who speak for themselves. Our latest film features three of them and is called The Journey; you can find it on our official You Tube Channel  or on our…

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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

July 5, 2012
  Some interesting research published this month in “The  Street to Home Report” and Professor Ian Palmer’s paper profiling “The First 150 Ex-Service Personnel Seen By MAP” (Published in The Psychiatrist – TBC). Ian, in addition to being Head of the Medical Assessment Programme for UK Veterans, is VA’s honorary Psychiatric…

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Former homeless Veteran meets Her Majesty The Queen

June 19, 2012
  Former soldier Sean Staines came to Veterans Aid for help when he found his life falling apart – he was not in good shape. Today he lives in the charity’s New Belvedere House hostel where he is rediscovering his love of art. A few days ago he was invited…

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Jon Fullan Wins Award

May 18, 2012
Veterans Aid worker Jon Fullan received his Adult Learners Week Award at the Museum of London today (Thursday, 17 May 2012)

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Ollie Across America

May 15, 2012
Oliver Tillard’s 3,058 mile cycle ride across North America has raised nearly £3,000 for Veterans Aid and the money is still rolling in! ‘Ollie’ flew to San Diego in early January and crossed eight States to arrive in Jacksonville, Florida. Sponsorship on his Just Giving site crept up steadily as…

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