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Veterans charity chief honoured

May 15, 2012
London based Chief Executive of Veterans Aid, Dr Hugh Milroy, becomes an OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours in recognition of his outstanding work on behalf of homeless ex-Servicemen and women. Dr Milroy, a former RAF Wing Commander, has headed-up the 79-year-old charity since November 2005, and has transformed it…

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Veterans on the run!

May 15, 2012
London coppers are targeting veterans – but in the best possible way! A run organised by Metropolitan Police Sergeant Dave Johns and led by Waltham Forest Safer Transport Team in May raised more than £1,500 for Veterans Aid and is to be followed by an even more adventurous fund-raiser in…

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Veterans Aid joins VC to support The Guards Museum

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid fundraiser Col Geoffrey Cardozo and colleagues joined L/Cpl Johnson Beharry VC for dinner at The Guards Museum after a fascinating lecture about the history of the award. Victoria Cross expert David Callaghan showed slides of early recipients and explained how the medal had come into being. Afterwards the…

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United by outstanding service

May 15, 2012
London’s greenest cleaning company, Citrica, has adopted Veterans Aid as a charity that shares its vision of commitment to the community. MD Danny Buckley said,  “Citrica’s success is based on expertise and outstanding service delivery – just like Veterans Aid. The UK’s ‘community’ ‘includes around 5 million ex-servicemen and women.…

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Window on Veterans world for War and Psychiatry students

May 15, 2012
Guest lecturer Dr Hugh Milroy gave students of War and Psychiatry at King’s College London an insight into the problems affecting servicemen and women after discharge. Speaking at the Institute of Psychiatry he said, “It is poverty, not military service, that leads to homelessness – and it’s wrong to say…

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Veterans charity boss becomes Freeman

May 15, 2012
An honour dating back to the 13th century has been granted to the CEO of a post-modern charity for Veterans in crisis. Dr Hugh Milroy, former RAF officer and now at the helm of Veterans Aid, has become a Freeman of the City of London in a ceremony believed to…

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BFBS presents £10,000 ‘Big Salute’

May 15, 2012
Big Salute, the BFBS Annual Forces Fundraising Campaign has raised   £10,000 for Veterans Aid. A cheque was handed to the charity’s Communications Manager Glyn Strong on air by CEO Nick Pollard who warmly endorsed VA’s work. Glyn told listeners “It costs just over £5,000 a year to look after…

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Blues battle hits right note for Veterans in crisis

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid was the talk of The 100 Club when the New Brunswick Battle of the Blues was fought in the famous Oxford Street live music venue. The nationwide competition run by Tourism New Brunswick was aimed at selecting a band to appear at a Canadian blues festival later this…

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Act of kindness registers with homeless Veterans

May 15, 2012
A chance meeting between two busy rail commuters lead to a rewarding organisational partnership when the CEO of Veterans Aid and Head of Facilities at Land Registry got chatting. ‘I’m a shameless networker when it comes to spreading the word about that we do in the veterans community,” said ex-RAF…

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City bonus for Veterans charities

May 15, 2012
Henry VIII’s stunning Whitehall Banqueting Hall hosted 350 City guests last night (Thursday 3rd February) at a veterans’ charity fundraising event organised by serving and retired soldiers.The feast fit for a king was served to top Square Mile diners at tables hosted by senior military figures. Organiser Charles Sincock said…

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