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Homeless veterans re-enact Kipling’s verses

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid has turned the clock back to Crimean times to deliver a very modern message of hope. Using a small group of volunteers who had either faced, or experienced, crisis or homelessness the Charity filmed a reconstruction of Kipling’s darkly controversial poem, The Last of the Light Brigade. Called…

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Japanese Military Sociologist Professor Hitoshi Kawano Visits Charity

May 15, 2012
Dr Hugh Milroy and Prof Hitoshi Kawano A senior academic, Prof Hitoshi Kawano, from Japan’s National Defense Academy, which trains all Japanese military officers, recently visited Veterans Aid to help understand issues facing Veterans in Japan. Veterans Aid has further extended its international academic links to include Japan following a…

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How Veterans Aid can help the soldiers of misfortune

May 15, 2012
Many Armed Forces veterans find it difficult to reintegrate into society. Some end up homeless and without hope. For these men and women, the charity Veterans Aid is a life-saver. Glyn Strong visits its headquarters and hostel. Adrian Eddison-Stone, a former Coldstream Guardsman, is one of 57 ex-servicemen currently living…

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Noon gift paves way to brighter future for veterans

May 15, 2012
Sir Gulam Noon A £10,000 gift by businessman and philanthropist Sir Gulam Noon will help pave the way to recovery for ex-Servicemen in the care of Veterans Aid. Following a recent visit to the charity’s New Belvedere House hostel in Stepney, Sir Gulam praised VA for its ‘wonderful work’ among…

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Vintners champagne walk raises £60,000 for homeless Veterans

May 15, 2012
A group of formerly homeless ex-Servicemen from London enjoyed the champagne lifestyle in France for a day as part of a fundraising event that earned homelessness charity Veterans Aid £60,000. The money was raised by sponsored walkers from the The Worshipful Company of Vintners who faced steep slopes, sunshine and…

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Academic Role For Veterans’ Charity Chief

May 15, 2012
Veterans Aid CEO Dr Hugh Milroy has become a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. With effect from 1 July 2010 he will become the only head of a military charity to hold such a position. Read more at the King’s College…

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Dublin University date for Veteran’s charity boss

May 15, 2012
Veterans charity chief Dr Hugh Milroy will be sharing the stage with a distinguished academic colleague from the University of Georgia on 1 July to talk about Veteran homelessness and the factors underlying it. Chief Executive Officer of Veterans Aid (www.veterans-aid.net ) and a former Gulf War Veteran, Dr Milroy…

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Academic look at status of Veterans

May 15, 2012
CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy challenged students to ‘define a Veteran’ when he addressed members of the War Studies Department at London’s Kings College. His 60 minute guest lecture invited the students to reconsider assumptions about who Veterans are in modern day Britain. To illustrate the point he…

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Glittering Prizes at the inaugural FTSE Boxing Night

May 14, 2012
Image courtesy of http://www.defenceimagedatabase.mod.uk More than 300 City high fliers, senior military figures and VIP guests dug deep to raise cash for veteran’s charities at the inaugural FTSE Boxing Night. Donations are still being counted but the glittering event hosted at Whitehall’s historic Banqueting House has raised a significant amount…

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Catterick six open tab for VA

May 14, 2012
It’s a long way from Catterick to London – especially on foot – but a group of soldiers, mainly from the Royal Anglian Regiment, walked 230 miles from their Yorkshire base to Barnet TA Centre Centre, to raise money for Veterans Aid. Arriving footsore and weary, but in good spirits,…

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