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Chief Executive briefs HM the Queen on the work of VA

May 11, 2012
On Tuesday 7th July, VA’s Chief Executive Dr Hugh Milroy, and his wife, Lorraine, attended the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. While the day itself will be memorable for the torrential rain that interrupted the event, it was also a very memorable day for VA. Hugh and his wife…

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CEO Dines with the Army

May 11, 2012
The CEO, Dr Hugh Milroy, was a guest of the RLC London District Food Services at a Dinner held at Woolwich Officers’ Mess. Principal guest was famous chef, Jamie Oliver. The meal was prepared by young chefs from Jamie’s “15” project and newly trained RLC chefs. Uniquely, one of the…

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Veterans Aid: still helping homeless ex-servicemen

May 11, 2012
Veterans Aid: still helping homeless ex-servicemen by Melissa van der Klugt It is only when darkness falls on the streets of London that the plight of many veterans of the Armed Forces becomes fully apparent. More than 1,000 of them are homeless. Until a couple of months ago Ray (not…

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Relaxation treatment ends stress

May 11, 2012
a patient receives treatment from a Ki London Master Ground-breaking initiatives introduced for clients include a traditional Korean relaxation treatment already used by the police and fire services for their staff. Ki London’s specially trained masters visit the hostel to relieve clients of stress and physical pains. Using a system…

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Experts warn of increase in women soldiers facing homelessness

May 11, 2011
Experts are warning of an alarming increase in the number of women soldiers who face homelessness. Image courtesy of defenceimages.mod.org Less than six months ago it was almost unheard of for a female soldier to end up on the streets. Now Veterans Aid charity says it is getting one case…

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Catterick six open tab for VA

March 7, 2010
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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Belgravia Traders Association (BTA) Summer Party

August 11, 2009
VA was lucky enough to be chosen as the charity being supported by this year’s Belgravia Traders Association (BTA), Elizabeth Street Fair. It was an amazing success with 3000 people attending. Col Geoffrey Cardozo, the man responsible for fundraising at VA said, “The support and generosity that we were shown…

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