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September 30, 2016
The 2016 BFBS Big Salute on-air and online auction will be broadcast worldwide across Forces Radio, BFBS on Friday 7th October. With more than 100 auction items up for grabs, you can bid on luxury hotel stays, sporting and music memorabilia, thrilling experience days, and unique meet and greet moments…

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VA hosts first employment forum

September 19, 2016
Frontline charity Veterans Aid hosted its first briefing for employers at the Army and Navy Club where an audience representing 15 organisations learned about how they could contribute to its uniquely successful Welfare to Wellbeing© programme. CEO of Veterans Aid Dr Hugh Milroy said, “We are committed to providing sustainable…

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Twenty-seven steps that saved a life

September 1, 2016
Chris remembers very little about being brought to Veterans Aid by his son. He was, at that stage, drinking himself insensible. The former Coldstream Guards Lance Sergeant had acquired a whiskey habit that inured him to most things beyond the need for his next shot. “Where would I be now…

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PTSD and driving – warning.

August 30, 2016
Veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) should be aware of their obligation to tell DVLC about their condition when applying for a licence. Downloadable forms are available online and can be accessed HERE. For Car or Motorcycle licence: Fill in form M1 and send it to DVLA. The…

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Veterans Aid Chief Receives Honorary Doctorate

August 3, 2016
3rd August 2016: Veterans Aid’s chief has received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the university where he gained his PhD. Dr Hugh Milroy, CEO of the London-based frontline charity, received the award at the University of East Anglia, in recognition of his significant contribution to the understanding of international…

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Seventy five years apart – but similar stories

July 27, 2016
Veterans Aid, initially known as the Embankment Fellowship Centre, was born in the aftermath of the First World War. Although not established for 14 years after hostilities ceased, the charity, from its inception, dealt with the conflict’s legacy. Today, the charity continues to provide immediate practical support to all ex-servicemen…

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Tom is taking on the Vitality British London Run for VA

June 30, 2016
Thomas Brown is to take on the Vitality British 10k London Run for Veterans Aid on Sunday, 10th July 2016. The Vitality Run is described as the world’s greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capital’s historic landmarks, including the London Eye, Big…

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Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners turn out for Veterans Aid

June 21, 2016
Fifteen In-Pensioners from The Royal Hospital Chelsea, working in relays, spent a day at Victoria Station collecting for Veterans Aid. With their scarlet coats and VA’s blue buckets they made an arresting sight on a gray, wet London as commuters surged through the busy concourse. CEO of Veterans Aid Dr…

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Veterans Aid Completes First Stage of Hostel Refurbishment with Bloomberg’s Support

June 16, 2016
More than 750 Bloomberg volunteers donated over 3,800 hours to transform a facility for homeless veterans. Veterans Aid today announced the completion of its Old Rectory transformation, part of the charity’s New Belvedere House hostel refurbishment project.  The renovation of the 12-bedroom facility was completed with the support of Bloomberg volunteers,…

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VA’s CEO to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law

June 9, 2016
9th June 2016: A host of notable East Anglia locals and UEA alumni, including international rugby union referee Wayne Barnes and Love Actually producer Debra Hayward, will be named honorary graduates at The University of East Anglia in July. Veterans Aid’s CEO Dr Hugh Milroy will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law.…

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