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Support Woolly Hat Day and Help Veterans in Crisis!

January 27, 2016
Woolly Hat Day – Wear a hat, make a donation and help to change someone’s life. Woolly Hat Day is back on Friday 29 January 2016 for its sixth year – and it’s bigger and better than ever! So put on your hat and help homeless people. Why Woolly Hat Day? Whether you’re looking…

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Why some veterans lie about military service

January 19, 2016
An academic paper sheds new light on the reasons why some individuals embellish the truth about their military service. Professor Edgar Jones and Dr Hugh Milroy tackle what has become a controversial issue in “Stolen trauma: why some veterans elaborate their psychological experience of military service” – published (14/01/16) in Defense…

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Veterans and prison – another myth

January 5, 2016
Tracking has confirmed that the number of UK veterans in prison remains small. Just one year after the independent review into former service personnel in the Criminal Justice System, by Stephen Phillips QC, MPs have been assured that allegations of over-representation are unfounded. In a recent progress update, Minister of State…

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Herefordshire man tackles toughest footrace for VA

January 4, 2016
Finance expert Ross Whelan is trading up from figures to foot-racing in April 2016 to raise funds for Veterans Aid. He’s taking on the legendary ‘Marathon des Sables’ for the charity that has inspired him and is already in training for what has been described as “the toughest footrace on…

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Christmas comes early to Veterans Aid hostel

December 10, 2015
Christmas came early to New Belvedere House this year with the delivery of 50 gift-wrapped packages for residents. No Santa and no sleigh, but a minibus from RAF Halton where a joint effort between airmen and the station’s local Tesco Extra at Broadfield Retail Park raised enough to bring additional…

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Will you support VA Festive Kit campaign?

December 1, 2015
Veterans Aid has always provided new kit to ex-servicemen and women who need it – not just at Christmas, but whenever and wherever they need it. We’re launching this year’s fund on Giving Tuesday and it will stay open until the New Year. Some of the men and women who arrive…

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Mayor announces £1.7m donation to Veterans Aid

November 16, 2015
London Mayor Boris Johnson is to donate £1.7m  to Veterans Aid in recognition of the outstanding support that it offers to veterans in crisis. CEO Dr Hugh Milroy, who welcomed the announcement, said, “We are delighted to receive this funding which couldn’t have come at a better time. The refurbishment and upgrade…

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Despatches from Rwanda – Recollections

November 9, 2015
After re-creating a run completed by a team of Paras at the height of their fitness, Veterans Aid supporter Jon Cowell reflects on his ‘lone’ run, 21 years later,  and pays tribute to his outstanding team. Together they enabled the former soldier to achieve the incredible feat of running over…

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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day on BFBS Radio & BFBS Radio 2

November 8, 2015
To mark Remembrance Sunday, BFBS Radio’s Access All Areas show, from 10am (UK), will have live inserts from the wreath-laying ceremony at Blackpool’s Cenotaph. Later that day, Patrick Eade presents Forces Life from 1pm, featuring a 30-minute Remembrance Day special. The packed programme includes interviews with members of 2nd Battalion,…

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Armistice concert will support Veterans Aid

October 14, 2015
An armistice concert, in support of Veterans Aid, is to take place in the Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, on Monday, 9th November 2015. It is the second musical event organised in aid of VA by Chelsea Concerts, a platform for talented, young classical musicians, founded in 2009 by friends Alexandra Kennedy and…

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