New skills for veterans

COMBAT Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans, has introduced a new Green Skills Project for those receiving treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The project, aimed at improving...

A tribute to Forces’ horses

A BID to honour horses at Staffordshire’s National Memorial Arboretum is a step closer to reality after Olympic dressage rider Richard Davison marked the spot where a statue will be sited. Richard was joined...

SSAFA celebrates young achievers

THE newly-appointed Commander British Forces Cyprus, Air Vice-Marshal Wigston, has opened the fourth annual Young Achievers Awards in British Forces Cyprus (BFC) at a ceremony hosted by SSAFA. The awards sch...

Teacher launches inspirational charity

A TEACHER from Hampshire has established a charity to inspire young people and raise money for those injured in the Armed Forces and emergency services. Danny Glavin founded The Inspiration Federation follow...

Go red, white and blue for WW2

AS part of this year’s Red, White and Blue Day on 9 October, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is asking schoolchildren to design a World War Two propaganda poster. The competition, which closes on 31 March, takes i...

You’re hired! MOD’s apprentice appeal

THE MOD has joined an industry-led youth skills and employment campaign to help boost the number of apprentices employed within the department. Already the largest employer of apprentices in the UK, the MOD'...

Big honour for small business owner

A BUSINESS founded by an Army spouse has been selected to join an online directory started by one of Britain’s top entrepreneurs. Grippy Leads, started by Jen Ives in 2012, has been chosen by Theo Paphitis f...

Ayrshire vets scoop marmalade award

MARMALADE made by Armed Forces veterans at an Ayr gardening therapy project has scooped a best-in-show prize at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards. Gardening Leave – a charity that helps veterans with men...

Veterans’ charity helps local community

A TEAM of veterans from Launchpad – a charity which provides affordable housing with on-site support to Forces veterans and their partners – have come to the aid of their local community with two new projects. ...

Charity founder wins national award

A MOTHER of one who set up a charity to help support British Army children has triumphed at a national awards ceremony for ordinary mums who do extraordinary things. Former soldier Louise Fetigan, 32, from B...