Grand guidance for blind veterans

THE granddaughter of a Prudhoe soldier has urged others with Service veteran grandparents who are struggling with sight loss to get in touch with Blind Veterans UK. Chloë Costello (18) made the plea after se...

New apartments for Service veterans

VETERANS have been given a purpose-built place to live following the opening of two new Royal British Legion Industries apartment blocks in Kent. Situated near Maidstone, Victory House and Invictus Games Hou...

Homes for veterans

WORK is underway to transform a former Army barracks into the UK’s first housing and enterprise project for Service veterans. The multi-million pound development will see the former Erskine Barracks, near Sa...

100 years of military women

THE Royal British Legion invites you to commemorate the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) – the first all-women unit and the first time women were formally part of the UK Arm...

For Then, For Now, Forever

For Then, For Now, Forever: One Hundred Years of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission tells the story of the Commission through historic artefacts and archival materials in a free exhibition opening on Saturd...

SSAFA’s got your back

NEW research published by SSAFA has revealed that fewer than 1 per cent of the personnel currently serving in the UK’s Armed Forces or veterans would seek help from a charity if they found themselves in need. ...

Geordie Service stars hit the stage

MEMBERS of Newcastle’s Armed Forces community are taking to the stage to play their part in a Geordie-themed theatrical production. Wor Stories – "our stories" in Newcastle dialect – is based on the real-lif...

Forces community takes to the stage

ARMED Forces champion and award-winning actor Ray Winstone is urging Newcastle’s Armed Forces community to take part in a new theatre project starting this month. Run by Bravo 22 Company, The Royal British L...

Pirates capture ship on family fun days

PIRATES, buccaneers and scallywags descended on Falmouth to climb the rigging and capture a well-known tall ship as part of a family fun day. Young swashbucklers swarmed over the ‘Spirit of Falmouth’, a 92-...

Report reveals plight of working-age veterans

A FORGOTTEN generation of working-age veterans is surviving on an average annual household income of just £13,800, according to a major new report. Armed Forces charity SSAFA's survey of nearly 1,000 veteran...