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...

A roof over your head

Homes for Veterans is an initiative of Alabaré, a charity caring for the South West and Wales’ most vulnerable people by providing shelter, practical and emotional support. Army&You found out more about the...

Homes fit for heroes

A FORMER Army barracks near Salisbury Plain is being transformed into a housing project with homes on a unique veteran campus. The site of former Erskine Barracks at Wilton, near Salisbury, is being turned int...

Mental health preconceptions hold veterans back

ONE third of veterans feel perceptions around mental health issues relating to time served in the Armed Forces, such as PTSD, are detrimental to their career progression on civvy street.   According to a new...

Employment boost for Service veterans

INJURED ex-Forces personnel have been given the chance to reuse the skills they learned in the Services and gain increased independence by a charity's manufacturing division. Royal British Legion Industries ...

Marvellous May for veteran Lamin

INJURED ex-guardsman Lamin Manneh has a hectic month ahead of him after making the Invictus Games squad and being selected as an ambassador for the 2016 Mobility Roadshow. Gambian-born Lamin, who lost both l...

Veterans star at charity screening

TWO of the soldiers whose experiences inspired Kajaki: The True Story were present for a charity screening of the film. Stu Pearson QGM and Alex Craig attended the showing, which was organised by veterans’ o...

Donation boosts Forces-friendly holiday village

A HAMPSHIRE holiday spot for Armed Forces families will now be home to a communal hub after it received a £50,000 funding boost. The generous donation from the Brockenhurst branch of the Royal British Legion...

Sign up for lip-reading course

CURRENT and ex-Service personnel suffering from hearing difficulties are being invited to take advantage of a specially-designed lip-reading training programme. The London-based course, which is run by City ...