Census 2021- veterans will count

The decennial census is almost upon us and, for the first time, people will be able to say if they are a veteran of the armed forces. The census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decad...

A fitting tribute to British heroes

A poppy mural made from thousands of thank you notes will be installed at MOD Lyneham, the base where soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan were repatriated to. The BBC’s Local Radio stations are asking...

Railcard for veterans making life better

Double Olympic gold medalist and armed forces veteran, Honorary Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, has teamed up with Sophie Faldo, former army officer and winner of the Great British Bake Off, to support the launch of...

Your country needs to thank you!

The Not Forgotten, a British armed forces charity for serving and ex-service men and women has launched the ‘Forgot You Not’ campaign to find and thank the country’s WWII veterans. There’s currently no definit...

Easing the way to civvy street

How can you ensure you fulfil your potential in civvy street when your soldier leaves the army? SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides a mentoring service to help motivate, support and empower you as your fa...

Captain Marvel

We couldn’t let this edition of Army&You pass without acknowledging inspirational war veteran Captain Tom Moore, who was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, on his 100th bi...

Veterans’ stories build resilience in schools

The powerful stories of how injured veterans tackled adversity are helping children to cope with the pressures of lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis. The Making Generation R programme of workshops, created by...

From Chelsea to Normandy

D-DAY Revisited, one of the latest organisations to receive funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme, is using its funding to create a national tribute and legacy to the veterans of Normand...

Fly the flag for forces veterans

THE man known as the sewing soldier from the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, is calling on your help in his mission to assist homeless veterans. Colonel Neil Stace is spearheading Flags of Thanks – a nation...

Horticultural helper

SERVICE personnel and veterans are learning about land-based post-military careers thanks to courses run by a specialist charity. Lance Corporal Jim Hill Highground, which was established in 2013 by Anna...