18 April, 2009


Each year hundreds of serving personnel retire from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines - but that does not mean you have to lose touch or are forgotten. Various initiatives and organisations, both public and private, exist to help provide that contact and support for both veterans and their families.

Group picture of VeteransLeaving the Royal Navy or Royal Marines
Want to know how to keep in touch? Several government and charitable organisations exist to help foster those links. Want to know more about The Royal British Legion or SSAFA Forces Help? …then follow the link below:

info More Information: Veterans Support Organisations

Retired from the Royal Navy or Royal Marines
Want to know what support or advice is available to you and your family? Then the Service Personnel and Veterans' Agency may be able to help as the first point of contact.

info More Information: More on the SPVA

Veterans Welfare Service
There are 25 welfare offices located throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. To search for your nearest office, use the link below, alternatively contact the Veterans Free Helpline.

website Web site: Veterans Welfare Service

Veterans Free Helpline

Phone IconPhone: 0800 169 22 77 (UK only)

Phone IconPhone: +44 1 253 866043 (Overseas)

Want to contact old shipmates?
Navy News run a site designed to help you contact old friends you served with in the past, so if you want to find out where they are and what they are up to now, why not give it a try?

website Web site: NavyNews - Calling Old Shipmates

Ships Library - Shipmates
A place where both serving and retired RN members can renew old friendships and see what happened to their ships.

website Web site: www.oldships.org.uk

Email E-mail: admin@oldships.org.uk

CWGC LogoCommonwealth and War Graves Commission
The Commission is responsible for the graves or commemoration of all those who died whilst serving with Commonwealth forces during the First and Second World Wars. Visitors to its website can access the Commission's records through its casualty database the Debt of Honour Register.

website Web site: www.cwgc.org



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