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BBC is interested in hearing your story 14 July 2014

May / June2014

Eric Fraser named as first commissioner to support the needs of Scotland's veterans. 30 June 2014
Scarborough counts down to Armed Forces Day 2014 27 June 2014
Landmark first signup by housing provider pledges support for Veterans in the run up to Armed Forces Day 27 June 2014
Crawley is showing its support of Armed Forces Day by hosting a special event on Saturday 28 June. 27 June 2014
Rally to Remember Heroes sets off from 'Top Gear' Track 27 June 2014
Pathfinder Magazine - June 19 June 2014
Falklands’ veteran Simon Weston to speak at mental health & social care event  19 June 2014
New scheme to help military leavers in the East Midlands area gain work ready skills for the local logistics sector. 19 June 2014
Free Careers Event Oxford 18 June 2014
Celebs get behind Invictus games in from of Camera 18 June 2014
National Memorial Arboretum supports Armed Forces Day 2014 18 June 2014
National Memorial Arboretum launches World War I Centenary trails
18 June 2014
Coach company recruiting for service-leavers 18 June 2014
SSAFA invites Forces families to additional needs and disability conference 07th May 2014
OUTREACH services being offered by East Lancashire based charity 07th May 2014

Transition Fair in Wales on 10 July

07th May 2014
HMS Collingwood Open Day 31st May 07th May 2014

April 2014

HMS Collingwood Open Day 31st May 07th May 2014
Veterans Uk Episode 1 Podcast

03th April 2014

DBS podcast Episode 1 Podcast 03th April 2014

March 2014

Veterans World Issue 31 - March 7th March 2014
70th Anniversary D-Day Commemorations 6th March 2014

Veterans Committee Appointment 

6th March 2014

February 2014

Customer Satisfaction Survey 2013/14

13th February 2014
SPVA To Attend Who Do You Think You Are ? Live 2014 - Olympia London 13th February 2014
Veterans Minister visits Blind Veterans UK’s Brighton Centre and announces new £40 million commitment to help house veterans 11th February 2014
Veterans-UK User Survey 2014 - Live Today

05th February 2014
New and Improved Services from Veterans UK Helpline 05th February 2014

January 2014

SPVA's Ilford Park Polish Home passes unscheduled routine inspection meeting all the standards of the Care Quality Commission 27th January 2014
OPPO'S BREWS & INTEL ! Open to Veterans now 27th January 2014
Liverpool FC Foundation / Military Veterans Programme 22nd January 2014
Veterans' mental health service wins national award 20th January 2014
Coach company recruiting for service-leavers 10th January 2014
Buchanan Trust takes next steps as part of modernisation drive 09th January 2014
The Officers Association Sponsors the Spirit of the Royal Navy Sword, Presented at the BNRC's December Passing Out Parade 09th January 2014
The Royal British Legion's new public "Pop In" Advice and Information Centre in Liverpool city centre now open 09th January 2014
Veterans UK Helpline - extended opening hours 06th January 2014

December 2013

Veterans World - Issue 30 10th December 2013

November 2013

SSAFA campaign to break down barriers that delay forces family support 27th November 2013
War stories - Commemorating the centenary of World War One in Brighton & Hove 27th November 2013
We are looking for T4V Practitioners 27th November 2013

Ex-Servicemens Association of Mazarrón District [ESAMD]

27th November 2013
National Memorial Arboretum seeks new customer service volunteers 27th November 2013
Heroes Over the Retreat as rockets recall our fallen servicemen 04th November 2013

October 2013

The Royal Star & Garter Homes WW1 Centenary Battlefields Trek 29th October 2013
Andover celebrated on Saturday ! 29th October 2013
Armed Forces Minister Visits the Poppy Factory 29th October 2013
Pathfinder Magazine - Latest Newsletter 14th October 2013

Primary school pupils uncover real life stories of war heroes from local memorials

08th October 2013
Help for heating bills - Scots encouraged to make use of £74 million home energy fund. 08th October 2013
First Double Amputtee Race Driver With Hand Controls 08th October 2013
Maritime charity urges seafarers to come forward for support 07th October 2013
Children from local primary school learn about Britain’s rich maritime history from ex-seafarer 03rd October 2013
Free Employment Advice for Service Families  01st October 2013
Jobs for Reservists and Veterans 01st October 2013

September 2013

Ride to the Wall 6 at the National Memorial Arboretum 30th Sept 2013
Veterans World 29 podcast 30th Sept 2013
Local Heroes Honoured in the Royal Star & Garter Home, Solihull 26th Sept 2013
Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans receive funding boost  26th Sept 2013
Help for Heroes run northern Recovery Centre opens 26th Sept 2013
Last chance early bird rate for next summer’s toughest trek  26th Sept 2013
Beca from “Bake Off” Sings the Big Brew Up’s praises for SSAFA 26th Sept 2013
New Plymouth Ambassadors group enjoys successful first meeting  26th Sept 2013
SSAFA Christmas Cards On Sale Now  
Veterans World Issue 29 13th Sept 2013
Tattoo Comes to Erskine 03rd Sept 2013
Clyde Slide for Scottish Veterans 03rd Sept 2013

August 2013

Comedy Night for Military Patients 25th Aug 2013
The Forces in Mind Trust launches seminal transition mapping study 16th Aug 2013
Some 30 soldiers were put through their paces in Edinburgh at the launch of a new 'MoneyForce' training programme. 16th Aug 2013
New granite memorial for UK’s remotest war grave 05th Aug 2013
Veteran society talks about their contribution to the Armed forces. 05th Aug 2013
Hermes links up with Royal Logistics Corp 05th Aug 2013

July 2013

Karting for Troops
British 24 hour Kart Race
Teesside Sat 24th & Sun 25th August 2013
24th July 2013
Consultation will add ‘new dimensions’ to historic military farm charity 24th July 2013
Dare to Live - A life skills programme incorporating psychological education for veterans with trauma, PTSD, stress, depression or addiction to support them re-integrate back into civilian life and back to work. 24th July 2013
HMS Illustrious replica presented to Veterans Welfare Service 24th July 2013

Slide the Clyde for Erskine - 12th & 13 October - Limited Places Available

24th July 2013
Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society Supports Seafarers’ Awareness Week 22nd July 2013
Armed Forces veterans invited to join new Thrive project in Saltwell Park, Gateshead and Kings Heath Park, Birmingham. 22nd July 2013
True Heroes Racing Team - Superbike newcomer makes racing return to Brands Hatch 16th July 2013
Hounds for Heroes fundraising 15th July 2013
TimeBank mentoring project helps veterans adjust to life on Civvy Street 10th July 2013
First World War memorial park secures £2.4m Lottery investment  10th July 2013

June 2013

Veterans World 28 24th June 2013

Were you in receipt of Unemployability Supplement and attained State Pension age between 8 April 2002 and 10 April 2006? If so, there were some rule changes which may affect the rate of Basic State Pension you receive. Click for more information

19th June 2013
True Heroes Racing team was forged on frontline 10th June 2013
The Baton returns to the National Memorial Arboretum for its 5th annual Remembrance run 10th June 2013

May 2013

Want to work in gardening, learn skills and make new friends?
Working it Out for ex-service personnel Is a free training programme in Battersea Park
22nd May 2013
SPVA Information Charter 22nd May 2013
Bedford International Athletic Stadium to host Forces Festival and Community Games 22nd May 2013
Heroes Return Big Lottery Funding Extended. 22nd May 2013
Employers sign-up to London VAPC employment seminar 17th May 2013
Battle of the Atlantic Dinner on HMS Illustrious Raises £180k for Seafarers in Need 17th May 2013
Inside Right Programme at Everton Football Club 15th May 2013
HMS Collingwood opens it's gates for fun filled day featuring The Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity field gun competition 07th May 2013
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the BUPA Great Birmingham Run. 07th May 2013

April 2013

HMS Collingwood opens its gates for fun filled day featuring the Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity field gun competition 22nd April 2013
 Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committees (VA&PC) - Recruitment 18th April 2013
Classic Bike Magazine in search for former WWII Despatch Riders 16th April 2013
Military Work Placement Scheme extended 09th April 2013
Veterans World Issue 27 09th April 2013
Engraving of names of those killed in 2012 to start on the Armed Forces Memorial 09th April 2013
Tales from the fence 08th April 2013
Blind Veterans UK’s No One Alone campaign. 08th April 2013
Payments to Cypriot Bank Accounts  

March 2013

Registration opens for Arboretum’s annual ‘Walk to the Wall’ 25th March 2013

Changes Affecting Overseas Customers
From 01 April 2013, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office will no longer act on SPVA’s behalf for overseas customers.

22nd March 2013

February 2013


Veterans wanted to take part in digital arts projects

20th Feb 2013
Armed forces to have a voice in future of historic military farm charity 18th Feb 2013
Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership - Can you help us spread the word ? 11th Feb 2013
Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock Appointed New Chief Executive of the Forces in Mind Trust 06th Feb 2013
Join Sporting Legends and Help Care for Veterans 06th Feb 2013
Do the Foxtrot this February 06th Feb 2013
New Defence Discount Service (DDS) 06th Feb 2013


06th Feb 2013

January 2013

TV Documentary Filmmaker Seeks WW2 Veterans Who Are Still Working 28th Jan 2013
Have you ever served in the Armed Forces? Are you currently unemployed and looking for work? Do you live in the Liverpool area? 28th Jan 2013
Race2Recovery 23rd Jan 2013
100 days to go before Brighton’s biggest race 22nd Jan 2013
Veterans-UK User Survey 2013 15th Jan 2013
Pedal Power – Cycling Project from Groundwork North Wales 15th Jan 2013
Opening of First Retreat Signals Massive Step Forward for Military Charity 15th Jan 2013
Service Personnel & Veterans Agency Information Charter 14th Jan 2013
Army Veteran Re-Homed by Housing Partnership 04th Jan 2013
WWII Hero celebrates a New Year and 100th Birthday at MOD’s Ilford Park Polish Home in Devon 03rd Jan 2013
Employment support for blind veterans 03rd Jan 2013

December 2012

SPVA Helpline Christmas Availability 19th Dec 2012
Recognition for veterans of Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command 19th Dec 2012
Christmas Comes Early For Erskine 19th Dec 2012
Care home gives students a career boost 19th Dec 2012
Veterans Information Service 19th Dec 2012
Welfare Reform Act 2012 19th Dec 2012
Surf Action to deliver ‘empowerment project for unemployed veterans’ 19th Dec 2012
Requesting Service Records 18th Dec 2012
1000 military leavers to gain work placements with logistics employers 17th Dec 2012
Veterans World Issue 26 live today 13th Dec 2012
Charity song to raise funds for war veterans 12th Dec 2012
Waterloo Road star backs campaign for blind veterans 12th Dec 2012
Liverpool FC Offers Free Football and Coaching Sessions to veterans 12th Dec 2012

Armed Forces Covenent Annual Report 2012: Case Studies

06th Dec 2012

Armed Forces Covenant Leaflets
The Armed Forces Covenant,
The Armed Forces Covenant Families,
The Armed Forces Covenant Serving Personnel

06th Dec 2012
Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 06th Dec 2012
The Battle of Bellewaarde, 16th June 1915 03rd Dec 2012
Centre for homeless veterans scoops award 30th Nov 2012
£34,000 Raised at Gentlemens Boxing Evening for the Royal Garter Homes 29th Nov 2012
Star of Remembrance
A special way to remember loved ones this Christmas
29th Nov 2012
National Memorial Arboretum to open today 27th Nov 2012
Support country’s veterans at Jingle Bell Christmas in Aberdeen 27th Nov 2012
Life Certificate WPA133 Information 16th Nov 2012
Duke and Gloucester of Gloucester attend Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum for Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday 14th Nov 2012
RBLI and Maidstone Museum collaborate to take Kent veterans on a trip down memory lane. 14th Nov 2012
Erskine veterans commemorate Remembrance Day 14th Nov 2012
Ideal Home Show extends its Ideal Homes for Heroes Appeal 14th Nov 2012
SPVA Pay, Pensions and Administration Contract 13th Nov 2012
Royal backing for injured servicemen's Dakar challenge 13th Nov 2012
New Employment Fair on Friday 16 November from Stoll and CivvyStreet 05th Nov 2012
Poppy Appeal 01st Nov 2012
Help for Heroes opens state of the art facilities for our wounded 01st Nov 2012
Royal Auxiliary Air Force Roll of Honour 01st Nov 2012

October 2012

Royal Armouries Museum Leeds 25th Oct 2012
New Site Live Today - Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committees (VA&PCs) 22th Oct 2012
Mystery of Young WWII Soldier's Remains Finally Solved 12th Oct 2012
Christmas stamps offer from Royal Mail 12th Oct 2012
A War Within - Royal Armouries, Leeds 12th Oct 2012
Royal World Premiere of James Bond Movie ‘Skyfall’ Supports Tickets For Troops 12th Oct 2012

Fraudulent Notification email in circulation.

10th Oct 2012
624 (SD) Squadron RAF Memorial Plaque dedication. 8th Oct 2012
Not just a paper exercise Podcast lifts the lid on the Armed Forces Covenant 5th Oct 2012
New Facebook App to Support Our Soldiers
Please click here for more details
1st Oct 2012

Lizzie Cundy launches SSAFA’s Big Brew Up for the troops
Please click here for more details

1st Oct 2012

September 2012

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF)
A Walk In My Boots: Veterans First Point Art Open Day
Saturday 20th October 2012
12 – 4pm
Please click here for more details
28th Sept 2012
Ride to the Wall 5 27th Sept 2012
Former Seafarer Encourages Surrey Youngsters to Consider Career in the Seafaring Professions. 27th Sept 2012
Sail the world with the Jubilee Sailing Trust 27th Sept 2012
Veterans World 25 Podcast - Live Today 27th Sept 2012
Veterans World Issue 25 Live Today 25th Sept 2012
Salisbury charity joins forces with Help For Heroes to aid veterans 24th Sept 2012
Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War, a major new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London, 6 September 2012 – 1 January 2013. 23th Sept 2012
Thea's 415 mile running challenge in memory of Captain Stephen Healey 11th Sept 2012
Prince Harry announced as Patron of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 10th Sept 2012
The Race is on to save "Forgotten Profession" 07th Sept 2012
Alabaré appeals for volunteers to befriend Armed Forces veterans 07th Sept 2012
National Memorial Arboretum's development plans approved by Lichfield District Council 07th Sept 2012
The latest edition of the Alabaré Enews giving details of their work with armed forces veterans, fundraising and general activities is now available on the following link 2012.pdf 07th Sept 2012
Scotland leads the way with Military Matters - a unique new service for disabled veterans. 04th Sept 2012

August 2012

Legasee, the Veteran Video Archive  
Age UK's Itea and Biscuits Week: 17-23 September 2012 14th August 2012
The NHS in the north east has launched a new mental health service for the 200,000 veterans living in the region. 13th August 2012
Christ's Hospital's Service Foundations 10th August 2012

The Armed Forces Covenant information
The Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant - Today and Tommorow
The Armed Forces Covenant - Interim Report 2011

06th August 2012
Derbyshire councils sign charter of respect to honour Armed Forces.... 03rd August 2012
Junglies Association is a new group that has been set up for members of the Royal Navy Commando Helicopter Squadrons 707, 845, 846, 847, 848. Please click here for more information. 03rd August 2012
Save £5 off top price tickets to Private Peaceful 01st August 2012

July 2012

SSAFA Forces Help launches mentoring scheme to support wounded, injured and sick Service leavers 31st July 2012
Erskine Staff Nurse takes on Olympic role at London 2012 31st July 2012
Travel Benefits for Veterans and Bereaved Families 25th July 2012
Armed Forces Pension Scheme - Annual Accounts 2011-12 09th July 2012
Cycle Challenge for Care Home 03rd July 2012
Still time to secure your place for Erskine at Big fun Run Glasgow 03rd July 2012
Shropshire Charity Offers Holidays Afloat 03rd July 2012
New Rugby Union Club founded in the Wigan area 03rd July 2012
The Combat Veteran Players, a theatre company comprised entirely of Veterans performing Shakespeare while overcoming mental trauma, announces the date of their first public performance today. 03rd July 2012

June 2012

Army - Medical Discharge Pathway - A Guide to the Process - Live Today 26th June 2012
Serving Those Who Have Served... Event Invitation 25th June 2012
Royal support for the national campaign to reduce war memorial theft 25th June 2012
Alabaré to reach out to Forces families in Bulford and Amesbury 25th June 2012
Veterans World Issue 24 19th June 2012
Support for our Armed Forces comes in many forms 18th June 2012
The Armed Forces keep the Olympic flame burning bright 15th June 2012
Armed Forces mount a spectacular tribute to Her Majesty The Queen 15th June 2012
Lorraine Kelly – what Armed Forces Day means to me 15th June 2012
Corporal Johnson Beharry VC confirmed as Olympic Torch Bearer at the National Memorial Arboretum on Armed Forces Day 15th June 2012
Celebrate Armed Forces Week in Blackpool 06th June 2012
Celebrate Armed Forces Week in Blackpool 06th June 2012

May 2012

70th Anniversary Dieppe Raid Memorial 30th May 2012
Official Poster - Click here
29th May 2012
Former Squaddie encourages country to run Loch Ness Marathon for veterans 29th May 2012
Fall for the Fallen – A charity Tandem Skydive event to represent the life of every British soldier killed on operations in Afghanistan 29th May 2012
Wounded Service Personnel Set for UK Tour Following West End Success 29th May 2012
Newcastle to host Tyne and Wear Diamond Jubilee Gala 28th May 2012
Stoll Chief Executive takes on 10k 28th May 2012
The Combat Veteran Players, a theatre company comprised entirely of Veterans performing Shakespeare while overcoming mental trauma, announces today partnerships with The Old Vic Tunnels and Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Open Stages. 28th May 2012
Reverend takes on 4,000 mile challenge in aid of Scottish veterans 28th May 2012
Care Home Manager to abseil SAS style off Forth RailBridge in aid of veterans 25th May 2012
Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan's, is one of 12 charities which have a chance of receiving £15,000 from People's Postcode Trust – but they need your help to win. 22nd May 2012
Calendonian Society of Sheffield Visit Eskine 16th May 2012
1000 Volunteers to Celebrate 100 Years of Royal Charity 16th May 2012
Care home highlights plight of ‘silent sufferers’ ahead of Dementia Awareness Week 16th May 2012
Tiny Zara Allan, (2) recently  popped into The Erskine Home in Bishopton, with her Mum Hazel,  to hand over the proceeds of her crispy cake sale. 15th May 2012
Pilots from the Battle of Britain Fighter Association at the RAF Club interviewed by Legasee. 15th May 2012
Special Offer to see "The 39 Steps" 11th May 2012
Service of Remembrance 10th May 2012
Podcast Live Today, Armed Forces Day 2012 09th May 2012
Last chance to join Team Erskine at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival series 09th May 2012
MICHELLE’S HERO HELPS - Glasgow’s very own Michelle McManus received some sound advice on her “Dare to Be Fabulous” outift for the Erskine Ladies Lunch. 09th May 2012
Radley launches new school's bursary scheme for all ranks 09th May 2012
Football buddies club together to score vital funds for Scotland's veterans 08th May 2012
Heather takes on the ultimate challenge abseiling for Scotland's veterans 03rd May 2012
The BBC production team are looking for people who may have bought utility furniture during the war to be interviewed for BBC's 'The One Show' 02nd May 2012
Veterans-UK 2012 ‘user’ survey results are now in ! 02nd May 2012
Nicholas Witchell ‘Royal Reflections’ talk raises valuable funds for The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home 02nd May 2012
Care Home Leads Silver Surfers Revolution 02nd May 2012
Salon Puts Care Home At The Cutting Edge 01st May 2012

April 2012

Olympic Torch Relay to reach the National Memorial Arboretum
on Armed Forces Day
20th April 2012
Veterans World Issue 23 Live Today 19th April 2012
A Charity which supports bereaved Military Families is looking for Veterans to volunteer on their Activity Breaks 18th April 2012
Veterans Welfare Service Podcast April 2012 10th April 2012
Feeling the cold? No heating or heating not working properly? Apply for Warm Front today ! 10th April 2012

March 2012

Surf Action Present to the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association at Butlins Skegness. 30th March 2012
DISHING UP SOME GOOD THINKING - The Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society Promotes Healthy Hearts & Minds With Online Recipe Guide 29th March 2012
Alabare Dinner - On 24 February, a charity dinner was held at MOD Boscombe Down to raise funds and awareness for the Salisbury charity Alabaré. 29th March 2012
New Suez Veterans Association Memorial to be dedicated at the National Memorial Arboretum 29th March 2012
Heroes Haven Swanage 19th March 2012
MOD Honours Civilian Repatriation Teams 09th March 2012
Erskine Dares to be Fabulous with Jenny Eclair 09th March 2012
360 Production seeks WWII veterans from 100 Bomber Group Command 08th March 2012
Wreath Laying Ceremony at Runnymede Memorial – 13 May 2012 07th March 2012
Royal approval for military veterans' service 01st March 2012

February 2012

Blind veterans' charity unveils new name with the help of the Armed Forces 21th February 2012
SPVA’s ‘War Detectives’ to feature on BBC ‘Inside Out’ Programme 20th February 2012
Visit SPVA at ‘Who Do You Think You Are-Live’ 17th February 2012
Veterans Customer Satisfaction Survey 2012  
Veterans' charity Erskine seeks Volunteer speakers to spread the word 8th February 2012
Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee (VAPC)- Vacancies of Chairpersons and Members 8th February 2012

January 2012

The new Veterans-UK Charity Hub goes live 31st Jan 2012
Newcastle City Council Signs up to Armed Forces Community Covenant 26th Jan 2012
War artist to give talk at the National Memorial Arboretum 26th Jan 2012
Can you help? BBC Northern Ireland is making a documentary about 'Bloody Friday' 25th Jan 2012
Lancashire Fire Stations - Free 10 year smoke alarm 19th Jan 2012
Help and Support for Armed Forces Veterans in Wales 19th Jan 2012
The Bridge for Heroes 18th Jan 2012
New Dementia Wing for the RAF family 17th Jan 2012
New Charity Hub – Don't Miss Out. 17th Jan 2012
Fighting to Talk 12th Jan 2012
SPVA Announces New Video On Welfare Support And Veterans Survey 11th Jan 2012
Agency urges Veterans to have their say on Support Services 09th Jan 2012
New short video helps improve awareness of Veterans Welfare Support 05th Jan 2012
Veterans Customer Satisfaction Survey 2012 09th Jan 2012
Veterans Survey 2012 podcast 03rd Jan 2012

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