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11th September 2014
Appointing Body: Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee (VAPC)
Department: Ministry of Defence
Number of Vacancies: 51
Remuneration: The position is an unpaid appointment but travelling expenses and loss of earnings allowances will be paid.
Time Requirements: At least 2 – 4 days per year plus other functions as described above
Closing Date: 05/10/2014
27th June 2014
Lord Chris Holmes gave a speech in the House of Lords about he need for cooperation between service charities and the government. Click here to go to the Lords Hansard…
17th March 2014 - Members Only
20th February 2014
DfID announces £10m of new funding to supply 400 water supply systems and 10,000 latrines for Gurkha villages in Nepal:
A woman collects clean water from a tap in Nepal. Picture: AusAid/Jim Holmes
Britain will provide clean water and sanitation to retired Gurkha soldiers, their families and communities in Nepal.
Britain will provide clean water and sanitation to retired Gurkha...
12th February 2014
SPVA’s Veterans UK Helpline is changing its free phone telephone number. The new number is 0808 1914 2 18 and was launched on 4 Feb 14.
The new Helpline number represents the start and end dates of the Great War – 1914 to 1918. This link to such historic events creates a more memorable number in the 100th anniversary year of WWI.
The existing helpline telephone number (0800 169...
12th February 2014 - Members Only
5th February 2014
Veterans in need of housing support will be able to benefit from up to £40 million being ploughed in to life changing accommodation initiatives across the country, the Defence Minister Anna Soubry has announced during a visit to Blind Veterans UK today.
The new funding, guaranteed through LIBOR fines imposed on banks, has doubled the total amount the Government has given to Armed Forces...
5th February 2014 - Members Only
16th January 2014 - Members Only
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