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Soldiering On Awards declare the 2018 Awards nominations process Open!

Now into its 8th year the Soldiering On Awards are delighted to announce Nominations are Open for members of the armed forces community and the general public to put forward the people, teams, charities and businesses they would like to see recognised in the prestigious 2018 Soldiering On Awards. We are delighted to announce our new partnership with X-Forces to bring you three new business awards. All former members of the Armed Forces Community are eligible for nomination in the business awards categories.

Who do you know who should be recognised?

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Hospital home helps aged veterans in the local community

Last year, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) which cares for physically disabled ex-Servicemen and women, was awarded a grant from the Aged Veterans Fund to provide free physiotherapy sessions to veterans aged over 65 living in the local area. For the first time, QAHH was able to open its doors to non-residents at weekends, to help those veterans who need physiotherapy to stay as mobile and active as possible. The sessions, provided free of charge by The Chancellor using LIBOR Funds, were held on Saturdays when the Physiotherapy department is usually closed, and over the last year has welcomed 68 veterans aged between 66 and 96 years old.

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The Royal British Legion launches Battle of Passchendaele virtual reality content with Dan Snow

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War Battle of Passchendaele (also known as the Third Battle of Ypres), The Royal British Legion has partnered with historian Dan Snow to create a series of unique and immersive virtual reality videos, from the experiences of those on the front line to nurses battling to treat the flood of casualties.

The videos invite viewers to travel back to 1917 and live life on the Frontline through first-hand audio accounts, diary excerpts, archive film and photos. It is available for the public to experience online for free via the Legion’s website and YouTube channel.

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Poppies on the Prom comes to Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe Central Promenade will become a hub of activity on Sunday 13th August thanks to the Poppies on the Prom event.

Set to raise money for The Royal British Legion’s Mablethorpe Poppy Appeal, the summer time event welcomes visitors to enjoy an array of entertainment throughout the day. This includes a Battle of Britain fly past, Second World War Bake Off, tug of war, beach games, military vehicles and much more.

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New leadership for Royal Air Forces Association

Air Marshal Sir Baz North replaces Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller as President – as the Association experiences big growth in membership and also in calls for welfare assistance

The Royal Air Forces (RAF) Association today announces the appointment of Air Marshal Sir Baz North as its new President, replacing Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller.

In his new role, Sir Baz will join the charity’s board of trustees and play a key role in ensuring the Association continues to provide world-class support to the RAF family.

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Joint Communique on International Ministerial (5-Eyes) Conference on Veterans’ Issues

On 19 and 20 July 2017, Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood hosted the International Ministerial Conference on Veterans’ Issues.

On 19 and 20 July 2017, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood welcomed delegations from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to the International Ministerial Conference on Veterans’ Issues at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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Double amputee veteran to reattempt Matterhorn climb

A double amputee Army veteran is again attempting to summit one of the deadliest mountains in the world

Neil Heritage, 36, from Dorset, is set to climb the Matterhorn next month in his second attempt to summit the mountain. If Neil and his team reach the summit, he will be the first double above knee amputee to complete the challenge.

The former corporal, who was injured by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2004, attempted the climb last year but had to make the decision to turn back.

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Blind veteran from Poulton-le-Fylde says IT training from a national sight loss charity has given her a “new lease of life”

A Poulton-le-Fylde blind veteran who has received vital support from Blind Veterans UK can now keep in contact with her relatives abroad thanks to IT training from the charity.

Marjorie Hanson, 94, now regularly Skypes her grandson in America and her nephew in Canada, a skill she developed during a week’s stay at the Blind Veterans UK centre in Brighton. Marjorie first took IT training with the charity last year, and has since benefited from regular IT support, respite stays at the charity’s centres in Llandudno and Brighton, and the companionship of fellow beneficiaries.

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