The Big Sleep at Stonehenge

Alabaré were delighted to be working in collaboration with English Heritage for the second year at the world-renowned Stonehenge. After last year’s huge success, they were privileged to yet again host a BIG SLEEP at the iconic venue. In the grounds of arguably the most famous prehistoric monument on the planet. Over 100 people from the local military community slept out, over night at the Stonehenge visitor centre on Friday 13th October.

Those sleeping out were from local Armed Forces camps, employees and families of Sodexo Defence and other defence contractors.

Read more

The Veterans’ Pain Clinic – Next appointments available Monday 13th November

The first six months have received outstanding feedback. Launched in June, the Veterans’ Pain Clinic, part of the Centre for Veterans’ Health, at King Edward VII’s Hospital has been a great success.

The clinic is run at the Centre for Veterans’ Health, King Edward VII’s Hospital in association with Supporting Wounded Veterans. These appointments are free of charge – they just need your proof of service & a GP referral letter.

Read more

Catherine Walker & Co to hold private exhibition for charity

Celebrating four decades of British couture
Spencer House, London, 16th to 18th October, 2017

To mark its 40th anniversary, British couturier Catherine Walker & Co is holding an invitation-only exhibition at Spencer House to raise money for two charities, SSAFA and Brendoncare, supported by St James’s Place Wealth Management, held from the 16th to the 18th October, 2017.

Personally curated by Co-Founder and Head of Design Said Cyrus, exhibits will comprise archive pieces worn by Catherine Walker & Co’s most famous clientele, accompanied by their handwritten notes and original drawings.

Read more

Military charity invites you to test your nerve with Halloween-themed outdoor experience

A local military charity is inviting local residents to celebrate Halloween by testing their nerve at ‘Play Ground’, an outdoor theatre experience.

Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, will be hosting a fully interactive theatre experience within the grounds of its training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno.

Following on from the success of last year’s ‘Trapped’ and 2015’s ‘Into the Woods’, the third instalment promises to be every bit as chilling. A variety of horrors will be awaiting participants during a 40 minute experience, a theatrical performance written and performed by A Play Fitted Theatre Company, which will play out like a live horror film.

Read more

Military charity to host Winter Market at Chateau Rhianfa 

A local military charity is inviting local residents to attend a festive Winter Market at the stunning Chateau Rhianfa.

Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, will be providing people with the opportunity to choose the perfect stocking fillers for their nearest and dearest.

Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK, says: “Chateau Rhianfa is as close to a magical fairy-tale castle as you can get. It’s the perfect place to visit to get in the mood for Christmas.”

Read more

Thousands Turn Out to Witness the Historic Riding of the Marches

Record numbers of spectators turned out to witness the historic Edinburgh Riding of the Marches.

The ride, which took place on Sunday 17th March 2017, saw approximately 25,000 people lining the beautiful cobbled Edinburgh streets to witness over 280 horses traversing the Royal Mile.

Steeped in history, the yearly ride is a spectacular re-enactment of the return of the Captain of the Trained Band to Edinburgh, following the tragic news of defeat at the battle of Flodden in 1513.

Read more

Royal Navy Electronic Technician Receives Herbert Lott Award for Inventive Mapping System

A talented Electronic Technician (ET) has been awarded the Herbert Lott Innovation and Invention Award for pioneering a ground-breaking mapping system on-board HMS Queen Elizabeth.

ET WE Daniel Gibbs received the award after creating an advanced network monitoring and defect identification capability which allows Network Group and Duty Weapon Engineers to identify real-time issues with the Internal Network Electronic Infrastructure.

Created in 1930, the Herbert Lott Naval Trust Fund was established in order to recognise those in the naval service who have significantly improved the way in which the Naval and Marines Forces operate.

Read more

Recruit for Spouses’ Lisa Grieveson – receives award at the Resolution Dinner

Congratulations to our ‘Recruit for Spouses’ (RfS) representative north of the border in Helensburgh, Lisa Grieveson, who was recognised with a special award at the 2017 Resolution Dinner – the submarine ‘Oscars’ – last night, Thursday 5th October. An inaugural awards event hosted by Rear Admiral Submarines on board HMS Neptune, the all-ranks dinner celebrated outstanding performances, both team and individual, in a range of Service categories.

Lisa’s accolade, the Recognition Award, sponsored by the Navy Families Federation (NFF), exists to honour inspiring individuals who have gone above and beyond in support of the Naval community.

Read more
Items 1 to 10 of 4909
Our Executive Members

Many congratulations #HeatherstanningOBE…

By @Cobseo 2 days ago