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Defence Secretary launches first ever Veterans Strategy and new cross-Government Veterans Unit

Veterans’ homelessness, loneliness, debt problems, and mental health issues will be tackled by the first ever Government Veterans Strategy, announced today by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

The ground-breaking strategy has been commissioned by the Defence Secretary and today it will be confirmed that a new Veterans Unit with input from across Whitehall will be created.

The Veterans Unit will champion the changing needs of the ex-service community and ensure action is taken to meet these.

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Soldiering On awards Announces 2018 Winners!

20th April Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel was a special night of celebration of all Soldiering On Awards 2018 Finalists and the announcement of the overall winners.

The fabulous weather was just the start of a warm and welcoming evening for all; opened by Awards Patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC including a message of support from the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP.

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Awards presenters, Jeremy Vine and Vicki Michelle led the audience in an evening of celebration and recognition.

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7th July – RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

The Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton International Air Day will open its gates on Saturday 7 July 2018 to 40,000 visitors, just as it did over 70 years ago, in 1947 at its first ever Open Day. As one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, the award-winning Somerset airshow offers an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and amazing ground attractions. Over five hours of incredible flying displays will feature fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters and formation display teams. There are already some rare and exciting aircraft confirmed.

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Meet WWTW Ambassador, Maria Fisher

Last Sunday, Maria took part in the hottest London Marathon on record to raise vital funds for what we do.

Meet Walking With The Wounded Ambassador, Maria Fisher. Maria is one of our charity ambassadors. She’s married to a wounded veteran and a mother to two girls. Last Sunday, Maria took part in the hottest London Marathon on record to raise vital funds for what we do.

“As a wife of an injured soldier, I have witnessed first-hand the struggles of overcoming a life changing injury and, most difficult of all, letting go of a job you were so passionate about.

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11th July: Register for the OA Employment Symposium in York

We return to the historic city to deliver our flagship career event for officers in the North.

The OA Employment Symposium brings together transitioning and former officers with employers and industry experts, so they can take their next step towards a new career after the Armed Forces. Employers from a range of industries will discuss the opportunities available to veterans, and how to increase employability in civilian life. Former officers, who have built successful commercial careers, will also share their experiences and insights.

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2nd May 2018: External Event – Service Leavers Financial Sector Insight Day – London

Bank of America Merrill Lynch invites you to attend their Service Leavers Financial Sector Insight visit at their offices in London.

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services.

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3rd May 2018: External Event – BNY Mellon, Returning Military Programme Insight Day – London

Transfer Your Military Skills to the Workplace
BNY Mellon invite you to attend their Insight Day at their Canary Wharf office in London, to find out more about the Returning Military Programme, which is open to all Service leavers and ranks, who can complete the placement as part of their resettlement.

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.

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DMWS proud winner of the Soldiering On Award 2018

In recognition of the charity’s commitment to support the Armed Forces community in the UK and abroad, the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been awarded this year’s Soldiering on Award in the International Award category.

DMWS is rich in international history. Dedicated welfare officers have deployed to every major conflict since WW2 including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and The Falklands to name but a few, working alongside our medical staff in the Field Hospitals. To this day, the Charity supports injured and ill service personnel, veterans, their family members, colleagues and medical personnel through extremely difficult times with the aim to improve the wellbeing of those affected by a physical or mental illness.

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Cobseo Housing Cluster wins the FiMT Working Together Award at the Soldier on Awards

The Cobseo Housing Cluster received the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Working Together Award at the Soldiering on Awards on Friday 20th April, at a special ceremony at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.

The Cluster is a combination of 30 veterans’ housing organizations and charities formed to provide veteran specific housing and create an integrated veterans’ housing sector, with clear pathways for ex-Service personnel and their families in housing need to move into permanent homes.

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