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DMWS Welfare Officer in the spotlight on ITV’s Love Your Garden

Six weeks into his third tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009 Nathan Cumberland was caught in a blast while leading a foot patrol and lost both his legs. Since then he has dedicated his time to helping others. The war veteran who works for the Charity Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been given a surprise garden makeover by Alan Titchmarsh.

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DMWS: Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) is a Ministry of Defence run scheme which encourages employers to support the work of the Ministry of Defence, and inspire others to do the same. The ERS Gold award is the highest award of the scheme, recognising organisations who actively support the Armed Forces community in their workplace.

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Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire continues to support DMWS

3 July 2018, the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson and his wife Christine Atkinson visits DMWS and continue to show a real interest in our charitable work of supporting those who serve when they suffer from ill health.

It has been a real pleasure to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr Nigel Atkinson and his wife Christine Atkinson to meet with DMWS’s CEO Paul Gaffney at our Headquarters in Andover yesterday.

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Hot off the press: DMWS 2017/2018 Impact Report

We are pleased to share our latest DMWS Impact Report presenting our facts & figures, service overview, insights and case studies of 2017/2018. It is a year of celebrations, as 2018 marks DMWS’s 75th anniversary. Throughout our history, we’ve always responded to the challenges and opportunities faced by those we support, which has made us what we are today: a highly responsive and professional medical welfare service.

During World War 2 we were tasked to ‘provide a service aiding the sick and wounded at home and in the field’ to improve wellbeing and deliver capability. Since 1943 we have deployed to every major conflict and have received many prestigious awards for our service.

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Veterans to return to World War Two scene of Arctic Convoys

Three veterans in their nineties will travel to Wester Ross today to attend a special annual ceremony on Sunday to commemorate the Russian Arctic Convoys of the Second World War; an event that claimed 3,000 lives.

The trio, who are making the trip thanks to the Unforgotten Forces project which supports older veterans and their families in Scotland, have become close friends and will also enjoy a three-night stay at a hotel in Gairloch as part of a new “Break Away” service.

Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, which brought the Western Allies together to provide essential support and supplies to the Soviet forces.

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