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Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s charity contributes to a new book to commemorate the heroism and kindness shown to Scottish troops in London during the Great War

Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust, is among ten organisations with long standing links with London, who have contributed to a new book, with a foreword from HRH The Princess Royal, to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018.

The book titled Scots in Great War London, a Community at Home and on the Frontline 1914-1919 highlights the efforts of these organisations during the First World War and will be published in late June. HRH The Princess Royal is the Patron of the Scots In Great War London Group.

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Charity launches new initiative to support young people from Armed Forces families living in Scotland

A new tri-service youth participation project which aims to improve support and services for children and young people from armed forces and veteran families living in Scotland has been given the green light today thanks to funding from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The national youth participation project, which will run for 3 years is being launched by Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET). The project has been informed by the success of a pilot series of mini-conferences, as well as a number of other ‘listening to the voices of children and young people from Armed Forces families’ initiatives that have been rolled out by the charity in recent years.

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Wellbeing of Scotland’s Armed Forces children & young people is top of conference agenda

The wellbeing of Scotland’s Armed Forces children and young people was top of the agenda at a major conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh last week.

Approximately 150 education professionals, members of the armed forces community, MOD, policy makers, local authority representatives and family support organisations attended the conference, which was hosted and organised by Scotland’s Armed Forces children’s charity, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET).

The theme for the ‘Building Brighter Futures Together’ Conference was wellbeing of the child, not just for attainment, but inspiring positive destinations in Armed Forces children and young people.

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Scottish children’s Forces show heads for Edinburgh Fringe

This is My Life commissioned by RCET, Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, has been invited to perform this year for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of a new cutting-edge performance programme which explores aspects of army life.

This is My Life will be part of a new 6-piece drama, dance and music showcase called Army@TheFringe (being run in association with Summerhall). The shows will take place from 11 to 26 August at the Hepburn House Army Reserve Centre, in East Claremont Street, which will be transformed into a temporary performance space staffed by serving soldiers.

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