Legion Campaign secures Armed Forces Covenant win for Veterans with Asbestos-related cancer

Government extends eligibility to provide lump sum compensation pay-outs suffering with mesothelioma

All veterans living with the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, as a result of their Service are set to receive lump sum compensation pay-outs as a result of a campaign spearheaded by The Royal British Legion.

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Gulf 25: Investment in Gulf War Illnesses Research

January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of combat operations in the First Gulf War, which saw 53,462 Service personnel deployed to the Persian Gulf region in Operation Granby. Active combat operations in the Gulf commenced on 17 January 1991, when RAF Tornado GR1s first targeted Iraqi airbases, and concluded on 28 February of that same year. Despite the loss of forty seven UK Service personnel – nine to US friendly fire – the war was widely considered to have been both a military and medical success, although these assertions have since been challenged on account of the ongoing political unrest in the region and the emergence of Gulf War Illnesses among veterans deployed to that theatre of conflict.

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Legion Launches Veterans Medical Funds From Libor Fines

The Royal British Legion has launched The Veterans Medical Funds…

Managed by the Legion, the two new funds (The Veterans Hearing Fund and The Veterans Mobility Fund) will support veterans with hearing loss or serious physical injury providing them with equipment and therapies to improve their wellbeing. Using income generated from the Libor fines, the funding – a total of £13 million over 5 years – will be made available via the Legion.

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Marks & Start – Helping Veterans and Service Leavers Into Work in North Yorkshire, Castle Donington, London, Manchester and Various Other Locations

The Royal British Legion has joined together with M&S to deliver a tailored retail and logistics employability programme that supports veterans into work in these sectors.

Following successful pilots in Colchester, Leeds and Castle Donington earlier this year, the programme has been developed to offer two routes into retail and logistics.

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