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UK charity seeks out British Korean War veterans for international education film project

The Legasee Educational Trust Links up with the Korean War Legacy Foundation for Educational Project Covering Three Continents

The Legasee Educational Trust is looking for Korean War Veterans from across the UK to come forward and share their experiences of the often forgotten conflict for a major new oral history project that will see British contributors added to the Korean War Legacy Foundation’s international digital memorial archive.

The New York-based Korean War Legacy Foundation, Inc. (KWLF) has sponsored the Legasee Educational Trust to film the oral accounts of British Korean War Veterans for their digital memorial, which hosts around 800 in-depth interviews with Korean War vets and 6,000 historical artefacts related to the conflict.

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Army veteran from Conwy competes in Race the Train for local military charity

An army veteran from Conwy has competed in the Race the Train Quarry Challenge for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Kevin Williams, 44 and from Glan Conwy, narrowly missed out on glory after finishing the 10 kilometre course in 56 minutes and 27 seconds, with the train coming in at 55 minutes. Kevin says: “It was a great day all round and it was fantastic to see so many people out in support.

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Falling in love with LinkedIn: RfS partners Talented Ladies to offer new online course

No more wasting time online! Transforming missed opportunities into new chances, Recruit for Spouses has teamed up with the Talented Ladies Club, a magazine-style website for mums who are passionate about their working lives, to offer an online training course on using LinkedIn as an effective networking platform.

Run by renowned speaker, trainer and award-winning copywriter Hannah Martin, ‘Love LinkedIn’ is perfect for job seekers and entrepreneurial spouses alike, offering clear instruction on how to write compelling updates, showcase a business and make useful connections.

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Heropreneurs Networking Event – 13th September 2017

Heropreneurs is a charity that inspires, networks and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs from the armed forces community.

Two entrepreneurs from our community will talk about the highs and lows of their journey of growing their own business. The first of these is Nitzan Yudan who is the founder and CEO of https://www.benivo.com/ – delivering relocation on a budget to junior employees. Among their customers are Google, Microsoft, Vodafone, and Bloomberg.

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Military charity supports new government guidelines to reach veterans battling sight loss

Blind Veterans UK is welcoming a new Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) form and accompanying Explanatory Notes for ophthalmologists which have been launched on the Department of Health website.

The military charity is part of a working group with other charities, led by the RNIB, which has supported the development of the new CVI form. This form is issued to patients assessed by a consultant ophthalmologist as being vision-impaired and often provides the first opportunity for patients to access information about support and services.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth makes debut in Portsmouth

Britain’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time this week.

Greeted by thousands of people lining the Portsmouth seafront, the 65,000-tonne carrier was met with the warmest of welcomes as she arrived in her home port this week.

Sailors lined the flight deck of the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy as she passed Portsmouth’s Round Tower. HMS Queen Elizabeth was also greeted with a flypast from the Fleet Air Arm, including Wildcat and Merlin helicopters and Hawk jets.

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Have you nominated someone for a Soldiering On Award yet?

Soldiering On Awards nominations were declared Open in July and we are delighted to see lots of nominations coming in.

Have you submitted your nomination for a deserving person, team or business yet? If not, get started now! Register your nomination on our simple on line nomination system here Soldiering On Awards Nominations Once registered you can revisit and update and amend your nomination until you decide it is completed and ready to submit.

Now into its 8th year the Soldiering On Awards are your opportunity to help us recognise existing and former members of the Armed Forces and those who support the Armed Forces community at the prestigious 2018 Soldiering On Awards.

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OA Opens York Office

The OA opened its new office in York on Tuesday 15th August.

This will be the OA’s base for organising events and liaising with stakeholders in the North of England. The previous office was in Leeds, but has relocated because of the improved travel links and the fact that many formers officers live in and around York. The office will be based in the Innovation Centre next to the University of York, which reflects the OA’s commitment to develop new and cutting-edge ways of supporting officers.

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