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Royal Navy personnel and veterans join forces to mark 100 years of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and appeal for 2,500 Wrens to access support

Blind Veterans UK beneficiaries and serving Royal Navy women. Blind Veterans UK beneficiaries and former WRNS (Wrens), enjoyed a special lunch at the charity’s Brighton centre yesterday (18/05), as part of a week of events celebrating female veterans.

They were joined by women currently serving in the Royal Navy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wrens.

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Soldiers to cycle 1,500 miles in first-ever charity ‘Tour de Troops’

Twenty bomb disposal experts from the British Army are preparing to cover 1,500 miles by bike to raise funds for Felix Fund – the charity for those affected by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

Switching blast suits for Lycra, the cyclists will begin their ride from Edinburgh to Bielefeld in Germany on June 12th and average about 100 miles per day. In just 15 days, they will visit every security-cleared EOD regiment in the first-ever Tour de Troops.

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DMWS meets peers at the House of Lords reception

On May 16, together with Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH (on behalf or Baroness Emerton DBE DL), the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) hosted a reception in the House of Lords to update key peers from Defence, Health and Policing about the organisation. In the Role of Royal Patron of DMWS Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, GCVO attended as a key advocate of the Charity’s work.

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NFA Supporter Funds Veterans’ Trip On Bluebell Railway

This week the NFA took a group of more than 50 veterans from service care homes and associations across the south east of England for a lunchtime trip on the Bluebell Railway. This popular annual outing gives guests the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people for a few hours and, judging by the smiles and laughter, everyone soon got to know each other.

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OA Awards Prize to RAF Cadet for Outstanding Charity Work

OA’s Chief Executive Officer, Lee Holloway, was delighted to present Flying Officer Jordan Polonijo with the Officers’ Association Prize at RAF Cranwell’s Graduation Dining-In Night on 5 May 2017 at RAF Cranwell.

The OA provides the ‘Work in the Community’ charity award in recognition of the work carried out by cadets supporting a charitable cause whilst undergoing officer training at RAF College Cranwell.

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Transition Story: let your curiosity lead the way

You may be forgiven for thinking that Rachel’s voluntary commitments at Barclays sound as demanding and time consuming as her full-time work. From her activities as co-chair of one of the Barclay’s Women’s Initiative Networks, to organising the annual Light The Night Dragon Boat race for Bloodwise and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rachel also supports the veteran community through military Insight days and workshops.

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8th June 2017: IoD South West CPD – Risk Governance for Directors – Bristol

In collaboration with The Institute of Directors, The Officers’ Association is offering a limited number of subsidised places on this IoD workshop. Places are available for £25* per person (non refundable contribution, *normal price £100, booking fee applies). These courses are being offered on a first come, first served basis and book up quickly so please register immediately to avoid disappointment.

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Big Business is Getting Behind Military-owned Start-ups and Scale-ups in the UK

It’s not often that a small business owner gets to meet the Managing Director of a FTSE250 who could turn out to be a potential client, but this is exactly what happened when Royal Navy Veteran Kevin Bath joined X-Forces Big Business supporting Small Business campaign.

This introduction between a small business and the bigger industry players encapsulates what Big Business supporting Small Business means, and was the driving force behind Lord Young’s, Ren Kapur’s and X-Forces initiative that was launched on the 9th May.

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