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The Royal British Legion commemorates the Battle of Passchendaele

To commemorate the WWI Battle of Passchendaele (also known as the Third Battle of Ypres), the Royal British Legion has partnered with historian Dan Snow to create a series of unique and immersive virtual reality videos, from the experiences of those on the front line to nurses battling to treat the flood of casualties.

On Tuesday 25th July The Royal British Legion will be taking over the Household Cavalry Museum in Whitehall, alongside Dan Snow to launch the content.

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31 August – Self-Employment Discovery: London

SERVICE LEAVERS // VETERANS // FAMILIES // SPOUSES // RESERVISTS // CADETS
DISCOVER SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS START-UP!
Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, why not come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.
This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment, giving you information to decide if starting a business is right for you.

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6 September 2017 – Business Start-up Workshop for Naval families: Portsmouth

NAVAL FAMILIES – GIVE YOUR SKILLS AND VALUES THE BUSINESS EDGE

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea or just considering self-employment, why not come along this X-Forces business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will equip you with the relevant information needed to decide if self-employment is right for you.

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13 September 2017 – Business Start-up Workshop for Naval families: Portsmouth

NAVAL FAMILIES – GIVE YOUR SKILLS AND VALUES THE BUSINESS EDGE

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea or just considering self-employment, why not come along this X-Forces business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will equip you with the relevant information needed to decide if self-employment is right for you.

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MOD launches Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood launches innovative mental health strategy at major international veterans conference

Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, has today launched an innovative strategy to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the Armed Forces, their families, veterans, and Defence civilians.

While rates of mental disorder are slightly lower in the Armed Forces (3.2%) than in the general population (3.5%), the challenge of improving the mental health of the MOD’s entire workforce is an important one.

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Former Air Vice-Marshal, Steve Chisnall, to Cycle in the OA Triathlon Team

Steve Chisnall, an Officers’ Association (OA) Trustee and former Air Vice-Marshal, is cycling for the OA in the OA Inter-Services Triathlon at the end of July. We interviewed him to find out more.

This year the triathlon is organised by the RAF Triathlon Association and sponsored by the OA. The Army, Navy and RAF will compete at the annual event, in individual and team categories, including Male, Female and Veteran.

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OA Facebook Page Celebrates First Birthday

The OA Facebook Page was launched in July 2016, and is now a crucial way for us to engage with people.

It has 12,269 followers and has become an active hub for the transitioning and former officers’ community. We also use Facebook to reach a wider audience, including beyond the military sector. We share key stories, promote events and broadcast live to connect directly with our community in real time.

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Meet Samantha Rose – the OA Inter-Services Triathlon 2016 Champion

Samantha Rose, an RAF officer, won the OA Inter-Services Triathlon in 2016. We interviewed her to discover what it takes to be a winning a triathlete ahead of the race next week.

This year the triathlon is organised by the RAF Triathlon Association, and sponsored by the OA. The Army, Navy and RAF will compete at the annual event, in individual and team categories, including Male, Female and Veteran. In addition to the Armed Forces, the emergency services, the OA and guest teams will participate.

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The Service Charity Sector and the coronavirus outbreak

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