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Scottish veterans at greater risk of deprivation than those in rest of UK

Combat Stress has found that ex-servicemen and women receiving help from the charity in Scotland face higher levels of deprivation than those living in the rest of the UK.

Multiple deprivation in help-seeking UK veterans is a new research paper published on Tuesday 31 January by the leading mental health charity for veterans. It is the first study of its kind in the UK to explore experiences of deprivation in veterans with mental health issues.

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Soldiering On Awards announces House of Lords event for 2017 finalists

The Soldiering On Awards will honour the 2017 finalists at the House of Lords on Thursday 9th February. Hosted by General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL with the charity’s patron, the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC, in attendance, the evening celebrates the achievements of all of those who have been chosen as finalists by the Award’s Independent Judges Panel. It is with delight the charity welcomes new Cobseo Chairman, General Sir John McColl KCB CBE DSO, to his first Soldiering On Awards event.

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Blind veteran from Staffordshire receives medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

A Second World War blind veteran from Staffordshire has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

Rowland Edwards, 93 and from Stafford, will be formally presented with the prestigious honour by Monsieur Jean-Claude Lafontaine from the French Consulate in a special ceremony at the National Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. The ceremony, which was organised by military charity Blind Veterans UK, will be attended by Rowland’s family as well as representatives from the charity.

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AFF to host symposium in partnership with the King’s Centre for Military Health Research

Following the success of their first symposium in 2015, The Army Families Federation (AFF) will once again host a Research Symposium to discuss the issues Army families face and share findings and research with others also working in this field of work.

This event will take place on Monday 5 June at the Guy’s Campus, King’s College London.

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Coombeshead Academy pupil wins national competition for Red, White & Blue Day

Evie Manning’s WW1 inspired postcard takes top prize for Charity competition

A pupil from Coombeshead Academy in Newton Abbot, Evie Manning aged 12, has won a national competition to design World War One inspired conscription postcards imaging what life would be like for soldiers in the war.

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Celebrities ‘Root For Rosie’

The Not Forgotten Association’s Head of Events Rosie Thompson is running in the Marathon des Sables in April this year to raise funds for injured service men and women. After completing many fundraising half and full marathons in the past, raising over £170,000 for the charity, Rosie wanted to set herself a tougher challenge.

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