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RAF Association hosts annual remembrance service at the National Memorial Arboretum

Beloved members of the RAF who have given their lives for their country were remembered by relatives and friends on Friday 16 June 2017 when The Royal Air Forces Association held its annual remembrance service.

The ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire gave around 300 family members, friends and colleagues the opportunity to commemorate the lives of relatives and ancestors who lost their lives, some of whom have no grave or last resting place.

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20th June 2017: OA Webinar – How to Make it in The City – An Insider View from the Insurance World

The London insurance market is a unique but largely unknown industry at the heart of the City of London. However, many of the skill sets and characteristics held by ex-military and serving reservists are highly valued and sought after.

In this webinar Rich Millbank, from JLT group, will discuss his transition from the Army into the insurance industry.

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The OA to Sponsor Women’s Royal Navy Cricket Club

The OA will work with the Royal Navy Cricket Club (RNCC) to support the development and promotion of cricket across the Naval Service and specifically women’s cricket, in the form of a three year sponsorship agreement.

Sponsorship from the OA will be used to purchase RNCC Women’s Team clothing and equipment, supporting RNCC and UKAFCA cricket events and assisting in the development of women’s cricket across the service through professional coaching.

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British Forces TV promotes OA Virtual Careers Fair

The OA welcomed British Forces TV to our London office to speak to Head of Employment, Liz Stevens, about the Virtual Careers Fair which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

The ‘Ex-Military in Management’ Careers Fair, organised by the OA and SaluteMyJob, was aimed at serving and former Service Personnel wanting management roles in the commercial or third sectors. Over 300 people took part, and more than 100 CVs were shared with employers and recruiters.

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Five Key Steps to Building a Military Network

Networks are an effective way to gain insights, connections and confidence in your future plans. Pete Liddle, OA Business Development Manager (North), recently ran a webinar on Building a Military Network, with Alex Nancolas and John Mayo. They run Two Roses, a business networking group in the North of England for former members of the Armed Forces. Here are our five steps to building a Military Network.

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OA to Participate in National Armed Forces Day 2017

The OA is delighted to be exhibiting at the Armed Forces Day national event in Liverpool, on Saturday 24 June. The annual event celebrates the work and dedication of British Service personnel and their dependants.

The OA stand will highlight the services we offer to serving and former officers and their dependants and will give those attending the parade, an opportunity to meet with OA staff and volunteers.

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Blind veteran from Lancashire to take on fastest zip line in the world for his 90th birthday

A blind veteran from Chorley, Lancashire is planning on celebrating his 90th birthday by traveling down Zip World Velocity in Bethesda, North-West Wales, the fastest zip line in the world, and the longest in Europe.

Bob Hill, who turned 90 in May, will be raising money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, by flying down the world famous wire, on which pervious participants have been known to travel as fast as 100mph.

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Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network – Armed Forces Champions Training

21 June 2017 – 3PWRR Army Reserve Centre, St Margaret’s St, Rochester, ME1 3BG
17 October 2017 – 3PWRR, Army Reserve Centre, Leros Barracks, Canterbury, CT1 1HR

Would you like to know more about the Armed Forces and become a Champion for serving personnel, veterans/ex-service personnel, their immediate families or carers who may need our services?
The Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network is now running sessions of the Sussex award winning
CPD accredited Champions Training.

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