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Alabaré Homes for Veterans welcomes National Armed Forces Day 2019 to Salisbury!

Alabaré Homes for Veterans are delighted to welcome National Armed Forces Day 2019 to Salisbury!

This fantastic event will shine a national light on the tremendous work of our awe-inspiring UK Armed Forces, and our heroic Veterans community, all against the backdrop of our beautiful city.

As the home of UK Land Forces for nearly half a century and with close ties to military bases all around the area, Salisbury is a fitting location to showcase our Nation’s Armed Forces.

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Veterans raise a flag for Armed Forces Day

The disabled veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton paid tribute to British Service personnel past and present by raising the Armed Forces Day Flag in advance of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June.

The Flag was raised in front of residents, family, staff, volunteers and the local CCF unit.

Earlier in the day, the Home held a ceremony to present new residents with their Armed Forces Veterans badge. Residents who are partners of veterans received a special Spouses badge.

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It’s Armed Forces Day this Saturday, but we’re here for officers all year round…

This weekend celebrates the contributions made by the British military, including officers.

The OA continues to support the officer community, whether that is helping them to find new careers after leaving the Armed Forces or access welfare support when needed.

Richard Sanders is a former Major in the Royal Logistic Corps the OA Employment Team supported. He had a one-to-one career consultation in March with Lisa Jones, an OA Career Consultant who also previously served as an Army officer, which helped him to be job ready and successfully apply for a new role.

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Follow Armed Forces Day with the Forces Network

Broadcasting teams from the Forces Network will bring you coverage of Armed Forces Day on TV, radio and online on Saturday 30th June.

You can watch the National Event live from Llandudno on www.forces.net and take part in our live blog too as we cover events around the country.

Forces TV will be ‘Live from Llandudno’ with presenter Claire Sadler from 1100 to 1230hrs, with highlights at 1730hrs and on Forces News bulletin programmes.

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Celebrate Brighton Armed Forces Day at Blind Veterans UK

Local military charity Blind Veterans UK is hosting Brighton’s Armed Forces Day celebrations this year. The charity, which supports vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, is bringing together Service charities and organisations in the area, giving a platform to showcase the work they do within the local community.

The special event, which will take place on 1 July, is being supported by military charities and organisations including the RAF Police Association South Downs Branch, SSAFA, The Royal British Legion and the Sussex University Royal Naval Unit.

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Seeking Veterans in Croydon to help celebrate Armed Forces Day 2018

Are you an Armed Forces Veteran currently living in Croydon, or who has had previous links with the Armed Forces Community in the borough? Croydon Commitment is looking for veterans of any age who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to help them celebrate the start of Armed Forces Week on Monday 25 June 2018.

Croydon Commitment is a local charity that helps businesses achieve the best value and impact from business corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to benefit local people and the environment.

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UK Armed Forces Day Gala Dinner Charity Partner Announced

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is delighted to be announced as the Charity Partner of the Armed Forces Day Gala Dinner held by Conwy County Borough Council at Venue Cymru on Friday 29 June 2018.

SSAFA will be working with the council to support the Gala Dinner as well as other activities taking place in Conwy around Armed Forces Day.

This year, the National Armed Forces Day event will be held in Llandudno in Conwy County on Saturday 30 June 2018. The events will be a fantastic focal point for the UK to come together to acknowledge the hard work and sacrifice of those that serve.

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Stoll announces new funding to mark Armed Forces Day

Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans in the greatest need, has received £12,000 from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund to help promote independent living for ex-RAF servicemen and women. Alongside the housing Stoll provides, the charity offers a unique combination of health, wellbeing and employment support to vulnerable and disabled ex-Servicemen and women to help them live as independently as possible. Stoll will use the funding to support elderly and disabled Veterans and their dependents, enabling them to remain in the comfort of their own home. This includes providing domestic support such as helping with washing and cleaning.

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His First Tour was his Last

Severely wounded at 19, veteran Stephen Vause shares his story for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to honour the bravery and commitment of British Service personnel both past and present. At this time, we think of the veterans cared for by The Royal Star & Garter Homes and share their stories of sacrifice and courage. One soldier, Stephen, was just 19 when he was severely wounded on his first tour of duty in Iraq. Now 29, Stephen receives specialist care from The Royal Star & Garter Homes.

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