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Spotlight on the Finalists for the Forces in Mind Trust Working Together category in the Soldiering On Awards!

This week we are delighted to congratulate Battling On CIC, Cobseo Housing Cluster and Nick Wood from York St John University – our wonderful finalists for the Forces in Mind Trust Working Together award category, sponsored by Forces in Mind Trust.

Ray Lock, Chief Executive of Forces in Mind Trust said “The Soldiering on Awards are a great way to acknowledge the achievements of those who serve in, and support, the Armed Forces Community.

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A secret mission to Oman leads to holidays on the South Coast

For former WRAF nurse Ann Simons of Peterborough, a secret mission to Dhofar in Oman, was so covert she had no idea her service meant she should be awarded a medal.

The honour came to light when Ann finally spilled the beans about the top secret trip to lifelong friend and former RAF colleague Squadron Leader Trishia Welsh, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch. Trishia investigated further and discovered Ann should have been presented with the General Service Medal, with the Dhofar Clasp.

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Soldiering On Awards 2018 Finalists Reception

Last night saw the 2018 award finalists gather together for a special celebratory reception held at the House of Lords.

The evening’s host, Soldiering On Awards President, General the Lord Dannatt, welcomed 170 guests, including our 41 finalists along with their nominators, to the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the Palace of Westminster.

Speaking during the event, Lord Dannatt praised all the finalists. “Now into its eighth year, the Soldiering On Awards exists to unite all of our community, together in a common purpose. Our aim is to recognise the achievements of the entire diverse group of people who have served their country, including our Reserve Forces and Cadets.”

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RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity and Walking With The Wounded become first UK Charities to receive Call of Duty Endowment Seal of Distinction Awards

The Call of Duty™ Endowment (“the Endowment”) is proud to announce the selection of RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity and Walking With The Wounded as the first UK recipients of the Call of Duty™ Endowment Seal of Distinction, the standard of excellence in the veterans’ employment sector. Winners each receive a $30,000 unrestricted grant and the opportunity to apply for additional funding, advice, and support.

“Meaningful employment is the single most important way to ensure that service members successfully transition back to civilian life,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment.

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Spotlight on the Finalists for the Healthcare and Rehabilitation category in the Soldiering On Awards!

This week we are delighted to congratulate Defence Medical Welfare Service, Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education, Dr Aamer Khan: Back On Track, and Military and Police Support (MAPS) – our inspiring finalists for the Healthcare and Rehabilitaiton award category, sponsored by Redwood Technologies Group.

Martin Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director, Redwood Technologies Group said: “Redwood Technologies Group is delighted to continue as sponsor of the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Award for 2018.

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Give Us Time supporter, Chris Grech, a Maltese National, has been shortlisted for the International Award at the 2018 Soldiering On Awards!

Give Us Time is thrilled that one of its long-time supporters, Chris Grech, has been shortlisted for the International Award, at the Soldiering On Awards, which will be decided in April this Year.

Chris, a Maltese National, has been supporting Give Us Time since 2014, donating accommodation at the Balkan Jewel Resort in Bulgaria to British Service families in need of respite and recuperation.

When Chris Grech heard about the charity Give Us Time, formed to meet the needs of Service families, he offered to run a pilot group holiday: a week at the Balkan Jewel Resort in March 2015.

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Chris Williams OBE presented with Francis Elkin Award

On Friday 24th November at the Royal Yachting Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony, Chris Williams OBE was presented with the 2017 Francis Elkin Award recognising his work as founder and Chairman of The Gwennili Trust, a voluntary organisation which provides offshore crewing opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities.

The Francis Elkin Award is presented each year to an individual who has made a significant contribution in time, effort and personal endeavour to enable people with disabilities to become involved in sailing. Chris was selected as a winner by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel.

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Defence Medical Welfare Service enters 2018 as a finalist in three prestigious awards

DMWS is delighted to announce that the charity has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards in two categories, and The Charity Film Awards.

The Soldiering On Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country, and the diverse people and groups who work together in support of the Armed Forces Community. Soldiering On Awards President and Vice President and co-Chairs of Judges, General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL and Debra Allcock-Tyler, led a distinguished panel of judges to assess the entrants in each award category.

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Spotlight on the Finalists for Lifetime Achievement category in the Soldiering On Awards!

Each week in the run up to Awards night on the 20th April, we will be showcasing the Finalists in each of the 12 Soldiering On Awards categories.

Follow the link below to see the amazing Finalists in the Lifetime Achievement Award category.

With our congratulations to Neil Deaville, Capt Colin Macnab and Neil Bettison for your outstanding achievements!

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Deptherapy shortlisted for prestigious Military Award

Scuba Diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education is honoured to announce that the charity has been shortlisted as a Finalist for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards.

Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education is shortlisted in the Healthcare & Rehabilitation category. Sponsored by Redwood Technologies Group, this Award will be given ‘in recognition of a person or team who have made a major contribution in the treatment of ill health or injury, or provided exceptional skill and commitment to healthcare treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of serving and former members of the Armed Forces Community.’

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