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AF&V Launchpad founders recognised for award by Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May has recognised David Shaw CBE and Ken McMillan MBE with the Points of Light awards for setting up AF&V Launchpad, an organisation working with former service-people to make a successful transition back into civilian life.

In 2013 they created ‘AF&V Launchpad’ with co-founder Nick Tubbs, to help veterans struggling to make the transition to civilian life to find a home and gain the skills necessary to find a good job.

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity CEO Robert Robson has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours

Robert joined the RNRMC in September 2008 as Chief Executive Officer, a move which he says brought him back “home”, having previously served as a warfare officer in the Royal Navy in the 1980s. After a 20 year “interim” stint with Barclays, which took him all over the UK and Europe, he took the helm of the Charity at the beginning of the voyage of discovery that awaited.

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94 year old Poppy volunteer receives New Year honour

After 64 years of fundraising for leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland, Janet Gillespie has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours.

Mrs Gillespie spent more than 60 years as the Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser for Crossmichael and Parton in Dumfries and Galloway, having begun selling poppies in 1952. In addition to ensuring her local area always had poppies and tins each November, Janet also opened her garden to the public to show off a mass of snowdrops, raising even more for Poppyscotland in the process.

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