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Lieutenant General Sir Gary Coward appointed as Chairman of SSAFA

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, announces Lieutenant General Sir Gary Coward KBE CB as newly appointed Chairman of Council.

Sir Gary was initially commissioned into the Royal Artillery, serving in Germany and Northern Ireland. He trained as a pilot in 1978 serving in Germany, Hong Kong, Brunei and the UK, transferring to the Army Air Corps in 1983. As a Staff Officer, he has held posts on the British Army Staff in Washington, the Directorate of Army Aviation, the UN Protection Force in Sarajevo and the Chiefs of Staff Secretariat in the MOD. He commanded C Flight AAC in Brunei, 656 Squadron AAC in the UK and 1 Regiment AAC in Germany and the Balkans.

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Families in Scotland encouraged to share their posting experience with AFF

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is calling on Army families in Scotland to take part in their latest survey to help inform them about the issues families face and any unique circumstances a Scottish posting poses.

Families’ feedback will help to shape the charity’s upcoming Scotland roadshow, which takes place on 23 March in Kinloss.

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Forces in Mind Trust – Invitation to Sector Briefing in Portsmouth or Andover

On 30th and 31st March 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) will be holding two briefing sessions in the South of England with the choice of Portsmouth (30th) or Andover (31st). The aim of these sessions is to help the Armed Forces Community, the Services Charities sector, and other key stakeholders and interested parties understand how FiMT can support ex-Service personnel, and their families, during their transition from military into civilian life.

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Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds – support for Ex-Service Personnel

Former Corporal, Daniel Grobler (who lives in Newbury, Berkshire), is encouraging other Ex-Service Personnel to get support if they feel they’re suffering from mental health issues, as we draw closer to ‘Blue Monday’.

Blue Monday (Monday 16th January 2017) is a name given to a day in January reported to be the most depressing day of the year, and for many former military personnel this will be a tough time of the New Year.

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