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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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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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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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Forces Radio BFBS Now on DAB+ in the UK

Forces Radio BFBS, the ad-free broadcaster which entertains, informs, connects and champions the British Forces community, launched on DAB+ in the UK this morning.

Station favourites such as X Factor finalist, Jay James, and award-winning presenter, Hal Stewart, are part of the station line-up with their highly energetic, fun-packed music and entertainment radio programme, ‘The Big Show’.

Former Magic co-host, Verity Geere, and forces favourite, Richard Hatch, are now waking up the nation with their breakfast show every weekday morning on DAB+.

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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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From the Army to HSBC, by Angus Hutchinson

Angus Hutchinson, Global Training Manager, Commercial Banking at HSBC, shares his transition journey experiences and insights.

Tell me about your military career
I spent 18 years in the Royal Horse Artillery as a field gunner, leaving as a Major in 2002. While serving I was seconded to various training roles, including as a platoon commander at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and senior officer for artillery at the Combined Armed Tactics Course for majors.

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OA Shares Weekly Career Advice Across BFBS Radio

Officers’ Association (OA) Career Consultants will give employment and transition advice to Service Personnel on Armed Forces radio.

Every week, Chris Kaye, a presenter on the radio station for Catterick Garrison, will discuss with an OA Career Consultant a different aspect of starting a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. Upcoming topics include coping with the challenge of transition; preparing for interviews and networking. The interview will then be shared across the whole British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) network.

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*Soldiering on Awards 2018 – Finalists Announced!*

On 10th January 2018, we announced our 43 amazing Finalists for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards from all areas of the UK and all walks of life. Each Finalist will be represented at a special Finalists reception at the House of Lords and will go forward to the Awards Night on the 20th April.
The 2018 Awards include three new Business Award categories in partnership with X-Forces, recognising the exceptional accomplishments of former members of the armed forces in the business community.

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Soldiering On Awards announce Finalists for 2018 Awards

10th January 2018 sees the announcement of 43 amazing Finalists for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards from all areas of the UK and all walks of life. All will go forward to Awards Night on the 20th April.

Soldiering On Awards President and Vice President and co-Chairs of Judges, General the Lord Dannatt and Debra Allcock-Tyler along with their distinguished panel of Awards Judges are delighted to announce the Finalists in each award category; chosen from an outstanding selection of nominations received.

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