Awards Judges have reviewed the nominations for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards.

The Soldiering On Awards independent panel have deliberated over the many nominations received across 12 Awards categories including 3 new business awards in partnership with X-Forces.

Soldiering On Awards President and Co-Chair of Judges General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL said, “The Soldiering On Awards enable all areas of our community to come together and recognise outstanding achievements in support of the Armed Forces Community. What a privilege to have judged the Awards winners from such a rich list of nominations – all winners in their own way!”

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Wiltshire Based Veteran Leads New Campaign to Highlight OA’s Work

Bryony Fuller, one of the first female officers to graduate from RAF College Cranwell, is leading a new campaign encouraging Service leavers and their dependants to contact the OA for assistance should they need advice or financial help.

The Wiltshire based former officer broke her neck, back and spinal cord after she fell down the stairs, an accident that left her paralysed on the floor for 30 hours. Bryony spent 12 weeks in the Intensive Care Unit followed by nine months recovering on a spinal injury ward.

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Interview with Sophie Maynard, Forces Media Academy Student

The OA spoke to Sophie Maynard about studying Creative Media Production.

Tell me about your Service history
I joined the Royal Navy in November 2014, and became a Warfare Officer. I left as a Sub Lieutenant in October 2017.

What is the Forces Media Academy?
The Academy is for Service leavers and veterans wanting to work in the media, including television, film, radio, digital and marketing. It launched in September 2017 and offers a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Creative Media Production.

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Join BFBS at a free live recording of Damn the Torpedoes Xmas Special

Forces Radio BFBS is recording a brand new Xmas Special of the multi award-winning military-themed comedy sketch show, Damn the Torpedoes.

The live 90-minute performance is on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30pm at the RADA Studios in London, and will be made into a half-hour Xmas Special for broadcast at Christmas.

Get set to hear hilarious skits throwing a spotlight on the comic side of service life, as ‘famous’ voices weave implausible plots and mimic military jargon.

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Soldiering On Awards judging panel met on 22nd November to review nominations

The judges have deliberated on 22nd November to decide upon the shortlist of this years Soldiering On Awards Finalists. Look out for next week’s Cobseo news for full details regarding our illustrious independent panel of judges, the Finalists categories and further updates regarding the announcement of Finalists which will take place on the 10th January 2018.

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Veteran Carl Marsh sets up his own businesses

An Army veteran from South Wales has set up two businesses after being the 100th wounded, injured and sick veteran to attend a self-employment course funded by Help for Heroes.

Carl Marsh, of Llantwit Major, South Wales has launched a celebrity interview website and a swimming instruction business thanks to support from the military charity.

He left the Army in 2010 after 12 years of service and one tour in Northern Ireland before he suffered a spinal injury and seven other health related issues which lead to him being medically discharged.

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Left Right Left magazine Christmas Armed Forces appeal launched

Left Right Left, the new military memories supplement inside of resettlement magazine, Pathfinder International, has launched a festive campaign for relatives of loved ones away in the Armed Forces over the Christmas period, in which they can send in their messages of good will.

The campaign entitled “Jingle Comms – Festive messages for the Forces” will see Left Right Left ask for family members of serving troops to submit their messages of support for personnel away on operations or detachments over the festive period.

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Blind Veterans UK comment on corporate partner Monarch Airlines ceasing trading

Blind Veterans UK wishes to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the Monarch Foundation for their charity partnership over the last two years.

As well as supporting the charity by raising money through a number of events and on-flight collections, the airline and the charity teamed up to deliver ‘sighted guiding’ training into Monarch Airlines’ cabin crew training programme.

The training raised awareness of the difficulties faced by vision-impaired passengers when travelling and advised the crew how they could make travelling a better experience for blind customers.

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Soldiering On Awards nominations deadline extended by 3 days – to midnight Tuesday 3rd October, by popular demand!

Have you nominated someone you know who supports the Armed Forces Community?

Soldiering On Awards nominations were declared Open in July and we are delighted to see lots of nominations coming in.

Have you submitted your nomination for a deserving person, team or business yet? If not, get started now! Register your nomination on our simple on line nomination system here Soldiering On Awards Nominations Once registered you can revisit and update and amend your nomination until you decide it is completed and ready to submit.

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The deadline is in sight with a just 1 week to go! Soldiering On Awards Nominations Close 29th Sept – Have you nominated someone you know who supports the Armed Forces Community? 

Soldiering On Awards nominations were declared Open in July and we are delighted to see lots of inspiring nominations coming in; however, there is still time. Have you submitted your nomination for a deserving person, team or business yet?

Help to give them the recognition they deserve and get your nominations in now!

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Our Executive Members

The final Cobseo Executive Meeting of the year took place today. Members can expect an overview in the Weekly News……

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