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Photocall in Stirling – Poppy Cascade from Wallace Monument to remember Arras fallen

Media Invite/Photocall: Tuesday, 16th May 2017, at 11am – Tens of thousands of poppy petals to cascade down from Wallace Monument. Poppyscotland will release 46,000 Poppy petals from the top of the National Wallace Monument, in Stirling, to commemorate the end of the Battle of Arras. At precisely 11am on 16th May, the poppies will fall with each petal representing a Scottish soldier who lost their life or were wounded during the conflict.

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Updates from the Forces Welfare Media Team

The Forces Welfare Media Team has been in the South West, finding out how the RFEA has helped a former Royal Marine into a rewarding civilian job with a demolition firm in Plymouth.

They’ve also filmed with two charities that have been helped by grants from the Royal British Legion. The team joined veterans and servicemen and women leaving the forces as they learned building and decorating skills with Building Heroes and braved chilly Cornish waters for a day at the beach with Surf Action and a group of forces families.

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Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Honours Outstanding Supporters at annual awards ceremony

Award winners at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s fifth annual Awards ceremony held on April 20 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

Last night the RAF Benevolent Fund held its annual Awards ceremony at the Royal College of Surgeons in London to celebrate and honour its supporters, donors and volunteers for their remarkable contributions.

The Awards, kindly sponsored by Lockheed Martin UK, were compered by famous voiceover artist and aviation enthusiast Peter Dickson.

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Forces Welfare Media Team – Update

The SSVC Forces Welfare Media Team have been busy reporting from schools, playing fields and even from the back of a fire engine.

In Bradford, reporter Dave McCann has been filming veterans from the Skillforce charity who deliver courses to students. He’s also been investigating how the pupil premium works in a school in North Yorkshire.

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Soldiering On Awards announces 2017 winners

The 2017 Soldiering On Award winners were announced on Friday 24th March at the Black Tie Dinner and Awards ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London in the presence of the charity’s patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC.

550 Guests attended the Awards, hosted by award-winning journalist Angela Rippon and former Royal Marine medic Cassidy Little, the Awards ceremony recognized 46 finalists in 10 categories, naming each category winner.

The evening, opened by Soldiering On CEO Anne Donoghue, commenced with a minute’s silence in remembrance of PC Keith Palmer, formerly of the Royal Artillery, and all those killed and injured on the 22nd April.

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Soldiering On Awards – Points of Light award

An officer in the RAF has founded a remarkable awards programme providing recognition to our Armed Forces.

Tal Lambert MBE is the founder and Chair of the Soldiering On Awards, an awards programme that provides national recognition for the outstanding achievements of members of the UK’s Armed Forces.

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