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Cobseo at the RAF 100 flypast 2018

Just about everyone in the country by now should be aware the RAF is 100 years old this year. A relative youngest compared to the Royal Navy and the Army but nonetheless a vital component in Britain’s modern armed services. Whilst the sleek fighter aircraft get the admiring looks for the public and media photographers, we should not forget the essential and frequently unsung work undertaken by the RAF’s helicopters and transport squadrons, as well as the large cast of supporting specialists on the ground preparing people and planes for duty.

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Special Offer for Cobseo Members – ‘Pressure’ at the Ambassador Theatre

“D-Day, June 1944. The Allied forces led by General Eisenhower are poised to launch. 350,000 lives are at stake. The most important weather forecast of all time.

Book now to see Olivier Award-winner David Haig as Group Captain James Stagg, in the 5 star smash-hit, which plays at the Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Free glass of beer, wine or soft drink with every ticket! Quote ‘ARMED FORCES’ when booking over the phone on 020 7395 5405”

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Veterans Gather at Bomber Command Memorial to Honour 55,573 Fallen Airmen

More than 200 Bomber Command veterans and their families gathered to remember their fallen comrades at a service at Bomber Command Memorial in London’s Green Park on Sunday.

The annual service remembers the 55,573 airmen of Bomber Command who were killed during the Second World War and is held on the anniversary of the Memorial’s unveiling by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012. The service, led by Canon Brian Lucas, is organised by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity and guardians of the Memorial.

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Follow Armed Forces Day with the Forces Network

Broadcasting teams from the Forces Network will bring you coverage of Armed Forces Day on TV, radio and online on Saturday 30th June.

You can watch the National Event live from Llandudno on www.forces.net and take part in our live blog too as we cover events around the country.

Forces TV will be ‘Live from Llandudno’ with presenter Claire Sadler from 1100 to 1230hrs, with highlights at 1730hrs and on Forces News bulletin programmes.

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RBLI offers a home-from-home environment for Veterans needing care

Gavin Astor House, located within the Royal British Legion Village, is a high dependency nursing facility where 84% of residents have a military connection.

Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, Gavin Astor House offers single private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Residents are provided with a choice of meals and can take part in a wide selection of activities – the latest being a trip to Buckingham Palace!

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Eventmasters becomes a Scotty’s Business Hero to bereaved Armed Forces children

National corporate hospitality and events company Eventmasters is marching in time with Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

The company, with offices in both Birmingham and London, is set to help raise vital funds for the children’s Armed Forces charity.

Eventmasters managing director Denise Sheasby, said the business was thrilled to become one of the founder and primary members of newly-created Scotty’s Business Heroes arm.

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SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity in Test Valley arranges dream hot air balloon flight for terminally-ill Forces wife

Last year, SSAFA Test Valley were approached with a very special request from Army veteran Steve Kirk, who served in the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR). His terminally-ill wife, Marie, wanted to fulfil one of her bucket list dreams of flying in a hot air balloon before it was too late.

Knowing how much this would mean to the couple, the local branch of the Armed Forces charity sprang into action. SSAFA Caseworker Scott Campbell took the lead on this extra-special mission.

After arranging the funds required from PWRR Benevolent Fund, Scott personally upgraded the experience for Marie and Steve.

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Haig Housing Trust launches The Long Walk Home

In a call to arms with fellow Veterans charities we ask if you could promulgate the following through your website, social media and any other means of communication that will reach both Veterans and potential volunteers

Haig Housing has launched The Long Walk Home (TLWH), its fundraising pilgrimage to mark 100 years since the ending of World War One. The charity will take 100 Veterans walkers from across the UK to Ypres, Belgium where they will then walk the 100 miles from the Menem Gate to the Cenotaph in Whitehall, timing this to coincide with the National Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November.

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