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‘You never know what they can do for you’ – RAF veteran opens up about how charity supported him after being medically discharged

For aircraft technician Graham it was his childhood dream to serve in the Royal Air Force, but this dream turned into a nightmare when his own medical discharge and then his wife’s end of service left the couple facing homelessness.

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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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RAF youngster to perform coin toss at Wimbledon Ladies’ Final

Eleven-year-old Tia Carter will represent the Royal Air Force and the RAF Benevolent Fund when she takes part in the Coin Toss Ceremony on Centre Court on Saturday, 14 July.

Tia and the RAF Benevolent Fund were nominated by the Wimbledon Foundation, the official charity of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the Championships to mark the centenary of the RAF and the longstanding relationship between the Armed Forces and Wimbledon.

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No defence for abuse: a strategy to tackle domestic abuse within the defence community

This defence wide strategy aims to reduce the prevalence and impact of domestic abuse and increase the safety and wellbeing of all those affected.

As an employer, defence has a moral and legal duty of care for our personnel. But we also recognise a responsibility that extends beyond that, as articulated in the Armed Forces Covenant, that those who serve or have served, and their families, should be treated fairly.

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The Veterans’ Gateway records over 10,000 enquiries as it celebrates its first year in service

The Veterans’ Gateway, the 24-hour service that helps former service men and women to navigate their new lives as civilians, has recorded over 10,000 enquiries and 183,420 website users since its launch, one year ago yesterday, 5th July 2018.

Designed to offer a one stop shop through which veterans can access advice on a vast range of areas, from housing to health concerns, the Veterans’ Gateway has seen over 37,000 click throughs to external sites, with the majority of users requesting advice on finance.

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Interesting article by @CompaniesHouse on social media and digital channels: companieshouse.blog.gov.uk/2018/09/21/our… #socialmedia #digital #CompaniesHouse

By @Cobseo 1 hour ago