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Jeremy Vine and Angela Rippon to host 2017 Soldiering On Awards

The Soldiering On Awards is delighted to announce that BBC radio presenter Jeremy Vine and television journalist Angela Rippon OBE will host the 2017 Soldiering On Awards.

“This will be Jeremy’s second time and Angela’s first time to host the awards night,” said Chairman Wing Commander Tal Lambert MBE.

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Tesco armed forces recruitment event – limited places available

The Officers’ Association (OA) is working with Tesco as part of their recruitment drive aimed at former military personnel.

The UK’s biggest grocery retailer, Tesco, has launched a recruitment drive aimed at former military personnel, supported by the OA and Tesco’s own Armed Forces Network.

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New Forces in Mind Trust award: King’s College London to compare the mental health and treatment needs of UK veterans with those of the general population

A grant of £157,384 has been awarded to King’s College London (KCL), in partnership with the University of Liverpool, to evaluate whether the mental health and treatment needs of UK veterans, and their treatment outcomes, differ from those of the general population.

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New Mortgages Deal

Armed Forces personnel redeployed within the UK will now be able to rent out their homes without facing higher costs or having to change their mortgage.

This commitment from the majority of the UK’s high street banks and building societies is an extension to the offer made back in January 2016, which allowed service personnel posted overseas to rent out their homes at no extra cost.

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Service Pupil Premium- Guide

The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium in April 2011 in recognition of the specific and unique challenges children from Service families face.

The Ministry of Defence has now produced a booklet showing a selection of effective, creative and innovative ways in which both primary and secondary schools have used the available funding to support Service children.

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