Shropshire’s darkest day in 1916 marked by school children

Historic England has organised 15 schools within the Telford and Wrekin area of Shropshire to commemorate the Shropshire soldiers who lost their lives at the Somme on 14th July.

They have chosen the 14th July, as this was the blackest day in Shropshire’s military history. On this day, the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry lost 172 officers and men killed and 294 wounded, at the Battle of Bazentin Ridge.

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Royal Marines Band perform concert for 150 blind veterans in Brighton

Yesterday (13/07), more than 150 blind veterans and other guests were treated to a special performance from The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines at the Blind Veterans UK centre in Ovingdean.

The blind veterans, friends and family, and local dignitaries, listened the band perform many classics including Rule Brittania and Land of Hope and Glory. They were also treated to a Michael Jackson medley!

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The Soldiers’ Charity digs deep for support to HighGround

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has recently given a grant to HighGround to assist with the continuation of its Horticultural Therapy service for patients at Headley Court.

Anna Baker Cresswell, Development Director at HighGround said: “We are extremely grateful to The Soldiers’ Charity for their recent grant in support of HighGround’s Horticultural Therapy service for the DMRC’s patients at Headley Court. The Soldiers’ Charity has provided precious funding since the pilot started in February 2013, and the Horticultural Therapy service is now fully integrated into the range of rehab interventions available to clinicians at Headley Court for their patients.”

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Race stewarding qualification for wounded Armed Forces men and women at Silverstone

Wounded, injured and sick veterans have raced to new qualifications in race stewarding thanks to a partnership between Help for Heroes and Mission Motorsport.

In total, 17 wounded Armed Forces men and women attained a NVQ Level 2 qualification in Stewarding during a four-day course at the Silverstone British Formula 1 Grand Prix at the weekend, giving them grandstand views of Lewis Hamilton’s third victory in a row at Silverstone! The qualifications were part-funded by Help for Heroes who have granted more than £1million to Mission Motorsport, a charity which enables individuals to take part in a motorsport programme as part of their recovery.

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The ‘Rockettes’ Take On The Royal Marines Commando Challenge

The NFA has called themselves ‘The NFA Rockettes’ as their partners/husbands frequently refer to them as their ‘rocks’ in times of trouble. They have decided it’s time for them to join in the action and raise money for The Not Forgotten Association, an amazing charity which does so much for their loved ones.

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Absolutely fantastic! Many Congratulations!!!…

By @Cobseo 3 days ago