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60 years after the Largest British Nuclear Test: Medal Recognition Campaign

The BNTVA is campaigning for the UK Government to award a medal to the UK personnel who participated in the Nuclear Testing programme around the world.
Help get the recognition these Veterans deserve for the sacrifices they made for their country.
The British Nuclear Test Veterans Association (BNTVA) is the premier UK Charity representing all people who have worked with or alongside radioactive material for the benefit of this nation.

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US and UK blind veterans to take part in week-long exchange in Wales

Blind military veterans from the US will head to Wales to join national sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK for an exchange week beginning on Sunday (20/05).

Members of the US organisation the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) will be visiting Britain through an exchange programme between the Association and Blind Veterans UK called Project Gemini.

Now in its eighth year, Project Gemini enables Blind Veterans UK and the BVA to share experiences and knowledge about matters such as blind rehabilitation and readjustment training, vision research and adaptive technology for the blind. This year the group will be based at the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno.

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WWTW are celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018 and it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate our working together…

From working in partnership with NHS Liaison & Diversion Teams, to embedding our Employment Advisors within the NHS TILS (Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service) – Walking With The Wounded relies on its collaboration with the NHS in order to provide wrap-around care for those who struggle after leaving the military.

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Highlights video of 2018 Soldiering On Awards

See the highlights video from the 2018 Soldiering On Awards which took place in the presence of Awards Patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC.

Join us once again in congratulating all of our amazing Awards Winners.

Our thanks go to Jeremy Vine and Vicki Michelle MBE for being such fabulous hosts for the evening and to Carly Paoli for her outstanding performance including a special tribute to RAF 100.

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Why you should consider being coached into a second career

Matt Driver and Phil Hayes, Coaches at Management Futures, explain how coaching can prepare you for your working life after leaving the Armed Forces.

Coaching is vital to a successful transition. Leaving the military and starting a civilian career is a huge change, involving more than swapping jobs: you need to find new purpose and decide your next steps. Many Service leavers apply for jobs without fully thinking about the impact, ending up in unfulfilling careers. Coaching helps you gain clarity of thought and action, so you make the right career choice.

At its heart, coaching is a speaking and listening exercise.

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OA Awards Prize to RAF Cadet for Outstanding Charity Work

OA’s Chief Executive Officer, Lee Holloway, was delighted to present Flying Officer Carla Robinson with the charity award at RAF Cranwell’s Graduation Dining-In Night on Friday 4th May 2018.

The OA provides the ‘Work in the Community’ award in recognition of the work carried out by cadets supporting a charitable cause, whilst undergoing officer training at RAF College Cranwell.

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22nd May 2018: OA Webinar – How to get the most out of 1-2-1 career consultations

Join us to learn how to get the most out of career consultations.

Ashka Raval and Clive Lowe of the Officer’s Association will discuss the aims of a career consultation and how to maximise their effectiveness based on extensive practical experience.

Ashka is the Recruitment Manager at the Officers’ Association and has extensive experience of recruitment across a variety of sectors, specialising in social media recruitment, and Clive is a Career Consultant at the Officers’ Association with over 1000 clients.

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24th May 2018: Financial Services Masterclass – London

If you’re interested in a career in Financial Services and want to get expert advice on how to tailor your CV, then this is the workshop for you.

In Partnership with Wellington Wealth Management, this workshop has a goal of providing service leavers interested in a career in financial services with practical insight, insider knowledge and top tips on how to put yourself ahead of the competition.

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Injured Afghanistan war veteran takes on Nuclear Races for Military Charity

A former Para, who lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan, is taking on the Nuclear Rush this May to support Military Charity Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.

Michael Lewis, 34, from Northampton, will battle a 7k muddy obstacle course at Nuclear Races, Brentwood to say thanks for the help Blesma provided him after he lost his right leg.

In 2008, Michael was serving with 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan, when Michael and his platoon were engaged by the Taliban and during an intense fire-fight Michael was hit by friendly fire in his right leg, left knee, left arm and helmet. The blast led to the amputation of Michael’s right leg below the knee and he has lost some of the use in his left arm.

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