Articles from June 2017

New veterans' housing in Aldershot

New veterans’ accommodation

Stoll is building brand new accommodation in Aldershot for vulnerable and disabled veterans. The 34 homes are currently being built on Evelyn Avenue and will be available to rent from Spring 18. To be eligible for the housing, individuals must have served in the UK Armed Forces. The homes are […]

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Veteran's Gateway

Support for transitioning veterans

A new 24-hour service aims to help veterans access the support they need as they transition from military to civilian life. The Veterans’ Gateway, which is backed by £2 million in funding from the Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund, is designed to advise former servicemen and women on everything from […]

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Trooping the Colour Photo: The Household Division

Trooping the Colour commemorative cover

Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Parade ‘Trooping the Colour’ takes place on the 17 Jun 2017 and The British Forces Philatelic Service, in partnership with the Household Division Charity, has produced a commemorative cover to mark the event. This year it is the turn of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, who […]

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Conductors’ Parchment Ceremony

Two of the Army’s serving Warrant Officers are the latest in a long long line of senior soldiers stretching back nearly 700 years, to be presented with the Honourable and Ancient Appointment of Conductor. You have to go back to 1327 to the time of King Edward III when conductors […]

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Thousands of figurines will be created in memory of soldiers killed during the Battle of the Somme Photo: Shrouds of the Somme

Shrouds of the Somme

In order to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, an artist intends to stitch 72,396 shrouded figures to represent each of the British servicemen killed at the Battle of the Somme, whose bodies were never recovered. Planned for London in November 2018, the quarter of […]

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