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10th annual Soldiering On Awards congratulates first group of winners
10th annual Soldiering On Awards congratulates first group of winners
NEWS

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Family Values, Forces in Mind Trust Working Together and Defence Inclusivity Awards in the first Soldiering On Awards 2020 (SOA2020) virtual ceremony …

Life-changing injuries don’t have to mean giving up on the activities you love
Life-changing injuries don’t have to mean giving up on the activities you love
ARTICLES

Some Service men and women suffer life-changing injuries while serving in the Armed Forces. With so much change to come to terms with in every aspect of daily and family life, it isn’t surprising that many disabled veterans believe that they will never be able to participate in their favourite activities again. The impact that belief has on individuals who may have otherwise lived and breathed sport and fitness throughout their military careers cannot be underestimated.

£250,000 grant to support military during COVID-19 pandemic
£250,000 grant to support military during COVID-19 pandemic
NEWS

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) has provided SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity with a grant of £250,000 to support the military community during the COVID-19 pandemic …

£90,000 grant to support young people from Forces families
£90,000 grant to support young people from Forces families
NEWS

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) is providing SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity with a grant of £90,000 to support children in serving military families who have a disability and/or additional need …

Building a career beneath the waves
Building a career beneath the waves
ARTICLES

Austin Phillips and Richard Purdy – engineers from SMD, independent designer and manufacturer of work class and specialist subsea ROVs – tell us about the paths that led them to a career in subsea engineering …

Pall-Ex named Silver Employer by Ministry of Defence
Pall-Ex named Silver Employer by Ministry of Defence
NEWS

Pall-Ex has won the coveted Silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award from the Ministry of Defence for its support of the Armed Forces community. The logistics giant has actively supported ex-military personnel by providing jobs and training since signing the Armed Forces Covenant and achieving Bronze status in 2019.

Blackpool presents spectacular tribute for Battle of Britain anniversary
Blackpool presents spectacular tribute for Battle of Britain anniversary
ARTICLES

Blackpool has staged a spectacular tribute to mark the 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions making a publicly attended event impossible, the resort has released a special video compilation to mark this significant date.

How you can claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
How you can claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
ARTICLES

The coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every aspect of life. In April 2020, Veterans UK announced that the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), designed to compensate Armed Forces Personnel injured during service, had been shut down as a result of COVID-19. Fortunately, the closure was only temporary and the scheme has since reopened, and although they may experience a backlog in the short term, it is positive news that a scheme that helps so many is once again operational.

Forcesline: helping to combat isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Forcesline: helping to combat isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic
NEWS

SSAFA’s Forcesline, a free and confidential helpline for any member of the Armed Forces community in need, has seen an 80% increase in requests for befriending and support from those feeling isolated by lockdown.

Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
ARTICLES

In the second part of our new series on Enterprise Learning, Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE, CEO and Founder of X-Forces Enterprise and Chair of the Soldiering on Awards, tells us why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does. And, despite the current uncertainty we are experiencing, she tells us why Enterprise Learning should by no means be considered a luxury …

Books to mark Battle of Britain Day
Books to mark Battle of Britain Day
NEWS

Throughout the long, hot summer of 1940, thousands of aircraft from the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe fought a long and deadly battle for control of Britain’s skies and, ultimately, of Britain itself. Lasting from 10 July to 31 October, the 15 September marked a turning point in the battle and is now commemorated as Battle of Britain Day.

Free resources for children to mark Battle of Britain Day
Free resources for children to mark Battle of Britain Day
NEWS

The national celebration of Battle of Britain Day on 15 September is a major event, but how can you explain its significance to your children? Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of leading education resource creators PlanBee has all the answers …

Still delivering vital support to RAF bases
Still delivering vital support to RAF bases
ARTICLES

In the midst of challenging times for the whole world, SSAFA is delighted to be celebrating the positive news of its 30 years supporting the RAF community on base …

General Sir Mike Jackson voices renewed concerns over Army size
General Sir Mike Jackson voices renewed concerns over Army size
NEWS

The former head of the Army, General Sir Mike Jackson, has voiced renewed concerns about cuts to the size of the Army in a new podcast for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, for which he served as President from 2014 until April this year.

Reserves in the spotlight: Alexandra Hall
Reserves in the spotlight: Alexandra Hall
ARTICLES

Family war stories inspired Alexandra Hall (pictured) to join the Army Reserve

New memorial wall for Forces’ dead with no marked grave
New memorial wall for Forces’ dead with no marked grave
NEWS

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, Armed Forces’ charity PTSD Resolution has launched an online memorial wall for relatives to remember veterans of the UK Services in all wars who died without a known grave.

Almost half of Brits do not know what VJ Day is
Almost half of Brits do not know what VJ Day is
NEWS

As Victory in Japan Day is commemorated 75 years on, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is calling on the public to learn about the true end to the Second World War …

Stoll: new methods, same level of support
Stoll: new methods, same level of support
ARTICLES

Jordan Deacon (pictured above in the centre of the top row) came to Stoll in February 2019 after a decade in the Armed Forces. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, he was able to sit down for Stoll’s first case study interview done over Zoom, to tell his story of his time in the Forces, how he came to join Stoll, and his work with the Chelsea FC Foundation …

University recognised for commitment to Armed Forces community
University recognised for commitment to Armed Forces community
NEWS

York St John has been awarded Gold status from the MoD Employer Recognition Scheme …

Churchill granted Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award
Churchill granted Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award
NEWS

Soft services provider Churchill Group is delighted to announce that it has received the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award from the Armed Forces Covenant. Churchill signed the Covenant in August 2019 and was awarded Bronze status last year.

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