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Published on 4 November 2019

So help the many small charities!

Britain’s biggest military charities have been accused of “hoarding money” whilst 100’s of smaller veterans organisations struggle to survive!   The nation’s ten biggest military charities have combined assets of £1.4bn and cash reserves of £275m.    The Royal British Legion, the wealthiest military charity, recorded a total income of £163.2m last year. Its reserves totalled £70m, about 40% of its annual income.   Th...

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Published on 12 October 2019

Government Seriously Failing Medically Discharged Veterans

A total of 36,696 service personnel have been medically discharged from the British military over the last two decades. Almost half of those surveyed said they were discharged without being given a diagnosis or treatment.   The Government is accused of "seriously failing" tens of thousands of military veterans who have been medically discharged from service.   An armed forces charity is calling for an independent review of the discharge process which was described as "ne...

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Published on 22 September 2019

War Veteran Lifeboat skipper quits RNLI

Anthony Kelly has quit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution because it has become gripped by political correctness and is ‘misleading’ the public. The pub and arcade business manager, who had been a member of the Skegness crew for 14 years said: ‘I have chosen to leave the institution as this culture needs exposing. If I were to do it from within, I would be sacked immediately for being disloyal.’ Last week The Mail on Sunday reported how the RNLI is spending millions...

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Published on 21 September 2019

Royal Navy veteran viciously attacked by gang of teenage thugs

Patrick Murphy, 77, was left black & blue when he was knocked to the ground in South Ham, Basingstoke when he was returning home from Lidl on Saturday night. The grandfather-of-four now says he's too afraid to venture out of his house at night. He said: "I heard a cyclist coming, so I went to move out of the way then suddenly it was ‘whack’ ‘whack’ ‘whack’ around the head. "Next thing I was on the floor and my shopping had gone." The thugs cycled off "laug...

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Published on 19 September 2019

WWII Heroes Who Died Liberating The Netherlands

British troops on route to Holland (Picture: PA). A Dutch town is granting unique honorary citizenship to 328 British soldiers who died fighting to free the Netherlands during the Second World War. Troops parachute from the sky in Operation Market Garden (Picture: PA). The special honour is being given to the men buried in Brunssum, to mark the 75th anniversary of the town's liberation. This comes as part of a series of memorial events held near Arnhem in...

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Published on 9 September 2019

PTSD Has 'Ripped Apart' My Circle of Friends

In his first interview as a minister, ex-Army officer Johnny Mercer, says he is "determined" to provide veterans with better support. Former Army captain Johnny Mercer has vowed to provide veterans with the "best mental health care in the world" after admitting post-combat stress "ripped apart" those he served with. As the newly appointed Veterans Minister, Mr Mercer, who served in Afghanistan with 29th Commando Regiment in the Royal Artillery, said veterans' care was "unacceptable" in Britain.&...

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Published on 4 September 2019

Veterans Prepare for Mount Kilimanjaro

Two ex-military men are preparing to climb up the highest mountain in Africa. James Rose and Darren Young will be part of a team of five. James lost both of his legs in an IED explosion in 2009 while Darren was medically discharged after 16 years with the RAF. The aim of the climb is to raise awareness for mental health. "Once you start getting mental health problems, you can’t really ignore that," James said. "It kind of takes over your life if you don’t control it." For Darre...

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Published on 7 August 2019

Thieves Strike Twice

WW2 veteran, 106, 'angry' as precious medals stolen in burglary again!   An elderley soldier who went into the garden to water his roses, walked back in to find his precious war medals had been stolen.   The theft at old soldier Leslie Stelfox's home in Milton Regis has shocked the local community.   Distressingly, it is the second time that he has been burgled in just five years!   In 2014, thieves took the same medals and a number of other belongings including a watch and c...

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Published on 29 July 2019

Felt So Alone

Veteran tried to end his life twice after being shunned by system — but was saved by a tweet SUFFERING a mental breakdown and crippled by spinal injury, ex-soldier Gary Weaving was wheeled out of hospital and dumped at a bus stop in his pyjamas. Hospital staff, who had packed his bag, did not give him any bus fare or even call his wife.   Gary Weaving, 42, was invalided out of the military with a damaged spine and PTSD    After he’d spent 45 minutes sobbing in the str...

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Published on 3 July 2019

Stiffer Sentences For War Memorial Vandals

Vandals who damage war memorials and graves in England and Wales could face up to 12 years in jail. The new sentences will take into account the impact on the community, as well as the financial cost of the crime. A commemorative bench dedicated to veteran was vandalised earlier in the year (Picture: Lincolnshire Police). Memorials including the Bomber Command monument in London are among several vandalised this year. There are over 100,000 war memorials in t...

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