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May 2015

Vera Lynn Recalls VE Day

Vera Lynn Recalls VE Day

Dame Vera Lynn remembers the moment when the news of Germany's surrender and the end of the war in Europe was announced on 8th May 1945:

“When Churchill announced the unconditional surrender of Germany 70 years ago, I was amongst millions of people across the world that felt overwhelming relief and happiness that the war was finally over. I saw men and women, young and old, filling the streets to celebrate.

For some the war wasn’t quite over. Many were...

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May 2015

Charity Ball to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief

Charity Ball to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief

After the tragic events in Nepal following the recent and devastating earthquake, two supporters, Kiren and Cathy Sharma, owners of Gravity Personnel, are now working with ABF The Soldiers' Charity and the Gurkha Welfare Trust to help raise much needed funds specifically for Gurkhas affected by the disaster. Working with our friends at the GWT, we support the whole of the Gurkha community, both in the UK and in Nepal.

A Charity Ball is now being held, with all...

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May 2015

Disabled war veteran to take on 1,000 mile world record challenge

Disabled war veteran to take on 1,000 mile world record challenge

​Andy McIntosh, a 42 year old veteran of The Cheshire Regiment, will attempt to beat the world record for the fastest journey from John-O'-Groats to Land's End on an electric mobility vehicle. Commencing this challenge on May 5th 2015, Andy will be piloting a TGA Breeze scooter across the length of Britain over 16 days, in an effort to smash the old record of 24 days and nine hours.

Andy did 14 years of service seeing action in Bosnia, Iraq and Northern Ireland...

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November 2013

Celebrity Launch of Christmas Campaign “Celebrate our Soldiers”

Celebrity Launch of Christmas Campaign “Celebrate our Soldiers”

​Today, serving soldiers, veterans and celebrity supporters came together to launch “Celebrate our Soldiers” The ABF Soldiers’ Charity 2013 Christmas campaign. 

We are asking our supporters, the British public and celebrities to get behind every veteran and soldier, and show their support and appreciation, by telling us why they choose to celebrate our soldiers this Christmas.

Why is the campaign important?

According to the latest Ministry of...

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November 2013

Shearings holidays offer fantastic Battlefield Tours discounts for our supporters

Shearings holidays offer fantastic Battlefield Tours discounts for our supporters

​Our wonderful Corporate Partner, Shearings Holidays, have a fantastic offer for supporters of The Soldiers’ Charity who would like to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI by visiting the battlefields and monuments of both World Wars I and II, which shaped the 20th century and bear testament to those who bravely paid the ultimate price for peace. 

Book a Shearings 2014 Battlefield Tour or river cruise between today and 30th November and receive a discount...

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