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June 2015

Salute our Soldiers for Armed Forces Day!

Salute our Soldiers for Armed Forces Day!

Show your support for our soldiers this Armed Forces Day and #saluteoursoldiers!

Armed Forces Day is a chance for the public to show their support and gratitude for the men and women of our Armed Forces community: from serving troops (both Regular and Reserve) to veterans, families, and cadets. The national event takes place in Guildford on Saturday 27th June this year and will mark the culmination of a week of celebrations, which begins on Monday 22nd with the...

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June 2015

Visiting 3 SCOTS in Cyprus

Visiting 3 SCOTS in Cyprus

In the oppressive heat, Capt Walker shows me round the buffer zone - the UN patrolled space between the disputed Turkish North and Greek Cypriot South of the island.

It's a corridor of old grandeur - people fled during the unrest in the 1970s and many buildings have been frozen in time - their glassless windows hollow-eyed observers of the conflicted space.

After the tour, I speak to some of the soldiers and officers from 3 SCOTS (The Black Watch) telling them...

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June 2015

Charity Ball raises £30K for Gurkhas & their families in Nepal

Charity Ball raises £30K for Gurkhas & their families in Nepal

​A recent Charity Ball held in support of Gurkhas and their families who have been affected by the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal has raised over £30,000.

Held at the Reading Hilton and hosted by former Reading FC captain Ady Williams, the event was raising money for the work of ABF The Soldiers' Charity and our friends at the Gurkha Welfare Trust, who are working tirelessly to help those affected by the earthquake. Nearly 250 guests, including serving Gurkha...

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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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