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August 2015

Response to letter in the Daily Express

Response to letter in the Daily Express

​A Ietter to the editor of the Daily Express in response to the following letter in the Daily Express, dated 18th August.

"Like the writer of your letter (John Priston, Lancing, West Sussex, 18th August 2015), we see a number of injured veterans who have taken up or renewed a sporting passion - some of them at a highly competitive level. These positive stories are testament to the resilience, courage and strength of our Armed Forces, as well as the support of...

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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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