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NHS Coronavirus Updates for the Armed Forces Community

31 March, 2020

  The NHS are now producing regular Coronavirus Updates for the Armed Forces Community, relevant for Service Personnel, Families and Veterans. The most recent version, dated 6 April , is at the link.        

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St. Modwen signs Armed Forces Covenant

St. Modwen has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a commitment to supporting those who serve, or have served in the military, and their families. The property developer has created a bespoke armed forces career pathway, providing employment opportunities and training courses to inspire members of the armed forces community to join the housebuilding and construction […]

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Veterans to get rail cards

​Military veterans will get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends, with a new railcard on sale from Armistice Day, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced this week Available from Armistice Day this year, the railcard will extend discounted train travel to the more than 830,000 veterans […]

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The 2019 Armed Forces Covenant Report published

The 2019 Armed Forces Covenant Report was published on 20 December.   The  report outlines how the Government has been fulfilling its responsibility to ensure the military community are not disadvantaged as a result of their service.   Key accomplishments for 2018/19 include the creation of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs to co-ordinate and drive government activity to support veterans, the introduction of flexible […]

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Konecranes Demag signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Lifting equipment manufacturer and service provider, Konecranes Demag UK Limited, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The company has made a commitment to support the Armed Forces community and recognise the contribution to society and business made by serving, reservist and veteran military personnel. As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, Konecranes Demag has pledged to promote a […]

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Help for Armed Forces families to become school admissions savvy

With over 76,000 children from Armed Forces families attending schools in England, additional help is at hand to support these families to navigate the school admissions process.   A new video, funded by Forces Connect South East and produced by Hampshire County Council, is now live, offering more detail on the steps Forces parents need […]

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Veterans ministers meet ex-forces personnel on first joint visit

Office for Veterans’ Affairs ministers Oliver Dowden and Johnny Mercer visited Salesforce to hear about how they support those who have served in the armed forces. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs ministers have met with ex-service personnel working at world-leading cloud software firm Salesforce, as they undertook their first engagement in post. Cabinet Minister Oliver […]

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2020 Soldiering on Awards

Now in their 10th year, the Soldiering On Awards recognise many truly inspirational people and teams; highlighting the outstanding achievements of current and former service men and women, their families and all those who support the Armed Forces Community.     Rt Hon Earl Howe PC, Awards Patron said: “Who can fail to be enthused […]

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