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NEW REPORT ON AMPUTEE VETERANS FINDS FAILURES ACROSS THE NHS

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A new study is calling for a fresh approach to the care received by veterans who have lost limbs in the line of duty. Commissioned by the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) and amputee charity Blesma, The White Report has been authored by former Royal Marines Captain Jon White, who himself lost both legs above the knee and his right arm at his elbow after being injured by an IED in Afg...

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MEET THE CREW ROWING AROUND BRITAIN FOR FORCES CHARITY

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A group of rowers from Dorset is expecting to finish a remarkable adventure next week. The team of coastal rowers from Bournemouth Surf Boat Club set off from Mudeford Quay in Dorset on 7th May, with the aim of rowing around the UK in 110 days. Expedition leader Ellis Hagger said: “We initially investigated an Atlantic row, but the costs were prohibitive. However, thanks to extensive restoratio...

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EVENTS TO MARK VJ DAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A number of events are being planned across the country to mark the 70thanniversary of VJ Day (Victory in Japan Day) this coming weekend. VJ Day was the day on which the Second World War Allied forces announced the Japanese surrender, on August 15 1945. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: "It is important that we take this opportunity to pay tribute to the courage and fortitude of all those ...

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NEW SCHEME HELPS DEFENCE PERSONNEL SECURE PRIVATELY RENTED HOMES

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

One of the biggest upfront costs of moving into privately rented accommodation is the rent deposit, which is typically equivalent to four to six weeks’ rent. Usually, it will have to be paid alongside the first month’s rent paid in advance. Now, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced a new scheme that allows defence personnel to apply for a loan to meet the cost of a deposit on a new place...

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