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MEDICS BEAT MARINES IN CHARITY RUGBY MATCH

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A team representing the Plymouth and Exeter Medical Schools has beaten the Royal Marines Rugby Team in the seventh annual Medics Rugby Challenge. The event, which was held at Rugby Union team Plymouth Albion’s ground The Brickfields, was in aid of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF), which supports serving and retired marines, injured veterans and their families. Last year, the medi...

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NEW CREDIT UNION LAUNCHED FOR ARMED FORCES

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A new credit union service has been launched that aims to provide an accessible and affordable source of credit for serving personnel. Credit unions are owned by their members, with no third-party shareholders. Three credit unions – PlaneSaver Credit Union, Police Credit Union and London Mutual Credit Union – will collaborate under the scheme to provide the best rates and services. The service ...

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D-DAY VETERAN RECEIVES FRANCE’S HIGHEST HONOUR ON 100TH BIRTHDAY

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Veteran tank commander Francis Denvir has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honour, for his role in the D-Day campaign. The centenarian, who came from Glasgow before moving to Ireland, was a sergeant in an Irish Guards armoured division. He landed in Normandy and took part in fighting throughout Northern France, in Belgium and the famous Battle of Arnhem in Holland, which was ...

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DIY SOS VETERAN AIMS TO SPREAD AWARENESS OF PTSD

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A former rifleman who recently appeared on a special edition of TV show DIY SOS is campaigning for greater awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD). Jack Lamb featured in the DIY SOS Homes For Veterans special, which saw a street in Manchester transformed into a veterans’ community. The ex-soldier found himself in the limelight after describing how he was shot by a sniper in Afghanista...

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BLIND VETERANS UK MARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Blind Veterans UK – the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Servicemen and women – marked its 100th anniversary this month with a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. Nearly 1,800 people attended the service, which celebrated the charity’s many achievements. These included more than 400 veterans who have been helped by the charity, as well as friends, family members and supporters...

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