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PM’S OFFICE CONCERNED OVER ‘FALSE CLAIMS’ AGAINST IRAQ WAR VETERANS

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

David Cameron’s official spokesperson has expressed concern over misconduct accusations levelled against UK armed forces veterans, which may be “fabricated” or “not justified.” According to the BBC, the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) has officially informed around 280 veterans they are under investigation. The organisation was set up to investigate allegations of abuse towards Iraqi civi...

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MILITARY COVENANT DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The role and effectiveness of the military covenant has been debated in parliament for the first time. The military covenant - also known as the armed forces covenant - was publically introduced in 2000, setting out the mutual obligations between the nation and its armed forces. However, it is not enshrined in law; the Guardian describes it as “an informal understanding, rather than a legally e...

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CURRENT AND FORMER SERVICE PERSONNEL NAMED IN NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The achievements of a large number of currently serving and ex-military personnel have been recognised in the Queen’s 2016 New Year Honours list. Falklands War veteran Simon Weston, who already held an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), was also awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in this year’s list. Mr Weston, who suffered horrific injuries on board the...

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BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT FORCES LEAVERS RECEIVE RECOGNITION

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The Prime Minister and Defence Secretary have presented awards to businesses that have made ‘an outstanding commitment to support the Armed Forces’. The awards ceremony took place at No. 10 Downing Street and recognised those employers who were outstanding at providing support, including jobs for ex-military. Winners received gold awards as part of the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition...

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CROSS DECK MAKE A PLEDGE TO THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT

over 3 years ago by Simon Osborne

Cross Deck’s pledge to the Armed Forces Covenant was registered today as we join around 800 companies that have also signed a document outlining how we’ll do everything in our power to assist Forces Leavers and Veterans. The Armed Forces Covenant is packed full of pledges from some of the country’s highest profile employers including Marks & Spencer, Jaguar Land Rover and Amazon UK. ­ “Signing ...

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THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CALLS FOR HELP FOR ILL VETERANS

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The Royal British Legion has called on the government to offer more support to veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome. It's believed possible that up 33,000 former soldiers are living with afflictions linked to serving in the Gulf, where operations began 25 years ago, and it is not known how to treat them, according to the charity. Symptoms include chronic fatigue, cognitive problems, muscle...

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR THE CIVILIAN JOB HUNT

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The start of a new year is always a good time to stop and take stock of your situation. If you’ve struggled to find jobs for ex-Forces in 2015, now might be a good point to take a step back, take a deep breath and re-evaluate your efforts. A good place to start is to go through your applications, rejections and any feedback you received over the past 12 months. You can often learn as much from ...

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