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THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CALLS FOR HELP FOR ILL VETERANS

almost 3 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 3 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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KEY AREAS TO CONSIDER WHEN MAKING THE TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE

almost 3 years ago by Simon Osborne

Making the transition from a military to civillian life can be a difficult and challenging time for Forces Leavers. There are many things to consider, but some of the key areas are: Employment It is important to think about what you want to do long-term and to weigh up whether this is a realistic option. It is certainly a good thing to have a dream job or career in mind but it’s usually sensibl...

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PRINCE WILLIAM PAYS TRIBUTE TO WW1 VC RECIPIENTS

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

HRH Prince William has paid tribute to servicemen who were awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War. The Duke of Cambridge laid a wreath and unveiled a number of memorial stones during a special service at Birmingham’s Hall of Memory. The ten stones are the first of a total of 627 commissioned by the Government. Over the course of five years, the stones will be laid around the British ...

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INVESTMENT BANK J.P. MORGAN OFFERS EX-MILITARY INTERNSHIPS

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

he US-based investment bank J.P. Morgan is reinforcing its commitment to ex-military recruitment by offering two internship programs for forces leavers in the New Year. These will be based in London and Bournemouth. J.P. Morgan was the first US Investment Bank to sign the British Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, which operates on the principles that the armed forces community should not face di...

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NATIONWIDE HOSTS NEW INSIGHT DAY FOR EX-MILITARY TALENT

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Nationwide Building Society is continuing to reinforce its commitment to providing jobs for ex-military personnel in the New Year with a New Insight Day on January 14. The event will be held in Swindon, where the financial institution has its headquarters. The focus will be on careers in project management, and attendees will have the opportunity to talk to former service personnel who have joi...

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NEW BOOK REVEALS THE STRUGGLES OF VETERANS WITH PTSD

about 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift that’s inspirational and important rather than frothy and fun, you could do worse than take a look at ‘Aftershock: The Untold Story of Surviving Peace’. Written by journalist Matthew Green, who spent time embedded with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the book provides an often harrowing account of the difficulties faced by former combatants looking to make...

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BRIAN BLESSED LENDS HIS SUPPORT TO “WALKING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” EVENT

about 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Actor Brian Blessed has thrown his considerable weight behind a campaign to help homeless forces veterans over the Christmas period and beyond. Walking Home For Christmas is a campaign from the charity Walking With The Wounded that aims to help veterans who don’t have a home to walk to this Christmas. The annual event, which runs until Boxing Day, encourages participants to walk home from work ...

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MEDICS BEAT MARINES IN CHARITY RUGBY MATCH

about 3 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

about 3 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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