All Arms Fest 2019, “Yorkshire Wartime Experience Grounds”, June 14th – 16th.

On 14th to 16th June 2019 the inaugural All Arms Festival (AAF) will be held in the Yorkshire Wartime Experience grounds on Hunsworth Lane at BD19 4DT

The AAF format is based on the Company/Squadron/Ship smoker.

You will meet up with old friends and make many new ones. Those stories that you have from your service-life did not stop when you left, you will make new ones at these fests.

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The Strategy for our Veterans UK Government Consultation

STRATEGY FOR OUR VETERANS – UK GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION

In November 2018, the Strategy for our Veterans was published by the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, recognising that Veterans are supported by public services and are integrated into communities across the UK.

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Generic Flyers now available in the Shop.

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The recently arrived Generic A5 Flyers are now available in the Shop at a cost of ten pence per flyer plus postage and packaging.

Please contact Emlyn to order some: infotech@afvbc.net

Isle of Wight AFVBC Founder, Roger Lyness, wins Mayors New Years Honour.

In October 2017 the first Isle of Wight Armed Force and Veterans Breakfast Club was launched, being a small island we had to do it differently and our difference was a breakfast cooked by volunteers and a space just for us. The founder of the club Roger Lyness wanted the club to be special, with limited resources on the Isle of Wight for Veterans and serving personnel it had to be a place to bring back that feeling of family. Our motto of Breakfast, Brew and Banter holds true, and certainly there is lots of banter especially when watching the Army and Navy !Read More

We need your help to raise funds in Weoley Castle Birmingham.

After the success in 2018, We will be doing Armed Forces Day in Weoley Castle Birmingham again this year.
Saturday 29th June 2019
We need your help to raise the funds to cover, road closures , insurance ect.
If you can help please do, every penny counts.
The Facebook Address will take you to the
Armed Forces Day Birmingham 2019
It is a public Page.
There is also a link on the page to our Just Giving Page.
Anyone who like to help is welcome.
Please get in touch with Paul Brown
bcfc091@msn.com
Pictures as from last year’s event.

“Models for Heroes” have sessions in the West Midlands.

I am a volunteer for the charity Models for heroes. we are a charity that offers scale model building sessions as way of therapy for armed services men and women who may suffer from the effects of PTSD. I have managed to secure a venue and date for the first West Midlands session on the 26th of January 2019 here at my employers West midlands Fire Service HQ. Can ask if you could let any veterans who may be interested in this know about the session? All the information needed is in the attached poster publicising the event. If you have any questions feel free to ask or call my mobile on: 07889 190 310

Many thanks

Ben Scarborough
Digital Graphic Designer
Marketing, Corporate Communications
West Midlands Fire Service
0121 380 6388
ben.scarborough@wmfs.net

“Making West Midlands Safer, Stronger and Healthier”

“Our Wilton is an exciting new project run by Our Enterprise and the project’s other founding partners…..”

Our Wilton is an exciting new project run by Our Enterprise and the project’s other founding partners, Redrow Homes and the Wilton Community Land Trust (CLT), and has been led by Operations Manager, Sue van Leest. It represents a significant innovation in enabling developers and the local community to work together to achieve regeneration and attract significant social investment. So far, Our Wilton has attracted over £10 million in grants and investment.

The programme at Our Wilton is a residential one, for ex-military personnel who want to secure their future and accelerate their access to opportunity. Through undertaking work, paid study or setting up a business, they will gain the help and practical experience they need to maximise their future prospects. Early service leavers are also fully eligible. The programme therefore represents an entirely flexible approach with a practical focus on real-world opportunities and learning, tailor-made to the individual.

The veterans’ development consists of 44 high-quality serviced residential apartments, a café and a training suite. The apartments offer heavily discounted rents, providing those on the programme with affordable homes within a supportive community setting. All residents will be given the opportunity to participate fully in the programme’s training and career development opportunities.

The veterans’ apartments, community café and training suite will open in late Spring 2019 and the enterprise hub is planned for a mid-2019 opening.

A number of organisations are working with Our Wilton to deliver the project, one of the groups which has had the most positive impact on the Our Wilton journey has been the Salisbury Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club.

Just over two years old and with over 140 members, the group continues to grow and provide an essential range of advice, support and future referral pathway to ensure the success of the Our Wilton project. The Wilton Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club will work closely with the Salisbury branch to deliver a complimentary offer to veterans in the area.

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