Marion IL (USA) First Meet

“Today was a day I had been looking forward to for months. When I found out about AFVBC, I just knew we had to start this in our corner of Illinois. This morning did not disappoint. When I arrived at the Vault this morning several members were already seated. Seeing the smiles on their faces as they sat chatting over coffee felt amazing. We sat for a little over an hour, sharing stories and having a good time. More importantly we were making connections across generations. Veterans from four generations were sitting down together sharing their time and energy, and it was sublime. I don’t think I’ve stopped smiling since. We are all very much looking forward to the next breakfast. We are even planning some events for the summer, perhaps a few hours at local parks, spending time outdoors and a little barbequing of course. I encourage anyone thinking of starting their local AFVBC to jump at it right away!

Joesph Stanhill

Founder & Admin

Marion Illinois Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club “

“NEVER BEFORE has this happened………”

“WE ARE…….” The Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs.

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Shop very busy with mugs flying out the door…..

Although the Shop only opened last October stock choice is slowly increasing and it is beginning to become very popular.

Please consider buying from our Shop because the tiny amount of profit we make goes straight back into the Club by way of Insurance and software licensing.

Many thanks, Emlyn

website manager

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


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:

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

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