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  1. Family members of Suffolk Regiment WW1 soldiers sought for event

    By Jim Brown on July 3rd, 2018

    My message relates to 8 men of the The Suffolk Regiment who were mostly killed in action of the 8th October 1918 and are buried in Forenville Military Cemetery, near Cambrai in Northern France. There are another 90 or so men buried there from …

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  2. GP practices across the country to become 'veteran friendly'

    By Jim Brown on June 26th, 2018

    Doctors are signing up to become ‘veteran friendly’ under a new national scheme to improve medical care and treatment for former members of the armed services that has been backed by NHS England and the Royal College of GPs. Practices can qualify …

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  3. Miitary Parade ahead of Armed Forces Day

    By Jim Brown on June 15th, 2018

    The Sunset Ceremony, a traditional parade to signal the end of the day and the mounting of an overnight guard, will start at 6.25pm on Thursday 28 June, building towards a flypast by 3 Regt AAC’s Apache attack helicopters as the Union Flag is …

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  4. Serving Armed Forces - The Covenant

    By Jim Brown on May 24th, 2018

    Partners have been developing an e-learning programme to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant to various target audiences.  The next 2 modules aimed at Armed Forces personnel and Armed Forces families have been launched.  The modules …

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  5. Remembrance Day Soldier Silhouette Grants Programme

    By Jim Brown on May 18th, 2018

    To support planned First World War events or initiatives, constituted voluntary and community organisations, charities, schools, places of worship and community interest companies that are considering holding a local community event that brings …

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  6. Local Veterans Breakfast Clubs

    By Jim Brown on May 14th, 2018

    Informal get together for veterans and their spouses – positive engagement for all ages.  You never know who lives around the corner from you – time to find out. Ipswich (venue The Smock, Maidenhall Approach, Ipswich), first weekend of the month …

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  7. Suffolk First World War: Eve of Peace service

    By Jim Brown on May 10th, 2018

    Suffolk's main Drumhead Service commemorating the end of the centenary of the First World War will take place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Wednesday 7 November 2018. ‘Eve of Peace’ is wil be mixture of ceremonial, commemoration and …

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  8. Suffolk WW1 - Maritime Commemoration Event

    By Jim Brown on May 10th, 2018

    This event will take place on Sunday 7 October at the Memorial to the Royal Naval Patrol Service in Belle View Park, Lowestoft from 1pm to 4pm. The Parade and Dedication of Maritime Organisations and Societies commemorates the vast Maritime effort …

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  9. Job Centre Plus - Local Armed Forces Champions

    By Jim Brown on May 2nd, 2018

    Below is a list of Armed Forces Champions that are located in local Job Centre Plus offices around Suffolk. SITE   SITE SPOC Phone Number Email BECCLES Lisa Collins     BURY ST EDMUNDS Nicole …

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  10. Capel St Mary - War Memorial project

    By Jim Brown on April 28th, 2018

    In the 1920's when lots of communities were fundraising for War memorials, the residents of Capel St Mary village gave their donations to the local hospital supporting soldiers with injuries.  To mark the centenary of the ending of the First World …

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