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  1. Servest facilitiates Armed Forces pledge

    By Jim Brown on October 4th, 2017

    Suffolk based Servest a major facilities management company pledges support to the UK Armed Forces community by signing to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant https://www.servest.co.uk/servest-receives-armed-forces-covenant-award/  

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  2. Coastal Communities begin First World War project

    By Jim Brown on September 26th, 2017

    A group of residents on Suffolk's Deben Peninsula have began a local First World War heritage project to commemorate their fallen, served, homefront and how the area was used for training.  Villages in that area are encouraged to join in.  See …

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  3. Copdock Village commemorates First World War VC

    By Jim Brown on September 19th, 2017

    As part of the UK-wide intiative to recognise local First World War heroes, commemorative paving slabs have been laid in the towns/villages of the birth of local Victoria Cross winners.  The latest laid in Copdock Village near Ipswich. East Anglian …

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  4. Suffolk Mind Wellbeing Centre - Poppy Textile project

    By Jim Brown on September 4th, 2017

    Staff at Suffolk Mind's wellbeing centre - St Mary on the Quay - located behind Ipswich Waterfront have began a new project to commemorate for the First World War

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  5. Lowestoft First World War VC event

    By Jim Brown on August 20th, 2017

    A comemorative paving slab to honour Lowestoft's Skipper Thomas Crisp VC was unveiled to the public at an event on Sunday 20 August. This is the fifth First World War VC commemorative paving slab laid in Suffolk as part of the national …

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  6. Local veterans sought for woodland and conservation learning

    By Jim Brown on August 7th, 2017

    Woodland Tracks a veterans only woodland and conservation learning programe will run from 31 August and 1 September and then 4-6 September.  Taking place at Caston Wood just behind the Martlesham Park and Ride / opposite Suffolk Police HQ in east …

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  7. Bawdsey Radar new website goes live

    By Jim Brown on July 7th, 2017

    The transmitter building at Bawdsey is undergoing a complete transformation thanks to more than a decade of dedication from volunteers and funding of over £1.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, Garfield Weston and many other …

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  8. Suffolk Show is just the ticket for county’s military

    By Jim Brown on May 16th, 2017

    Military families are being treated to a day out at this year’s Suffolk Show. Military equipment and endeavour will again be among the highlights of the annual agricultural showpiece and, to show their appreciation, the Suffolk Agricultural …

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  9. Armed Forces events

    By Jim Brown on May 10th, 2017

    We've compiled a list of armed forces related events taking place locally over the next couple of months.   Event Theme Date Location Website Lavenham  Vintage 1940’s Commemorative Weekend in Lavenham - USAF 19th – 22nd May 2017 Lavenham Event …

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  10. MoD Grant to support local families integration

    By Jim Brown on April 19th, 2017

    Following a successful pilot programme funded by Suffolk County Council, The Befriending Scheme (charity) has been awarded nearly £20,000 towards their Better Together programme in Hadleigh.  This support group provides opportunities for young mums …

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