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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. UK Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants Programme is Open for Applications

    By Jim Brown on March 30th, 2018

    The Armed Forces Covenant is an agreement between the nation, Government and Armed Forces that recognises the whole nation has a moral obligation to current and former members of the armed forces and their families, and sets out how they should …

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  8. Armed Forces Covenant awards grant to Suffolk Family Carers

    By Jim Brown on March 29th, 2018

    The Suffolk Serving Families Project gets the go ahead after the charity Suffolk Family Carers successfully receives a two year grant from the Armed Forces Covenant- Families In Stress Fund. Sarah Potter, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service Manager …

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  9. New Armed Forces Commissioner for Suffolk

    By Jim Brown on March 22nd, 2018

    Today’s Suffolk Armed Forces Covenant board meeting held at the Ipswich Army Reserve Centre marked a change of leadership of Suffolk’s Armed Forces pledge as Colonel (Retired) Rae Leighton officially stood down and Colonel (Retired) John Ogden …

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  10. Bury St Edmunds Veterans Breakfast Club

    By Jim Brown on March 21st, 2018

    A new social group for veterans has been launched in Bury St Edmunds, affiliated to the national Veterans Breakfast Club network,l each club brings together veterans from the local community on an informal get together. click

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