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  1. Covenant helps realise Beccles Sea Cadets dreams

    By Jim Brown on February 6th, 2017

    On Saturday 4 February local dignatories joined staff and cadets from Beccles Sea Cadets for a 'breaking of the ground' ceremony that will begin the start of the construction phase of the new Sea Cadets Headquarters and Training Centre.  The group …

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  2. Sudbury Volunteers recognised for Poppy Appeal

    By Jim Brown on February 2nd, 2017

    Volunteers from Sudbury in South South were recognised today by Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton the President of Royal Britsh Legion Suffolk for their huge Poppy Appeal campaign efforts.  Sudbury raised an impressive £45,000 last November. (click for news …

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  3. Suffolk Winner at this years MILLIES

    By Jim Brown on December 19th, 2016

    Beccles Sea Cadets instructor gains national accolade.  Peta Todd and Mark Cavendish presented the Inspiring Others award to Lt. Cdr. Paul Meadows at this years #Millies (armed forces awards)  

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  4. MoD Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016

    By Jim Brown on December 15th, 2016

    The Government has today published its fifth Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report, outlining the measures taken over the past year to ensure that Service personnel, veterans and their families are treated fairly. The report also sets out areas where …

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  5. Change of Command at 6 Army Air Corps

    By Jim Brown on December 9th, 2016

    Today 6 Regiment Army Air Corps whose headquarters is based in Bury St Edmunds says farewell to the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Rob Olney and warmly welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Brown. The Regiment is the Reserve Regiment of the Army …

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  6. Veterans Resettlement

    By Jim Brown on November 21st, 2016

    The latest report by Deloitte, launched in collaboration with the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and the Officers' Association, highlights some of the challenges faced by UK veterans entering employment and the significant benefits organisations can …

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  7. Suffolk Military Covenant reinforced

    By Jim Brown on November 2nd, 2016

    A conference with representatives from the local armed forces, council officers, military and civil community charities was held at Wherstead Park Conference Centre on the afternoon of Tuesday 1 November.  The purpose was to review Suffolk's pledge …

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  8. Armed Forces Covenant - Snapshot (Employment and Pensions)

    By Jim Brown on October 24th, 2016

    The UK Armed Forces Covenant aims to address disadvantage.  Part of fair treatment is about supporting Service Personnel and their families in fulfilling their career goals and receiving the pension which they deserve. Here are some of the ways in …

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  9. Local MP enthused by new Armed Forces role

    By Jim Brown on October 10th, 2016

    Mrs Jo Churchill who is Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds has been appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Mike Penning MP, Minister for the Armed Forces. Click here (weblink)

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  10. New charity takes the High Ground

    By Jim Brown on September 20th, 2016

    The farming and landbased sector offers huge opportunities for service leavers and veterans as a second career. http://highground-uk.org/    

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