1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Veterans Gateway launches

    By Jim Brown on April 4th, 2017

    With many organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, Veterans’ Gateway aims to be the first point of contact for veterans and their families who need support. As the first point of contact, Veterans’ Gateway will help people find the …

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  4. NHS England invests in Veterans Mental Health network

    By Jim Brown on April 3rd, 2017

    Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View:  17,500 forces veterans and service personnel to benefit from £9m investment in new and improved NHS mental health services NHS England is set to launch (April 1) a brand new mental health service which …

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  5. First World War - Battle of Arras project

    By Jim Brown on March 20th, 2017

    The University of Suffolk will be working with the Royal British Legion and local schools in Ipswich on a major Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) commemoration project which will examine the significance of the Battle of Arras (9 April and 16 May 1917). To …

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  6. Veterans UK 2017 survey

    By Jim Brown on March 20th, 2017

    An online customer satisfaction survey has been launched by Veterans UK part of the Defence Business Services (MoD).  This online survey takes about 3 minutes to complete and asks about service awareness, service accessed, existing and future …

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  7. Healthcare professionals and welfare workers encourgaed to utilise new online learning resources

    By Jim Brown on February 23rd, 2017

    NHS Health Education England has developed an e-learning package to support all healthcare professionals in caring for serving armed forces personnel, veterans and their …

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  8. Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend 2017 officially launched

    By Jim Brown on February 22nd, 2017

    Members of the Suffolk Armed Forces Day Weekend organising committee offically launched this years celebrations on Felixstowe Seafront (click)

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  9. East Anglian tourist industry banks on US friendly invasion

    By Jim Brown on February 21st, 2017

    During the Second World War East Anglia was home to thousands of US servicemen and women.  The 8th Army Air Force was based at many airfields across the region and now Visit East Anglia's 'The Friendly Invasion' campaign to encourage americans to …

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  10. RBL Office in Lowestoft opens

    By Jim Brown on February 18th, 2017

    A new drop-in service supporting Veterans in Lowestoft and area has opened: 4 Regent Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1PA The opening times are:  11.00 to 4 Monday, Wednesday and Friday Tel: 01502 218688  

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