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  1. Great War Huts - Battle of the Somme film

    By Jim Brown on September 16th, 2016

    A unique opportunity for military history buffs to visit the Great War Huts site at Hawstead, nr Bury St Edmunds and experience an authentic evening that commemorates the Great War and specifically the Battle of the Somme. Saturday 29 October 2016 at …

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  2. Airborne Sappers’ give soft landing to A400M

    By Jim Brown on September 1st, 2016

    Airborne Engineers have built a specially-softened runway to test the Airbus A400M Atlas, an aircraft that will be the backbone of the Royal Air Force’s transport aircraft fleet for the coming decades. 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment (23 Para Engr …

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  3. Suffolk County Council 22 Push-ups

    By Jim Brown on August 16th, 2016

    The 22PushupChallenge has been circulating on social media over the last six weeks or so. It started in the United States to raise awareness of veterans mental health issues – an estimated 22 veterans in the US commit suicide each day. The …

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  4. Operation Camouflage reveals young people’s hidden talents

    By Jim Brown on August 12th, 2016

    A military-themed summer activity scheme in Woodbridge has brought young people together to develop new skills. Operation Camouflage has seen more than 80 young people, half from military families based at Colchester, Wattisham and Woodbridge, take …

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  5. Local veterans honoured by France

    By Jim Brown on July 30th, 2016

    On Saturday (30 July) more local Second World War Veterans that served in France on D-Day were presented their Legion d'Honneur by France's Defence Attache, Colonel Antoine de Lousta at 23 Para Engr Open Day event (click for more)     On Saturday …

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  6. Royal Engineers parade - Woodbridge

    By Jim Brown on July 29th, 2016

    Airborne Sappers marched through Woodbridge today (Friday 29 July) ‘with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and Colours flying’ celebrated 385 years of history for the town’s 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment. The Regiment …

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  7. Lowestoft honours First World War VC

    By Jim Brown on July 25th, 2016

    A commemorative paving slab to honour Sargeant Claude Castleton who fought in the First World War and was awarded a Victoria Cross, was unveiled on the Lowestoft Royal Plain as part of the national WW1 VC initiative. (click here)  

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  8. SSAFA Voices of Veterans in Need report

    By Jim Brown on July 19th, 2016

    A new report by SSAFA the Armed Forces chairty aims to shed light on veterans in need, many of which share their stories and experiences. https://www.ssafa.org.uk/thenewfrontline

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  9. Suffolk Armed Forces and Veterans Profile

    By Jim Brown on July 12th, 2016

    Suffolk County Council's Public Health and Protection Intelligence Hub has published the Suffolk Armed Forces and Veterans Demographic Profile. Summary of report (click) Full report - pdf (click)

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  10. Sapper 300 Event

    By Jim Brown on July 11th, 2016

    23 Parachute Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers celebrate the Royal Engineers 300th birthday by parading through Woodbridge Town Centre on Friday 29th July and then open their doors to the public on Saturday 30th July 2016.  

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