News

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Video - Better Together support group

    By Jim Brown on February 17th, 2017

    Suffolk Minds Matter report (video) Highlights:  Better Together group (military and civilian mums support group project) Fast-forward 1 minute 2 seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apglRojoMiE

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  8. MoD Covenant - Small grants programme reopens

    By Jim Brown on February 17th, 2017

    MoD Armed Forces Covenant: local grants (max £20,000).   The guidance document and questions asked can be found (click).  The online application form can be found by following this link, with the first funding decisions in May.   Under this …

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  9. 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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  10. 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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