Tag Veterans and Welfare

Christmas Comes But Once a Year

For those considering buy a present for one’s nearest and dearest, how about adding a few quid to the coffers of a service charity? There are hundreds of service charities, but a few shops below, for your consideration.    …

Military Honours and Awards

Older British readers will recall that as part of the 1993 overhaul of the Honours and Awards system the British Empire Medal (BEM), both civil and military, was discontinued and the numbers of MBEs awarded were increased accordingly.  In 2012…

Ed Miliband and a Wrist Band

I don’t often write posts like this but there is a media storm brewing about Ed Miliband and a Help for Heroes wrist band and am in the mood for a rant (normal serious service will resume in the morning!) It…

Headley Court

A £300 million upgrade will see the world-class defence rehabilitation services currently delivered at Headley Court move to a new and larger facility at Stanford Hall in Loughborough From the video Aerial footage of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre…

A Compensation Culture

It is easy to be outraged by these stories, drunken mess games going bad and injuries sustained from drill but I wonder if there is more to it that might meet the eye? [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512412/Female-RAF-recruits-100-000-compensation–march-like-men.html”] [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] Are…

Employers Do Your Duty, Pretty Please

Phil Hammond Ministry of Defence
The SDSR made it abundantly clear that the armed forces would have a greater reliance on reserve forces, primarily the Territorial Army (although the other services have a growing reserve element) but the important questions of employer engagement were neatly…

The Absent Minded Beggar

Been reading some Rudyard Kipling recently, how about a spot of culture; WHEN you’ve shouted “Rule Britannia,” when you’ve sung “God save the Queen,” When you’ve finished killing Kruger with your mouth, Will you kindly drop a shilling in my…

Situations Vacant: MoD Legal Department

In the news today is an indication that the Government has done yet another U Turn, on top of its original U Turn Of course, the story is about enshrining the military covenant into the Armed Forces Bill. Armed Forces…