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Kenny Cox
Alf Major
Clara Hudson
Happy 91st Birthday to our patron her Majesty Queen Elizabeth from all of us at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
Happy 91st Birthday to our patron her Majesty Queen Elizabeth from all
Philip Carter
Marjorie Read
Susan Newman
A WWI hero whose bravery as a machine gunner earned him the Victoria Cross has been honoured with a commemorative plaque.

The plaque was laid in honour of Lance Corporal Harold Mugford from Keetons Road on April 11 at the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe War Memorial in West Lane.

Mr Mugford was awarded a Victoria Cross for his act of bravery at the Battle of Arras on April 11, 1917. His machine...
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A WWI hero whose bravery as a machine gunner earned him the
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An RAF veteran turned singer is releasing a single to help raise money for SSAFA after the charity helped him in his time of need.

Alex Askew recorded his song Just Another Week with his band Shadey Scandals after suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and soon realised its theme could appeal to others who had served in the forces. A donation from each track sold will go to SSAFA....
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An RAF veteran turned singer is releasing a single to help raise
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An Afghanistan veteran has become the first double leg amputee to complete the “toughest race on Earth”.

Former RAF serviceman Duncan Slater, 38, crossed the line in his second attempt at the gruelling endurance race in the Sahara. The Marathon of the Sands is the equivalent of running six marathons in six days. Duncan, from Norfolk, was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in July 2009....
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An Afghanistan veteran has become the first double leg amputee to complete
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Trevor Wilcox
Maggie Rook
Are you an RAF veteran in the Ruislip area? If so, we need you!

We are looking for RAF veterans to attend the funeral of a WW2 navigator and SSAFA supporter, Eric McLauchlan. He sadly passed away at 97 and his family are putting a call out for RAF veterans or serving personnel to attend his funeral. As there are so few of his generation left, and none at all of his Crew, we would like to...
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Are you an RAF veteran in the Ruislip area If so we need you
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Rae Barrett
Julie Ann Taylor
Two soldiers are taking on a real challenge to raise awareness of homeless veterans by cycling from Swansea to London and sleeping rough on the way. They'll finish by taking on the London Marathon, all to raise money for SSAFA.

Royal Marine Lee West and Royal Engineer Paul O’Dywer do a different challenge each year for their charity project Trampface 2017 aiming to raise awareness for...
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Two soldiers are taking on a real challenge to raise awareness of
Brian Trevor Connor
Simon Shaughnessy
Carl Toast Dent
Put the kettle on and hold a #BigBrewUp for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity!

The Big Brew Up is SSAFA's biggest fundraising event of the year from 19-25 June — and it’s really easy to take part. Whether it’s a tea party, your morning tea break or a full on bake off, all money raised will help us continue to support Forces and their families in need. It’s amazing the good a cup of tea can...
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Put the kettle on and hold a BigBrewUp for SSAFA the Armed Forces charity
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Roger Martin Hatchman
John Armstrong
Here at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity we would like to wish every one of our supporters and #ArmedForcesFamily a happy Easter! We hope that you are enjoying a nice long weekend with your loved ones.

Our thoughts are with those who are unable to be with their loved ones this weekend.
Here at SSAFA the Armed Forces charity we would like to wish
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Jean Henley
Nigel Harper
A community has been left devastated after thieves stole a watch commemorating World War One bravery.

The gold pocket watch was stolen from the Blyth Battery Museum in Northumberland, and the incident was reported to police at 4pm on Monday. The timepiece was in a display cabinet in the museum when thieves smashed the venue’s window to get inside and steal it.

It is inscribed with “presented...
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A community has been left devastated after thieves stole a watch commemorating
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Lindsay Durward
Thomas Elson
A relic hunter has launched a campaign to reunite the families of World War Two soldiers with their dog tags after he found 14,000 buried in a field.

Dan Mackay found the identification tags on the site of a WW2 anti-aircraft battery just outside of London. He believes the area was a factory where they were made. The tags, which include almost every army regiment that existed during WW2, were...
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A relic hunter has launched a campaign to reunite the families of
Shirley Napier
Jane Heslop
Andrew Hartup
A Masterchef finalist hosted a charity dinner at his restaurant, The Frog E1, to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Adam Handling and fellow chef, Andi Walker, who appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2015, decided to organise the dinner after reading about Albert Simpson, the 92-year-old war hero who was scammed by con artists selling him fake medication for arthritis....
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A Masterchef finalist hosted a charity dinner at his restaurant The Frog
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Joan Walmsley
John Edwicker
Veterans are battling back to full fitness with the help of SSAFA Glasgows Helping Heroes and Rangers FC.

Rangers Football Club and SSAFA GHH have teamed up for the Glasgow Veterans United project. The 12-week course combines physical activity with lifestyle coaching to help former service personnel who are having difficulties adapting to civilian life. The veterans take part in training...
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Veterans are battling back to full fitness with the help of SSAFA
Bert Theobald
Chris Wilson
Dave Meighan
SSAFA and Fujitsu are offering the chance to win a limited edition ceramic poppy from the poignant 'Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red' installation at the Tower of London in 2014.

The poppy is one of 888,246 poppies with each one representing a British or Commonwealth life lost during World War One. We are raffling the poppy as part of Fraser Corsan’s fundraising for Project Cirrus, his...
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SSAFA and Fujitsu are offering the chance to win a limited edition
Colin Heaslip
Sue Cowing
Sammy Hindson
A D-Day hero is aiming to become the world’s oldest tandem skydiver – at the age of 101.

Bryson William Verdun Hayes, known as Verdun, will take on the 10,000ft skydive. The veteran will be aged 101 and 37 days when he attempts the feat for charity on May 13. He already holds the British record for being the oldest tandem skydiver from a height of 10,000ft after he jumped for his 100th...
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A DDay hero is aiming to become the world’s oldest tandem skydiver – at the age of 101
Dot McKechnie
Jean Doreen Lowe
Gary Saffin
As the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity, we understand the unique demands of service, the pressure of returning to civilian life. We offer vital practical, financial and emotional support, whatever trouble you may face, from financial hardship or homelessness to family breakdown. Every year we support more than 60,000 people – that’s 165 every day! Reach out to us today: [...
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As the UKs oldest national triservice military charity we understand the unique
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Prince Charles has led tributes to the soldiers who paid the "unbearably high cost" of victory at one of the fiercest battles of World War One.

The four-day Battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France in April 1917 saw the deaths of 3,598 Canadian servicemen under British command, the bloodiest day in Canadian military history. Events marking the centenary have taken place on the site of the...
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Prince Charles has led tributes to the soldiers who paid the unbearably
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Mac Peden
Gary White
Say Hi to the #SSAFA collectors at today's Wasps V Official Northampton Saints game. All money raised from today's game will go towards helping the Forces and their families, so dig deep if you see them! #rugby
Say Hi to the SSAFA collectors at todays Wasps V Official Northampton
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Two German Tiger tank drivers and their British counterparts met for the first time 72 years today after they fought on opposite sides in World War Two.

Now aged in their 90s, the four old foes became friends when they assembled for the launch of an historic exhibition at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset. For the first time ever, five of the six variants of the terrifying Tiger tank which...
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Two German Tiger tank drivers and their British counterparts met for the
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