To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Falklands we are sharing stories from some of our beneficiaries and volunteers who fought in the conflict.

35 years ago today, Captain John Phillips and fellow Royal Engineer Staff Sergeant James Prescott were tasked to HMS Antelope to deal with two unexploded bombs on board. They made four attempts to defuse the bomb but unknown to them it had a 28...
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To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Falklands we are sharing stories
Les Curtis
Ian Cox
Paul Cote
Hundreds of Falklands veterans marched through Gosport yesterday on the 35th anniversary of the day British troops began landing on the islands.

The Hampshire town, which is home to the Falklands Veterans Foundation, has hosted a national commemoration service and parade every five years since 1997. A civic procession and a service at the town's Falkland Gardens was followed by a parade...
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Hundreds of Falklands veterans marched through Gosport yesterday on the 35th anniversary
Jacqueline Hildick
Dick Field
Ron Webster
Results from SSAFA's tea poll reveals that the British public have no clue when it comes to tea etiquette – Modern day Brits are no longer clued up on the skills needed to host ‘proper’ tea party, driving etiquette experts stir-crazy!

When questioned on how to make the perfect cuppa, almost two thirds of survey respondents revealed that they have never made a cup of tea using tea leaves with...
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Results from SSAFAs tea poll reveals that the British public have no
Alix Dickinson
Linda Willmott
Alan Stobo
SSAFA is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with the team who organise the fantastic Guildford Triathlon to secure a fantastic 15% off entry to their event.

So if you fancy taking part in Guildford’s largest triathlon and raising some money for SSAFA you can sign up online at their website and simply enter ‘ssafa’ as the discount code as you checkout. The code applies to all the...
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SSAFA is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with the
Liven up your #BigBrewUp with Rustie Lee's tropical pineapple and mango pie. Visit our page for the recipe: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Find out more about holding your own Big Brew Up for SSAFA and raise money for our Forces here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Liven up your BigBrewUp with Rustie Lees tropical pineapple and mango pie
Paula Tanswell-Manchester
Ann Dauny
Dawn Key
Hundreds turned out for funeral of World War Two hero Royal Marine Harry Wheeler who died aged 96 with no relatives

There were fears that Royal Marine Harry Wheeler would be grieved by no one. But a successful Facebook campaign ensured that didn’t happen – with over 300 people turning up at Macclesfield Crematorium.

In a eulogy written by friend Mike Jeffers, Harry was described as an...
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Hundreds turned out for funeral of World War Two hero Royal Marine
Pat Conning
Flo Collins
Chris Whitehouse
A soldier who was killed in the Battle of the Somme 101 years ago has finally been laid to rest.

Private Henry Parker, from North Yorkshire, enlisted into 5th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment during the First World War. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on 26 September 1916, just three days short of his 23rd birthday. In 2014, the remains of Private Parker were discovered...
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A soldier who was killed in the Battle of the Somme 101
Kathleen Ames
Margaret Moore
Dot McKechnie
A sixteen-strong team of Openreach engineers is taking on Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for SSAFA.

Setting off early today from Bowness-on-Solway, the engineers, who are all from the Northumberland and Wearside area, will walk around 90 miles. Each step will take them closer to raising money in memory of former colleagues, friends and family.

Openreach engineer Bruce Hodges, who served in...
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A sixteenstrong team of Openreach engineers is taking on Hadrians Wall to
Peter Tong
Colin Falgate
Dawn Taylor
Congratulations to the British Gurkha soldiers who've reached the summit of Mount Everest, two years after being caught in an avalanche on the mountain sparked by the earthquake.

The soldiers, from the 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles (2RGR) based at Shorncliffe, are the first from the brigade to complete the climb. The expedition lead team, with three Gurkhas in it, reached the top...
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Congratulations to the British Gurkha soldiers whove reached the summit of Mount
Ann Jack
Moira Grant
Mary Kenney
We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with Forces Car Direct who are making a contribution to SSAFA for every car delivered. For more info visit: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Were thrilled to announce a new partnership with Forces Car Direct who
Scott Naylor
Neil Kenny
Moira Carter
A World War Two veteran and, possibly the world's oldest bell ringer, is on the hunt for the soldier who saved his life.

Dennis Brock, 98, a bell-ringer since before he served in World War Two, had the use of his legs saved by an Italian soldier after becoming ill in a prisoner-of-war camp. The Italian lieutenant used a groundbreaking treatment to save his legs, injecting a serum into his...
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A World War Two veteran and possibly the worlds oldest bell ringer
Gary White
Lucy Bulpin
Kathleen Ames
A World War Two veteran has become the oldest person to ever skydive at 101 years old.

Bryson William Verdun Hayes, or Verdun, broke the record after completing a tandem skydive with three generations of his family.

Verdun shouted ‘hooray’ and said he was ‘absolutely over the moon’ when he touched down at at an airfield in Honiton, Devon. The D-Day hero, who is 101 and 38 days, beat the...
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A World War Two veteran has become the oldest person to ever skydive at 101 years old
Peter Tong
Lynda Mclennan
Flo Collins
We were honoured to be a part of the #PartyinthePalace last weekend.

The gardens of Buckingham Palace were transformed into every child’s dream playground on Saturday, as the Royal family threw open their home to entertain children who have lost a parent in military service to their country. Some 850 young people were invited to join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry for an...
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We were honoured to be a part of the PartyinthePalace last weekend
Sue Morgan
Kay Newton
Averelle Nicklin
Incredible black and white photos of the iconic World War Two Lancaster bomber which took the fight direct to Hitler by blasting hundreds of key locations in Nazi Germany have been revealed.

The stunning snaps tell the story of the plane and its crews – including one cheeky group who pose proudly in front of a giant bomb with the message “An Easter egg for Hitler” painted on it.

Some 7,377...
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Incredible black and white photos of the iconic World War Two Lancaster
John Barrance
Kevin Richards
Gill Cahalin
Don't miss your 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.

We are raffling the poppy as part of Fraser Corsan’s fundraising for Project Cirrus, his mission to break four world records and raise as much money for SSAFA as possible.

Tickets to enter cost £5 each and the competition runs until...
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Dont miss your chance to win a limited edition ceramic poppy from
Daniel Rampton
Liz Stanish
Michael Butcher
A 90-year-old World War Two veteran is believed to be the world’s oldest paperboy.

Bill Ogden has spent 26 years waking up at 4.30am to deliver to local villages. He dishes out dailies to the people of Upavon and Enford in Pewsey, Wilts, before heading home to put the kettle on by 7am.

Bill, who does part of his shift in his car and the rest on foot. In a friendly dig at Prince Philip’s...
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A 90yearold World War Two veteran is believed to be the world’s oldest paperboy
Glynnis Roo
Jason Bel
Zak Scrafton
Put the kettle on, have a Big Brew Up and support our Forces and their families in times of need.

Armed Forces Week starts on the 19 June so we are encouraging our supporters to hold their Big Brew Up that week, but if that doesn't work for you just pick a date that does. Find out more here:
Put the kettle on have a Big Brew Up and support our
If you're serving or have ever served and are struggling with mental health issues, please get in touch this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Our Forcesline is a free and confidential telephone helpline and email service that provides support for serving and ex-service men and women and reserves from the Armed Forces and for their families. Our team are here to listen and not to judge. We are here...
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If youre serving or have ever served and are struggling with mental
Sandra Squires
Dale Hitchcock
Eddie Rea
An 85-year-old former Gurkha planning to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest has died at base camp.

Min Bahadur Sherchan, first scaled Everest in May 2008 when he was 76, and at the time declared the oldest climber. His record was broken by then 80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura in 2013. The former soldier wanted to conquer the world’s tallest mountain...
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An 85yearold former Gurkha planning to regain his title as the oldest
Dot McKechnie
Jean Doreen Lowe
Graham Clement
A Facebook campaign has been launched for mourners to attend the funeral of a 96-year-old war hero who has died “without a soul in the world” to remember him.

Harry Wheeler, 96, passed away at a care home in Macclesfield on Monday but does not have any known relatives. He served in the Royal Marines during the World War Two and was based for some time in Italy. Harry’s only family, his wife...
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A Facebook campaign has been launched for mourners to attend the funeral
Christine Coxon
Laura Davies
Ron Simpson