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Royal Naval Reserve take part in Ski Champs

14th January 2024 saw the start of this year’s Royal Navy Snowsports Festival – the Royal Navy’s annual sporting event for alpine and telemark skiing, as well as snowboarding. Representing HMS FORWARD in Birmingham, a small group from the Royal Navy Reserves Medical Branch signed up and Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander Vincent tells us how they got on. “We were a mixed bunch, ranging from…

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Safe Places Shropshire pledges support to the Armed Forces

On 4th December 2023, Safe Places Shropshire became a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant.  The team was represented by Chair Ruby Hartshorn who signed the pledge together with Group Captain Andy Baron, Station Commander at RAF Shawbury. The Safe Places scheme is a nationwide initiative, established by Mencap, which is supported locally by West Mercia Police. Safe Places Shropshire was introduced in July…

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Veteran care home shares hub with Warwickshire residents

The Royal British Legion (RBL) is a national charity which supports members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.  Providing vital support to serving and ex-serving personnel, their dedication and work led them to receiving their Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in 2022. One of the ways they provide support for veterans and their families is…

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