Veterans

Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership collaborate to support the Armed Forces Covenant

Leading energy and utilities sector employers are collaborating to engage, attract and recruit ex-military personnel into the sector. Paving the way, organisations within the sector today signed individual Armed Forces Covenants and a wider pledge to increase the sector’s visibility to Ex Military Personnel. Facilitated through the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, (a sector focused workforce and skills partnership operated by Energy &…

15 local employers awarded silver for support to Armed Forces

West Midland RFCA and Defence Relationship Management (DRM) are pleased to announce that we have a spectacular 15 Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award Winners for 2019 in our region.  These include: City of Wolverhampton College Global Radiodata Communications Ltd (GRC Ltd) Halfords Limited Keele University Kinetic Six Ltd Kopek Security Ltd Level Peaks Associates New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE) Police Credit…

Appeal for UK’s first Veterans Orthopaedic Centre

An appeal to fund the country’s first dedicated Veterans Orthopaedic Centre has been launched to provide individualised patient care for veterans and serving military personnel. The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is aiming to raise £1.5 million to help fund the UK’s first Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre to treat veteran patients in a setting that is familiar to them and addresses…

Discover a hidden trail with Birmingham City Poppy Quest 2019

A new 10k fundraising event is coming to Birmingham as The Royal British Legion launches the 2019 Poppy Quest on the 13th July. Starting at the iconic Victoria Square in Birmingham, the Legion’s Poppy Quest 2019 will take participants on a journey of discovery around the streets of Birmingham revealing hidden secrets of the city. The Quest is the perfect way to explore…

Halfords Group signs Armed Forces Covenant

Halfords Group signed the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant on 6th February 2019 as it launched a range of measures to support service leavers and veterans, helping them access training and careers in Halfords retail shops and Autocentres. The initiative was launched jointly with the Ministry of Defence and will result in greater support for those leaving the armed forces, as well as Reservists,…

Army remembers Intelligence Officer who saved 10,000 Jews from the Nazis

An Army Reserve Centre in Stourbridge hosted members of a former Intelligence Corps and MI6 officer’s family and descendants of some of the people whom he saved in Nazi Germany. A twelve-foot long wall mural telling the life story of Major Frank Foley CMG, a quarter-scale miniature replica of a statue unveiled in a Stourbridge park and an Enigma machine, used by Britain’s…

Centennial commemoration of Herefordshire-born Victoria Cross recipient

Herefordshire dignitaries and members of the Allan Leonard Lewis VC Memorial Fund will honour and commemorate the death of Lance Corporal Allan Leonard Lewis VC on Friday 21st September 2018 – 100 years to the day of his passing. Lance Corporal Lewis took part in the final allied push to break the German Hindenburg Line in late 1918. He showed exceptional bravery under…

RJAH receives Gold Award for supporting the Armed Forces

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) has been recognised for its outstanding support of its Armed Forces staff by receiving the prestigious Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award 2018 from the Ministry of Defence. The organisation is one of just 50 winners this year to receive the award, given to organisations who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and have demonstrated…

Stoke-on-Trent Military Tattoo 2018

The annual Stoke-on-Trent Military Tattoo is held in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, who are the British Army’s own National Charity. Established in 1944 and still providing support to soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need and also funding for other well known and respected specialised military charities. There are very few towns and cities in the UK to…

Royal British Legion & WM RFCA Jobs Fair

West Midland RFCA worked in association with the Royal British Legion (RBL) in Birmingham to hold a unique event for Veterans of all ages.  A large number of regional and local employers from the West Midlands attended and were offering active jobs on the day to Veterans seeking new employment. The event was supported by employers such as Accord Housing, Highways England, Sainsbury’s,…

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