Veterans

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,…

Leominster Town Council shows support for Armed Forces

Leominster Town Council used the Herefordshire Armed Forces Week 2018 Flag Raising Event on 25th June 2018 as an opportunity to sign the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of the town of Leominster, and in their own right as an employer, who can count a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer amongst their staff. The covenant was signed at a special ceremony  which was attended…

Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans Association pilgrimage

On Friday the 25th May 2018 a contingent of 33 people from the Oldbury Royal British Legion (RBL), Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans and Fellowship Association and the West Midlands area comprising of veterans, civilians and relatives of fallen service men travelled to Belgium. The aim of the visit was to pay tribute and respects to fallen comrades, particularly those who had served in local…