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Remembering the past, helping with the future

A Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

Remembrance Day this year will mark 100 years since the end of the Great War. Such a significant milestone should be appreciated, and tributes should be made across the country to pay our respects. Without their sacrifice, we wouldn’t be who we are today. Here are some of the best ways to pay tribute to…
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10th October 2018 0

About Us

This group is to commemorate, celebrate and assist the Armed Forces members and the Veteran community. Whilst we look back at the past wars and conflicts and remember the brave people that fought in them and lost their lives, we look to the future in helping those in need. This is a non political respectful…
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23rd July 2018 0

The Buddy Scheme is a service where we pair up stronger Veterans with the more vulnerable in our community. The scheme is not just for veterans but also their families as we know the veterans problems impact everyone around them. We have an array of buddies available to suit the needs of the proportion of…
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23rd July 2018 0

Our ‘Traffic Light Scheme’ is our simple system that we have put together to ensure the money we raise goes to the right places, where and when it is need the most. Red light cases would be classed as severe hardship and would be cases that would need to be dealt with as a priority! These…
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23rd July 2018 0

No turning back now

Saturday 29th April has seen the announcement that I will be taking part in the Glasgow Men’s 10Km road race, so there is no turning back now 🙂 Fundraising has started. If you would like to make a donation, please do so. All proceeds are going to FVUK. l will be running the Glasgow Mens…
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29th April 2018 0

Veterans – History in the Making 15

The Royal Air Force On 1st April 2018 the Royal Air Force (RAF) celebrates its 100th anniversary since it came into being as part of the British military system.  Formed from an amalgamation of the pre-existing Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), all military flight operations came under one service…
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21st April 2018 0

Veterans – History in the Making 14

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom On 13th May 1935 a 1000cc Borough Superior motorcycle whilst being ridden at speed along a back road near Bovington Camp in Dorset had an altercation with two school boys on bicycles that had been out looking for birds eggs.  One was knocked off his bike during the collision but…
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21st April 2018 0

A Chance for Thanks!

Sometimes when you’re working with a charity, it can feel disconnected, distant, face-less and impersonal. But not so with FVUK. I’ve explained in other posts how I was shocked (to the point of tears) how much the people behind FVUK care and their total motivation to reach out and talk to people. I can’t think…
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27th February 2018 1

Veterans – History in the Making 13

Operation Michael – The Last German Offensive On 21st March 1918 Operation Michael, a major German military offensive started from the securely held Hindenburg Line.  It would prove to be the final offensive that the German forces undertook and was a major turning point in the First World War. The Operation was designed to break…
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24th February 2018 0

Collecting the Kit & First Shoot!

So, I managed to talk to the guys at Quicks Archery Waterlooville on Thursday. Then needed to know the size of the limbs (the arms of the bow) I needed and draw-length (how far I can pull the string back)… I suggested that I could go and visit them to check me over and set…
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17th February 2018 1