Recent BBC drama Bodyguard has been praised for its accurate portrayal of combat-related PTSD. Tom McDonald spoke to the experts and those living with the condition to gauge its impact. Depictions of combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in media have been around for some time. The most common symptom shown within the media is […]
In 2014, on the 70thanniversary of the D-Day landings, then-president of France Francois Hollande announced that British soldiers involved in the operation, which is widely considered the beginning of the end for the German war effort, would receive France’s highest military and civilian order of merit, the Légion d´Honneur. Award Although normally reserved for French […]
A new study by YouGov has revealed that Brits are split between who in the Armed Forces they would consider a hero. Ever since 2009, the UK has celebrated Armed Forces Day, an extension of the previous Veterans Day celebration. It was implemented to raise awareness and appreciation for those who serve or had served […]
Harry Leslie Smith is an RAF veteran who survived the Great Depression and World War II to become a vocal advocate for the UK’s democratic institutions. Now at the grand age of 95, Harry is touring refugee camps to make one last stand. It was the 2008 financial crisis that hit a nerve for the […]
Members of the A company 4th Battalion Parachute Regiment (4 PARA) completed a half marathon yesterday (30 September) to raise money for veterans’ charity Erskine. Ten reserve paratroopers from 4 PARA took part in the Great Scottish Run half marathon while carrying a weighted began each. Erskine t-shirts were attached to the 40 pound begans as they ran […]
Despite growing awareness of mental health issues affecting the Armed Forces community, many sufferers miss out on essential support and therapies.
This week it is recycle week giving you the chance to get educated on what can be recycled and where, but there’s more you can do than separating your paper and plastic. Limbcare provide information and support for limb impaired people and amputees in the UK, their families and carers. Along with these services they […]
A survey has revealed that female veterans feel less supported than their male counterparts after their time in the Armed Forces. Research by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, found that 46 per cent of female veterans in the UK felt that the support for male veterans is better than for female veterans. Of the same […]
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) has launched an online storytelling campaign to mark the centenary of the RAF and the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2020.
A study by the University of Glasgow has found that veterans who serve for a short time are at an increased risk of non-fatal self-harm. The study examined nearly 57,000 veterans alongside 172,000 people with no record of military service over a period of 30 years. Increased risk The overall risk of self-harm to veterans […]