Military Education Support Programmes

People in the military spend a lot of time training and fighting for their country. Sometimes, they do not have enough time for education but they have to get the right and proper training. Therefore, you can find several military education support programmes provided by the army that offer great opportunities. These programmes provide a… Read More

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New Veterans ID Cards Rolled Out to Service Leavers

A new identification (ID) card for UK armed forces veterans, which will help them access specialist support and services, has started to be issued to service leavers. From 18 February 2019, any personnel who have left the military since December 2018 will automatically be given one of the new ID cards, which will allow them… Read More

What is the Defence Discount Service Card?

The Defence Discount Service provides discounts for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community both: Online; and On the high street. Defence Discount Service is home of the Defence Privilege Card, the vetted discount card that can be used in stores, restaurants and venues to obtain armed forces discounts. This discount card… Read More

What is the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)?

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) pays compensation for injury, illness, or death attributable to Service that occurred on or after 06 April 2005. Under the AFCS, an individual can make multiple claims, both in-Service and post-Service. The AFCS replaced the War Pension Scheme (WPS) and the the attributable elements of the Armed Forces and… Read More

What is the War Pension Scheme (WPS)?

The War Pension Scheme (WPS) provides no-fault compensation for all ex-Service personnel where illness, injury, or death is caused by Service from the start of the First World War in 1914 up until 05 April 2005. The WPS was replaced by the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS). Reference FOI 2018/08416 dated July 2018.

What is Project Semaphore?

What is the Purpose of Project Semaphore? The purpose of project semaphore is to address the issue of digital isolation in older Veterans, which exacerbates loneliness and poverty. It is a Project to provide friendship, support and practical help, with the outcome of better spiritual and mental health. Who Manages Project Semaphore? Project Semaphore is a Royal… Read More

Research: Is British Military Resettlement Cost-Effective & Fit for Purpose?

Dissertation Title The Transition and Reinvention of British Army Infantrymen. Abstract Social sciences approaches to the study of Armed Forces Veterans and their capacity to cope with social reintegration, have tended to focus on medicalised accounts of post-service trauma, characterised by Veteran mental health, homelessness, and suicide amongst our Short Service Leavers. Whilst the findings of… Read More