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Northern Ireland Historical Inquests

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With the Police Service of Northern Ireland Historical Enquiries Team reviewing many of the deaths which took place during the Northern Ireland Troubles, serving or ex-serving members of the Armed Forces who served in Northern Ireland may be contacted to give evidence as part of an inquest.  The reviews have been taking place since 2006Continue Reading

RBLI Christmas Market – 15 December 2018

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The Royal British Legion Industries will be hosting their first Christmas Market on Saturday 15 December 2018. This is part of their project to find and support older military veterans. The market will run from 10:30 – 15:00 at the Base Camp Cafe, Royal British Legion Village, Aylesford ME20 7NL The event will include ChristmasContinue Reading

Suicide Prevention Training Now Available

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The Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) are pleased to advise that 3 hour, face-to-face suicide prevention training is now available for anyone within Kent and Medway who would like to access it. This training is fully funded by the Kent and Medway STP, Medway Council and Kent County Council, and therefore itContinue Reading

Service Champions Training New Dates for 2019

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The dates for the Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network Service Champions Training in 2019 have now been announced and they will take place as follows: Wednesday 13 February 2019 at the Army Reserve Centre in Maidstone Tuesday 30 April 2019 at the Army Reserve Centre in Rochester Wednesday 5 June 2019 at the ArmyContinue Reading

Gold!

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50 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces NHS Hastings and Rother and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) were named amongst Britain’s top supporters of the Armed Forces yesterday, alongside a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards. The MOD announced the ‘Gold Awards’ for 50Continue Reading

Together We CAN Make A Difference 2018

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This was a multi-disciplinary conference to demonstrate the work taking place across Surrey, Sussex and Kent & Medway for the Armed Forces Community. The event showcased what has been happening across the patch to break down the barriers between organisations and highlight the achievements to meet the Armed Forces Covenant. The Lord Lieutenant for EastContinue Reading

STP Listening Events – East Kent

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East Kent are holding listening events for their Sustainability and Transformation Plans. These events are part of their ongoing conversations with local people about the future of the NHS and social care. There are five events taking place as below: Canterbury 29 June 2017 9.15am to 12.30 pm St Lawrence Cricket Ground, Old Dover Rd,Continue Reading

Shell Shock – The Play

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The project ‘Shell Shock the play’ tells one soldier’s story of coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy Atkins’ observations on life on civvy street are poignant, frequently comic and always moving. His over-emotional responses to post office queues, a trip to Ikea, his relationships and family lead toContinue Reading

Mental Health First Aid Training

Do you work with or interact with anyone in the Armed Forces Community, whether it be serving or ex-serving personnel, veterans or their families? The Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network is happy to announce that they are now able to deliver Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid training in support of the Armed forcesContinue Reading

Health and Wellbeing Events

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Are you a military veteran aged 65 or over? Come along and meet other veterans, share your stories and experiences and make new friends. Take the opportunity to have health MOTs and to try out a few sports. Get involved in a drama performance lead by professionals from Maidstone’s Hazlitt Theatre and talk to the many local community organisations present.Continue Reading