National News

Welcome to the AFVBC National News & Announements, this page shows national news which may be of importance to the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs. This page may also show any publications which may help veterans or their families.

The UK Armed Forces are made up of people who show commitment, courage and dedication to protecting and defending our nation. It is therefore only right that, upon leaving service, these individuals receive world-class provision of services, and appropriate support during their transition

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So, for one night only, the incredible Colin Thackery is performing. He'll be singing some of his favourite "golden oldies", chatting about his time in the forces and informing us what it's like to be a Chelsea Pensioner.

VAPC includes raising awareness of the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Schemes, the Veterans UK Welfare Service, and the availability of cross-government support to Veterans and their families assisting veterans in accessing local services as envisaged under the Armed Forces Covenant. Read more
Veterans Breakfast Clubs CIC is now showing on the Armed Forces Covenant Website, we signed the covenant in October 2019 but it has only now just updated on their website. This will allow ALL Breakfast Clubs to be viewed not just the selected few that other websites show.
A new railcard for British military veterans is to be launched on Armistice Day. Due to be made available from 11 November, it will extend cheaper train travel to more than 830,000 veterans who do not qualify for existing discounts. The railcard will cost £21 for an introductory period, before the Read more
Some veterans will automatically be given one of the new cards, with all former personnel being able to apply for one by the end of 2019. Forces veterans can now apply for ID cards recognising that they have served in the military. From today (Monday), any personnel who have left the military Read more