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.
HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane is the home of the UK's nuclear deterrent (Picture: MOD). More than 500 safety events have been recorded at the home of the UK's nuclear deterrent since 2006, the MoD has revealed. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew disclosed the figure in a letter in response to a parliamentary question from Edinburgh SNP MP Deidre Brock.
On 24th September 2018 various members of the various breakfast clubs were afforded the opportunity of tickets to see the highly acclaimed ballet, Lest We Forget at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre by Lt Col Gary Tait MBE.
On Saturday 25th August 2018, I was invited to meet with Gary Weaving (ex Royal Engineer) of the charity Forgotten Veterans UK regarding his innovative Veterans Basher Retreat Project at Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth. The Basher Retreat officially opens around a planned date at the end of November 2018.
On Friday 7 September 2018 members of various Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs were invited to attend breakfast at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in the esteemed company of the Chelsea Pensioners and the Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson MP.