National News & Announcements

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.

Million Pound Appeal Launched For Veterans' Mental Health

The At Ease appeal aims to raise money over three years to help fund mental health services. Veterans' mental health charity Combat Stress is launching a £10 million appeal today, to meet the increasing demand from younger veterans for its services. The Prince of Wales, who's Patron of Combat Stress, will launch the appeal tonight at a reception at St James's Palace on the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Tory MP Refuses To Support Theresa May Until 'Offensive' Probes Into Military Veterans End

Conservative MP Johnny Mercer says he is not prepared to vote for Government legislation until something changes. Mr Mercer has campaigned against the pursuit of legacy cases from the conflicts in Northern Ireland since he entered Parliament in 2015 (Picture: UK Parliament). A Tory MP has told Theresa May he will no longer support the Government in the Commons unless the historical prosecutions of ex-servicemen and women end.

Soldier F Supporters Take To Streets Of Belfast

Soldier F is to be charged with murdering two people after troops opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in Londonderry in January 1972. British army veteran with protesters outside Belfast City Hall (Picture: PA). Protesters opposed to the prosecution of a former British serviceman for alleged Troubles offences have gathered outside Belfast City Hall.

'Hundreds' Of Former Security Personnel Under Investigation Over Troubles

It is reported that between 150 and 200 veterans and police being investigated over the Troubles in Northern Ireland. As many as 200 former security personnel are under official investigation for alleged crimes during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, according to reports. According to the Guardian, the MOD estimates there are between 150 and 200 veterans and police being investigated over the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Prince William Joins Anzac Day Commemorations

It is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to honour those who served and died in all conflicts. Prince William attends Anzac Day commemorations alongside New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Picture: Kensington Palace). The Duke of Cambridge has begun his two-day visit in New Zealand by attending an Anzac Day memorial service. It is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to honour those who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

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