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.
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.
Police believe the vandalism is racially aggravated (Picture: West Midlands Police). Police investigating graffiti sprayed near a newly-unveiled war memorial have issued CCTV images of two people at the scene.
Foreign nationals living abroad will be allowed to join Britain's Armed Forces, the government is set to announce. Currently, citizens from Commonwealth countries can only join if they have lived in the UK for five years.