Congratulation to all the winners of the Lord Mayor's Civic Crown Award 2020 and to the AFVBC CIC Director and Hull REA Chairman Nev Allison was awarded it for his Volunteer work within the community. Winners of a Lord Mayor’s Civic Crown will receive a unique coin in a presentation box, they will also receive a citation in recognition of their brilliant work in the community.
Today the nation will celebrate Armed Forces Day and reflect on the work of the UK Armed Forces and wider Armed Forces community. As we can’t celebrate in person, this year’s events will be marked virtually.
A £20,000 grant for Littlehampton Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club means support put in place during the coronavirus outbreak can continue for at least six months. The donation from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten scheme has helped the club set up Littlehampton Isolated Veterans Support Project, known as LIVeS.
Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West has been a lifetime supporter of veterans and those who fought for our country. He has spoken in Parliament calling for commemorations to mark Victory over Japan Day and Victory over Europe Day.
On the 18th March (2020), as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold the Littlepampton AFVBC took the decision to suspend all club meetings to keep their members safe. However, mindful of the vulnerable nature of some of their members they looked at ways of utilising the resources they had accumulated since being founded in 2018 to support the mist vulnerable embers of the military family in their community during the pandemic.
To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we have created a message board so you can join in to remember, celebrate and honor brave men and women of World War 2 and our Armed Forces community. There are many ways to celebrate and lots of celebrations being organised from the comfort of your own home during the current situation.
We have are now arranging a breakfast club so veterans can still meet up and have banter with others not just in their area but with worldwide clubs, if veterans are interested then please contact us for more details and dates of the next meeting. There will also be drop-in sessions so veterans can come and go as they wish to do so, again contact us for tmore details
It has been decided in the current climate with the Corvid 19 (Corona) Virus to postpone the forthcoming South & West Wales Information & Advice Fair that was due to be held on Friday 24th April 2020. We will keep you advised as to the new date once the UK Government has announced that it is safe to do so.
In light of the Covid 19 virus and the possible threat to the health and safety of all veterans, especially those with suppressed respiratory or immune systems we would advise that all clubs take the necessary precautions/action to protect their members. Keep checking for updates on what we recommend and also the government website.
This year, the Household Division Beating Retreat is going to held on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th June (2020). The theme will be 'THE SWORD AND THE CROWN”, paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, recognizing the service of the Foot Guards and the British Army in defence of the Nation at home and abroad, marking the 75 years of peace in Europe since the end of World War II.