AFVBC News

COVID 19

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.

Household Division Beating Retreat Invite

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.

Build Force Veterans Program

The Insight Day will focus on local and nationwide construction and the built environment current and pipeline opportunities and a chance to talk to key employers from the BuildForce Alliance, including Amey, Balfour Beatty, Balfour Beatty Vinci HS2 JV, Building Heroes, Danny Sullivan, Eiffage Kier HS2 JV, HE Simm, Hercules Site Services, Highways England, Jacobs, Kier, Kilkern, Lendlease, Mace, Morgan Sindall, Munnelly Group, Prospect Homes, Robertson Group, Self Build Heroes, Turner & Townsend, Thompsons Ltd., VGC, Vistry Partnerships, Willmott Dixon, Wilson James and more to be confirmed

Armed Forces Champions Award

Littlehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, Armed Forces Champions Ian Neville and Richard Jeffrey along with some fellow club members attended the, Together we can make a difference 2020 at the Amex in Brighton today. There was a strong focus on Women Veterans and an agreement to request to lobby for Women’s Veterans to have their own representative within the new Government Veterans Department and also a celebration of finally all roles being open to women.

Government To Tackle 'Vexatious Claims' Against Military Personnel

The Queen has said the Government is working to tackle "vexatious claims" against military personnel. It follows a pledge from the Prime Minister to change the law to protect forces veterans from unfair and "vexatious" legal action. The Conservatives have previously said they want to amend the Human Rights Act so it does not apply to incidents that took place before the law came into force in October 2000.

British Legion to close seaside hotels to reduce costs

Alderson House in Bridlington could close as part of Royal British Legion restructuring plans, a Royal British Legion holiday home in Bridlington could close as part of restructuring plans. The charity announced it is undertaking a wider strategic review to look at how they operate and assess if charitable funds are being spent effectively.

Other Team Members

Elaine Forman, Hatfield & Welwny G.C
Hatfield & Welwyn G.C. AFVBC, Admin
Andy Milne, Luton & District AFVBC
Luton & District, Admin
Sharon Mansfield Oundle AFVBC
Oundle AFVBC, Admin
Yvonne Parsons Swindon AFVBC
Swindon AFVBC, Admin