This document offers some key facts and data about veterans in the UK. It focuses on veterans’ employment, health, housing, and the justice system, and provides some sources of further information.
Veterans are defined as anyone who has served for at least one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations.
Office for Veterans' Affairs, 2020. Veterans Factsheet 2020. Available at: <https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874821/6.6409_CO_Armed-Forces_Veterans-Factsheet_v9_web.pdf>.