WWII – Brits, Americans and Russians All Believe They ‘Won’ WWII, Research Finds
August 15th, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

A new survey suggests Britons, Americans and Russians suffer from ‘national narcissism’ when crediting the victory. New research points toward a ‘national narcissism’, as citizens of the Second World War’s…

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Study shows U.S. veterans earn more money in the workplace than non-veterans
July 31st, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

Military veterans are faring better in the workplace than their non-veteran counterparts. In fact, between 2005 and 2015, veterans’ average hourly wages were nearly $5 higher—at almost $26 an hour—compared…

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Johnny Mercer To Oversee New Office Of Veterans’ Affairs
July 30th, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

Mr Mercer has been made a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in both the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office. Johnny Mercer, the former-Army-officer-turned MP, has been given a…

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New UK research reveals Armed Forces Veterans take an average of seven months to transition to civilian careers
July 17th, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

New research from Openreach – the UK’s largest private sector employer of Armed Forces people – has found that veterans are struggling to adjust to working life in Civvy Street,…

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Spotlight on UK veterans with new Health Education England appointment
July 17th, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

Janis Mumford, Head of Integrated Services based in the Leicester office, has been appointed to the role of Chairperson of the East of England Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee. After…

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UK’s Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research Goes Live
June 26th, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), is a partnership with the University of Birmingham (UoB), the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR,…

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Projects to Support the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant Ramp up a Gear
June 21st, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

There are lots of examples around the UK of projects, spear-headed by local councils and Armed Forces Champions/Project Officers, that are aiming to fulfil commitment to upholding the Armed Forces…

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Wiltshire Council Produces Short Film to Illustrate Transition Challenges
June 21st, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

The Forces Connect South West Project is due to launch its outreach service on the 28th June. Ahead of this, the team, led by Wiltshire Council (UK), have launched the…

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Snapshot Housing Animation Released Today
June 18th, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

Today the VFR Hub launches our first animation video, which outlines key facts and figures related to housing for the UK’s Armed Forces community. The video serves as an introduction to…

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Scottish Government makes progress with provision for veterans
June 12th, 2019 by Kristina Fleuty

The Scottish Veterans Commissioner has released a report that shows the progress of the Scottish Government towards recommendations made in previous reports on serving the veteran community in Scotland. The…

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