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Location of UK regular service and civilian personnel annual statistics: 2020

This statistical release presents figures on the National and International locations of all UK Regular Forces personnel and MOD Civilian personnel. The tables present information on the stationed location of all UK Regular service and Civilian personnel by UK Unitary…

Ultra-rapid development and deployment of a family resilience program during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned from Families Tackling Tough Times Together

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic brought uncertainty, anxiety, and stress into households; however, it also created an opportunity as many families, sequestered at home, found themselves spending much more time together. To support families and improve their ability to cope, recover,…

From Defender to Offender: British Female Ex-Military Re-Joining Civilian Society

This chapter considers the problems that the ex-military experience when returning to civilian life. It examines the narratives of two female former soldiers who have committed offences, unable to sustain a productive role in the ‘real’ world where individuals have…

Living in our shoes: understanding the needs of UK Armed Forces Families

In January 2019, the then Defence Secretary, The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, commissioned Andrew Selous MP to conduct an independent review to consider the diverse needs of Service families, assess whether the current support offer is meeting these…

Social isolation and loneliness of UK veterans: a Delphi study

Background Evidence increasingly acknowledges the impact of social isolation and loneliness on the lives of military veterans and the wider Armed Forces Community. Aims The study gathered expert consensus to (i) understand if veterans are considered ‘unique’ in their experiences…

UK Armed Forces biannual diversity statistics: 2020

This statistical release presents information relating to the gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion and age of Military Personnel employed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This publication meets the Department's obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty to provide information on…

Tri-Service reserves continuous attitude survey 2020

This survey of Volunteer Reserves covers satisfaction with various aspects of being a reservist. These statistics are used to inform the development of policy and measure the impact of decisions affecting reservists, such as those relating to the development of…

Waterloo Uncovered Impact Report 2019

Waterloo Uncovered (WU*) combines world-class archaeology on the battlefield of Waterloo with a programme of care, recovery and transition into civilian life for veterans and serving military personnel (VSMP) suffering from some of the physical and mental impacts of their…

Challenging missions: vulnerable veterans leaving the armed forces and promising avenues to support them

Most service members who leave the armed forces do well after the military-to-civilian transition. However, some veterans are less fortunate. They experience difficulties during their transition out of the military that result in impaired quality of life due to physical…