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Should we give military families a break? A call for research on military family holidays

While the well-being of the family unit is increasingly acknowledged (eg, in academic research, policy debate and podcast media) as central to the fitness and resilience of the Armed Forces, initiatives to support family well-being have been slow to emerge.…

Archetype Profiles of Military Spouses in Australia – Identifying Perfect Partners and Mean Girls

Military spouses are situated at the junction of the military and civilian worlds. They provide necessary support to military strategic and operational objectives and are also expected to perform a traditional spousal role of the ‘good’ military wife. This article…

Older veterans: The materiality of reminiscence, making unknown histories knowable and forging social connections

Materials have long been used by individuals reflecting on personal histories, and researchers have evidenced the associated therapeutic value particularly among older populations. In this article, we consider older veterans’ reminiscence through attending interviews and workshops, focusing on the performative…

Prevalence of Potentially Morally Injurious Events in Operationally Deployed Canadian Armed Forces Members

As moral injury is a still-emerging concept within the area of military mental health, prevalence estimates for moral injury and its precursor, potentially morally injurious events (PMIEs), remain unknown for many of the world's militaries. The present study sought to…

What is the social impact and return on investment resulting from expenditure on the Cadet Forces in the UK?

The key finding of this research project is that participation in the Cadet Forces has significant positive impacts on young people, increasing their performance at school and improving their employment and career prospects. The impact is particularly strong for those…

Relationship among combat experience, Veteran pathology, and pathology of Veterans’ intimate partners: Factors predicting the pathology of Veterans and their intimate partners

For nearly 20 years, military members and their families have been involved in some form of military operation in support of what is known as the Global War on Terrorism. Research has shown that military members and Veterans demonstrate increased…

Lifting Our Sights Beyond 2030

This report strives to shine a light on the changing nature of UK society, and identify the trends that are likely to be most relevant to those members of the Armed Forces who will undergo transition over the next decade.…

The Unforgotten Forces Project Final Report: An Evaluation of Support for Older Veterans in Scotland

Unforgotten Forces was a 3-year project delivered between 2017 and 2020. It was funded by the Aged Veterans Fund through the MoD Libor funds. The Unforgotten Forces project, an innovative Poppyscotland led consortium of complementary partners, aimed to deliver services…

The Unforgotten Forces Project Final Report: An Evaluation of Support for Older Veterans in Scotland. Executive Summary

Unforgotten Forces was a 3-year project delivered between 2017 and 2020. It was funded by the Aged Veterans Fund through the MoD Libor funds. The Unforgotten Forces project, an innovative Poppyscotland led consortium of complementary partners, aimed to deliver services…