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Women in World War II Royal Australian Air Force Bands: An Untold Story

Existing research into Australian defence force bands, including that published by the Australian Defence Force itself, assumes that women were not eligible to join mainstream military bands until the 1980s. Prior to this, it was thought women’s involvement in music…
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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…
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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…
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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…

Identification/Non-Identification Among U.K. Veterans in Scotland

This article seeks to establish how, and why, older U.K. Armed Forces veterans resident in Scotland identify as veterans. We consider both the profile and the nature of the aged veteran population in Scotland and consider the nature of inclusion…

Location of armed forces pension and compensation recipients: 2020

This annual Statistical Bulletin provides summary statistics on the location of UK Armed Forces veterans in receipt of an occupational pension, and service personnel and veterans awarded compensation for service-attributable injury/illness, as at 31 March 2020. Summary statistics are presented…

Understanding Gender Sensitivity of the Health Care Workforce at the Veterans Health Administration

Background: Gender sensitivity of providers and staff has assumed increasing importance in closing historical gender disparities in health care quality and outcomes. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented several initiatives intended to improve gender sensitivity of its health…

Impact of military service on physical health later in life: a qualitative study of geriatric UK veterans and non-veterans

Objectives Military veterans often experience physical health problems in later life; however, it remains unclear whether these problems are due to military service or are a feature of the ageing process. This study aimed to explore veteran and non-veteran perceptions…

Persistent social networks : Civil war veterans who fought together co-locate in later life

We demonstrate the long reach of early social ties in the location decision of individuals and in their older age mortality risk using data on Union Army veterans of the US Civil War (1861-5). We estimate discrete choice migration models…