Former RAF Flight Lieutenant celebrates 100th birthday

Former RAF Flight Lieutenant, William Nesbitt, had a wonderful surprise last week when his family organised a special birthday tea at RAF Aldergrove Air Wing.  William was welcomed by Wing Commander Jacqs Rankin and several of the RAF family, as well as the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey.

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Support for Veterans

A number of Veterans’ organisations are offering support in light of recent events in Afghanistan. If you or someone you know is in need right now help is available.

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Real Stories 2021

A team of researchers from King’s Centre for Military Health Research have worked on creating an album that tells the personal stories of Armed Forces families living in the UK today.

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Job opportunities with The Ely Centre

The Ely Centre is hiring two Office Administrators to facilitate the work of the Ely Centre welfare team engaged in support for applications to the Troubles Permanent Disablement Payments Scheme (TPDPS).

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Models for Heroes - making a difference for Veterans

We visited the Belfast arm of Models for Heroes for their first in-person meet up since early 2019. The group’s organiser, Colin Patterson, chatted us through what they do, and explained how scale modelling can help Veterans.

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Cleaning Belfast’s Korean War Memorial

This face of the Memorial remembers those of the 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles (RUR) who died in Korea.

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New online tool helps visualise latest data on how Covid-19 is affecting Armed Forces charities

The Directory of Social Change (DSC), funded by Forces in Mind Trust, has launched a new online tool, the Cobseo Covid-19 Impact Database, a unique and interactive source of data on how Armed Forces charities are affected by Covid-19.

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Lisburn Museum Veterans Engagement Programme

Earlier this week we sat down with Dr Collette Brownlee to hear more about the upcoming Lisburn Museum Veterans Engagement Programme. Collette is the Education Services Officer at the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, and will lead the project over the next 12 months.

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Northern Ireland Veterans' Support Office bid for Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People Programme Portfolio Lead

The Northern Ireland Veterans' Support Office is in the process of applying to become Portfolio Lead for the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People Programme in Northern Ireland.

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Let's Do Veterans' Support Open Day

Staff from the Northern Ireland Veterans' Support Office were delighted to attend an Open Day on Friday the 23rd of July run by Let’s Do Veterans' Support in Clough, Downpatrick.

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