Veteran Steve Craddock has put himself through many cycling challenges over the last twelve years, raising over £500,000 for Help for Heroes by the end of 2019. Cycling an estimated 12,000 miles in fundraising events, becoming the largest individual fundraiser in the process.
After the deadly insurrection of the US Capitol carried out by pro-Trump supporters, a group of veterans helped to clean the streets of Washington, D.C. and remove the marks left by the hatred and violence of January 6th. The effort was organised by the non-profit group Continue to Serve, a group of military veterans who support social justice causes including Black Lives Matter, voter safety and immigration.
The president allegedly made the comments in France in 2018 while speaking to his staff about US service members who'd died in World War I.
Two veterans marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings by taking part in a parachute jump. 95-year-old Harry Read and 94-year-old John Hutton flew over the English Channel and landed in Normandy, recreating their actions during the beach landings of June 6, 1944.
Johnny has “more than a few ideas of where this money can go.”
Back in April the Homelessness Reduction Bill formally became an Act of Parliament, placing a new duty on local authorities
I was privileged to attend the summer ball held at Grosvenor House by Care After Combat, a wonderful charity which helps
June 14th marks 35 years since the end of the Falklands War, in which 649 Argentine soldiers, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities. For many of our servicemen who fought in the short but bloody conflict, it was only the beginning of a larger battle to come.
I served our country for 9 years. When I returned, I felt abandoned. With no qualifications and no life experience outside the Royal Air Force, I couldn't find work. I spent six months looking for employment. I applied for every job I could find - McDonalds, KFC, Amazon - no one would have me. Eventually I found a manual job, working 16 hour days, 6 days a week, on poverty wages.
As Westminster prepares to go into a long campaign because of Theresa May's U-turn on a snap election, many issues MPs have been working on are in danger of disappearing into the political long grass.