Browsing All posts tagged under »Veterans«

A 1-day workshop in West Dorset introducing Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Skills specifically tailored for Military Veterans

March 4, 2015 by

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Applications open for new NZ Defence Service Medal

April 18, 2011 by

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The New Zealand Defence Service Medal 15 April 2011 Applications for the New Zealand Defence Service Medal (NZDSM) have opened for ex-Service personnel who are over 70 years old.  The new medal, approved recently by Her Majesty, closes a long-standing gap in medallic recognition of non-operational military service. The first NZDSM medals were presented to […]

FIRST OF THE NEW DEFENCE MEDALS TO BE PRESENTED

April 11, 2011 by

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Veterans across the country are hoping that this week will see the Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg make their decision on the institution of the UK National Defence Medal   Coinciding with this decision is the inaugural presentation in Parliament of the New Zealand Defence Service Medal. Chairman of the UK […]

Will the Mandarins Prevail?

March 1, 2011 by

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It seems that the Conservative Party has fallen into the trap of taking the least line of resistance by simply seeking advice from the senior mandarins. They practise a tired and outdated methodology that is unable to cope with the challenges that beset modern Britain. The 19th Century mindset and desperate clinging to tradition and privilege that exists within […]

Why no fair hearing?

February 24, 2011 by

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It has come as a great disappointment to observe that the Conservative Party’s oft promised and much vaunted ‘open enquiry’ into the honours and awards system currently in (mis)use in Britain, with a special examination of the feasibility of a National Defence Medal, has quietly morphed into a hasty, ‘in camera’ exercise performed by rote […]

WHO WILL SPEAK FOR THE VETERANS?

February 10, 2011 by

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“And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.” Pastor Martin Niemoller 14/1/1892 – 6/3/1984. In any right-minded society, those who volunteer to serve their country in the Armed Forces should be properly recognised. Serving personnel and veterans appreciate the massive support the British public has given us […]