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Forces veteran ‘sad to have said goodbye to 40 mates’

A forces veteran has said it was “a sad thing” to discover he was the only one left at a reunion lunch. Les Brown, 90, from Maldon in Essex, served in the Army and merchant…

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Lit firework ‘put in homeless army veteran’s coat by youths’

Image copyright The Paper Cup Project Image caption Andy Shute of the Paper Cup Project charity, who helped the Army veteran, said the attack was “inhumane” A homeless Army veteran suffered leg injuries after a…


David Meek: Veteran Man Utd writer dies, aged 88

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Meek took on the job after fellow journalist Tom Jackson was killed in the 1958 Munich air disaster A veteran Manchester United journalist once described by Sir Alex…


Veteran’s ‘traumatic’ benefits experience

Army veteran Andrew Inwood said being called for a face-to-face interview to see if he qualified for medical benefit payments left him shaking with panic attacks. The former Royal Welsh soldier from Caerphilly was seriously…



Hundreds attend veteran Royal Marine’s funeral after appeal

Image caption About 150 people attended David McLaren Kerr’s funeral at Emstrey Crematorium More than 200 people have turned out to honour a veteran Royal Marine at his funeral after an appeal for mourners was…


Thousands share appeal for mourners at veteran’s funeral

Image copyright Leach and Son Image caption Mr Kerr, pictured with his late daughter Maryanne, had been living at a care home in mid Wales Forty marines are expected to attend the funeral of a…


D-Day veteran Harry Read, 94, skydives for first time since WW2

A 94-year-old D-Day veteran has completed his first parachute jump since 1944. Harry Read, from Bournemouth, was a wireless operator in the 6th Airborne Division when he jumped into Normandy in the early hours of…


Veteran, 95, breaks own scuba diving world record

A 95-year-old has broken his own record as the world’s oldest scuba diver. World War Two veteran Ray Woolley, originally from Merseyside, took the plunge in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cyprus. Mr…


‘I loved it’ – NI veteran on his years in the RAF

Some of the Royal Air Force’s most iconic aircraft are on display in County Down. They are in Newcastle as part of an event to celebrate the RAF’s centenary. Veteran Bob Calvert was at the…


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