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Louise Jennings: Funeral for ‘incredible life’ of transgender veteran

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC interviewed Louise Jennings at her nursing home in October Mourners have attended a funeral marking the “incredible life” of a 99-year-old transgender painter who fought…


Factory role gives amputee veteran chance to retrain

Ex-soldier Gary Jamieson lost both legs and an arm in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2010. The 38-year-old spent six years in rehab after suffering catastrophic injuries. He was one of the first to sign…



Harry Leslie Smith: War veteran has died son says

Image caption Harry Leslie Smith has died while visiting his son A former World War Two pilot who grew up in poverty and described himself as the “world’s oldest rebel” has died. The son of…


Harry Leslie Smith: Thousands send support to ill veteran

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHarry Smith moved Labour delegates to their feet with his impassioned speech about the NHS in 2014 Thousands of well-wishers have sent their support to RAF veteran…



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…


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