Veterans' Stories

Read heart-warming stories from veterans and their families.

Leaving the Forces was like hitting a brick wall

Alex Askew served with the RAF Regiment for three years, completing a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2007. After leaving…

Melanie who now works from home for BAE - Spousal employment support

Spousal employment support for families transitioning

Did you have a career break to support your partner whilst they were serving but now want to get back…

A Mother’s Story – from ‘the knock’ to the shock and the journey to help change more lives

As my son prepared for deployment to Afghanistan, he asked me to be his next of kin. By Friday 21…

Andrew Powell in Afghanistan in 2007

“Asking for help was not an option”

Andrew Powell ran into financial problems after leaving the Army and separating from his partner. He tells us why it is important…

Finding Work After The Forces

For many veterans, finding a job after leaving the Armed Forces can be a daunting prospect. Creating a CV, interview…

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