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|General Veterans Information|
|Tribunals Service - War Pensions & Forces Compensation||www.pensionsappealtribunals.gov.uk|
|MoD: Gulf Veterans' Illnesses||www.gov.uk/gulf-veterans-illnesses#history-of-uk-gulf-veterans-illnesses|
|MoD: UK Depleted Uranium Policy and Development||www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/210641/Depleted_Uranium.pdf|
|Royal Air Force||www.raf.mod.uk|
|Royal Navy - Community Page||www.rncom.mod.uk|
|ABF - The Soldiers' Charity||www.soldierscharity.org|
|Royal Observer Corps Benevolent Fund
The Royal Observer Corps Benevolent Fund is a national charity that provides assistance to former members of the Royal Observer Corps and their dependants who are in need, hardship or distress. The ROC stood down from its duties in 1995 after 70 proud years serving in war and peacetime. Many thousands of men and women - more than 200,000, in fact - gave valuable service over that time. It is estimated that there are still some 60,000 former members eligible to call on the Fund. Their dependants may also be eligible for assistance.
|Research Advisory Committee Report on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses||www1.va.gov/RAC-GWVI/|
|Linder Myers Solicitors||www.lindermyers.co.uk|
|The Disability Rights Commission||www.drc-gb.org|
|Hilary Meredith solicitors||www.hmsolicitors.co.uk|
|The Union Jack Club, London||www.ujclub.co.uk|
|DASA - Defence Analytical Services Agency for UK defence statistics||www.dasa.mod.uk|
|DATA - UK public sector information and data||www.data.gov.uk|
|United Kingdom National Defence Association||www.uknda.org|
|Forces Reunited - UK Armed forces reunion site||www.forcesreunited.org.uk|
|Website relating to bullying in the forces||www.ssafa.org.uk/help-you/forcesline|
|The RAF Operation Granby history site||www.raf.mod.uk/history/OperationGranby.cfm|
|Family Fund - Helping disabled children||www.familyfund.org.uk|
|Military Families Support Group||www.mfsg.org.uk|
|Veterans Oyster Card||www.tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/adult-discounts-and-concessions/veterans-oyster-photocard|
|The National Archive - The UK Governments' Official Archive||www.nationalarchives.gov.uk|
|St David's home for disabled ex-servicemen and women||www.stdavidshome.org|
|91 Outcomes - Gulf War Veterans News||www.91outcomes.com/|
|Legasee - Free, Professional videos documenting Veterans' stories||www.legasee.org.uk|
|The Officers' Association||www.officersassociation.org.uk|
|Army of Angels - Financial Support for Ex Services||www.armyofangels.org.uk|
|Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card||www.ceacard.co.uk|
|CDMRP Gulf War Illness Research Program
2012 Report / Program Booklet:
|Big White Wall - Online help & counselling, free to service personnel and veterans||www.bigwhitewall.com|
|Gulf War 90-91 Memorial Trust Appeal
Raising funds for a permanent Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire to the Gulf War (90-91) for the 47 Service Personnel that lost their lives in theatre and have lost the fight since.
|Forces for their future||www.forcesfortheirfuture.org.uk|
|Save Our Soldier
Helping combatants with PTSI
Lee Hayward was the guest presenter at the NGVFA respite 2014`
|The war poetry website
Poems and poets of today and the first world war
|The Ripple Pond
Peer-led support groups for adult family members of those who have been impacted by events experienced while serving in the Armed Forces. We offer local support in small groups within a safe, confidential environment; where there is no group local to you we will be there for you via phone, email, text and Facebook until a group becomes available in your are. There are groups rippling through the UK and the hope is that family members will not have to travel too far to find someone with whom to share experiences.
The A-Z Guide to Veterans and Addiction: This guide aims to build awareness of the plight experienced by many veterans when it comes to addiction. The guide also provides tips on how to help a veteran who suffers from an addiction.
|** NEW ** National Archives
A common theme of Gulf veterans' complaints to MOD is that they, their medical and legal advisers, the War Pensions Agency and others who may have a legitimate reason for access, are experiencing difficulties in obtaining their medical records. The aim of this publication is to provide a simple explanation of the relevant parts of the Service medical documentation system, to describe how it was used during Gulf deployment of 1990-1991, to explain the generic reasons why a record may no longer exist and to provide points of contact which veterans can use in seeking to obtain their medical records. It should be clearly understood that this paper refers to Service medical records. The medical records of dependants belong to the National Health Service and the MOD has no right of access to them except on the basis of MOD employed doctors (Service or civilian) providing medical services.
|Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS) is a free independent service that helps individuals who wish to make a complaint against any NHS funded service if they have experienced a problem, they are not solicitors but can help draft letters and advise on the legislation and process. This service is only available in England and is covered by three separate charitable organisations:
|Resolution - Treatment for military PTSD||www.ptsdresolution.org|
(Note: Treatment with counsellors found through this service is not funded by the NGVFA)
|Mesothelioma Center - Asbestos Exposure||www.asbestos.com|
|Hypnotherapy Directory - UK Hypnotherapy information and practitioners||www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk|
|The Warrior Programme
The Warrior Programme particularly helps Ex-Service personnel and provides an environment where creative solutions can be explored in a supportive community atmosphere, yet on a one-to-one basis. It will benefit anyone suffering from depression, anxiety and increased levels of stress who is serious about changing their life for the better. It will enable you to move forward positively and more productively in your life.
|US Department of Veterans Affairs||www.va.gov|
|Australian Department of Veterans Affairs||www.dva.gov.au|
|US Institute of Medicine - Military and Veterans information||www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Global/Topics/Veterans-Health.aspx|
|The National Gulf War Resource Center (US)||www.ngwrc.org|
|DHCC / PDHealth - US post-deployment healthcare site||www.pdhealth.mil|
|Mesothelioma Lawyer - US||www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org|
|Unofficial / Alternative Sites|
|Army Rumour Service||www.arrse.co.uk|
|Navy Rumour Service||www.navy-net.co.uk|