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Please note : The NGVFA is not responsible for the content or maintenance of these linked sites. Any sites linked remain the authors' own work and do not necessarily express the views of the charity.

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General Veterans Information
Veterans Uk www.veterans-uk.info
Tribunals Service - War Pensions & Forces Compensation www.pensionsappealtribunals.gov.uk
The MoD www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence
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 www.royalnavy.mod.uk
Royal Navy - Community Page www.rncom.mod.uk
Army www.army.mod.uk
ABF - The Soldiers' Charity www.soldierscharity.org
Seafarers UK www.seafarers-uk.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.
www.rocbf.org.uk
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
Pension4Army www.pension4army.co.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:
cdmrp.army.mil/gwirp/


cdmrp.army.mil/gwirp/pbks/gwirppbk2012.pdf
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.
www.gulfwarmemorial.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/GulfWar91
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`
www.saveoursoldier.co.uk
The war poetry website
Poems and poets of today and the first world war
www.warpoetry.co.uk
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.
theripplepond.org/
Ocean Recovery
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.
oceanrecoverycentre.com/guides/a-z-guide-to-veterans-and-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.
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20051114233904/http:/mod.uk/issues/gulfwar/info/medical/records.htm
Medical Sites
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:
SEAP - covers the South West and South East of England www.seap.org.uk
POhWER - covers the West Midlands, East of England and London area www.pohwer.net
Carers Federation Ltd - covers East Midlands, North West, Yorkshire & Humberside and North East www.carersfederation.co.uk
Combat Stress www.combatstress.org.uk
Resolution - Treatment for military PTSD www.ptsdresolution.org
Counselling Direct
(Note: Treatment with counsellors found through this service is not funded by the NGVFA)
www.counselling-directory.org.uk
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.
www.warriorprogramme.org.uk/index
Overseas Links
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
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