The Government has announced £6 million of emergency funding to support military charities which are struggling to raise funds during the coronavirus pandemic.
Defence Minister for People and Veterans Johnny Mercer made the announcement via a video link in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
It follows concerns from some military charities after the cancellation of a number of fundraising events because of lockdown.
Nikki Scott, founder of Scotty's Little Soldiers, which sup
In case you missed it, here's the wonderful video report by Forces News, filmed when they covered our Back To The Beaches trip to France in June. This was shown on TV on Sunday 12 November as part of the remembrance commemorations. A big thank you to veterans John Jeffries, Ken Hay, Roy Maxwell, Alec Knibbs, Joan De-Vall, Ernie Kennedy and Fred Glover for being such fantastic interviewees. #FredGlover #ForcesTV #BackToTheBeaches #JohnJeffries #KenHay #RoyMaxwell #AlecKnibbs #
Skydiving for charity is nothing unusual - but skydiving at the age of 90 is.
Two second world war veterans did just that for the Taxi Charity, at Old Sarum Airfield in Wiltshire.
Ted Pieri and Fred Glover, both 90, launched themselves out of the side of a plane at 12,000 feet. The Second World War veterans were in the Paras, with Ted fighting in Arnhem and Fred in Normandy.
More than seventy years later, they jumped again, in the safe hands of the Red Devils display