Happy 100th Birthday

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We are pleased to wish the Royal British Legion a Happy 100th Birthday! Since 1921 they have been fighting for the rights of those who gave so much and came back to so little. Today, the Royal British Legion (RBL) continues to stand with the Armed Forces community and challenge injustices to ensure all thoseContinue Reading

Shell Shock – Remembrance Day

We are thrilled to announce that in conjunction with Shell Shock Media CIC, Changing Minds – Changing Lives and SSAFA that we will be hosting an on-line adaptation of the award winning Shell Shock play starring Tim Marriott.  The play depicts one veteran’s experience of trauma and mental ill health and the impact of thisContinue Reading

Armed Forces Day 2020

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Armed Forces Day took place on Saturday 27 June 2020 and the Armed Forces Network celebrated the whole of Armed Forces week with daily updates via our Twitter account @SussexAFN. In Canterbury they held a flag raising event at Canterbury fire station. In attendance were the on duty crew, Kent Fire & Rescue Service volunteer,Continue Reading

Finalists – Soldiering on Awards 2019

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The Sussex Armed Forces Network support team have been shortlisted as finalists in the Soldiering on Awards 2019.  The Working Together Award sponsored by the Forces in Mind Trust recognises the enduring commitment and collaborative approach to supporting the Armed Forces sector within the wider community. The other finalists are: Project Nova Unforgotten Forces VeteransContinue Reading

Remembrance Sunday – 100 years

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Lieutenant George Chapman (pictured) of the 220 Medical Squadron, 254 Medical Regiment in Kent laid a wreath on behalf of the Sussex Armed Forces Network and the NHS at the Remembrance Service at Shoreham-by-Sea. Not only is George a Reservist but he also works as a Quality Improvement Lead for Adult Mental Health for NHS England –Continue Reading

RBLI Christmas Market – 15 December 2018

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The Royal British Legion Industries will be hosting their first Christmas Market on Saturday 15 December 2018. This is part of their project to find and support older military veterans. The market will run from 10:30 – 15:00 at the Base Camp Cafe, Royal British Legion Village, Aylesford ME20 7NL The event will include ChristmasContinue Reading

Service Champions Training New Dates for 2019

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The dates for the Sussex Armed Forces Network Service Champions Training in 2019 have now been announced and they will take place as follows: Wednesday 16 January 2019 at the Army Reserve Centre in Crawley Wednesday 3 April 2019 at the Army Reserve Centre in Eastbourne Tuesday 15 October 2019 at the Army Reserve CentreContinue Reading


50 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces NHS Hastings and Rother and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) were named amongst Britain’s top supporters of the Armed Forces yesterday, alongside a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards. The MOD announced the ‘Gold Awards’ for 50Continue Reading

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