Armed Forces Bill passed

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New legislation to ensure that Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families are supported when accessing key public services gained Royal Assent in Parliament on 15 December 2021. The Armed Forces Act 2021 enshrines the Armed Forces Covenant in law to help prevent our Armed Forces community being disadvantaged when accessing essential services like healthcare,Continue Reading

English Veterans Awards 2021

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The English Veterans Awards ceremony for 2021 was held at the Village Hotel in Solihull on Wednesday 15 September 2021. Bernard Stonestreet, Founder of the East Sussex Veterans Hub was successful in winning 2 awards – Volunteer of the Year and the Overall Winner – Champion English Veterans Awards. It is easy to see whyContinue Reading

GOC Commendation

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Major Tony Finch REME being presented with his General Officer Commanding’s (GOC) Commendation for his support to OP RESCIPT by Major General Chris Ghika CBE GOC Household Division and London District (photo courtesy of Capt Tom Orchard). Major Finch has been an active member of the Sussex, Kent & Medway NHS AFN since its conceptionContinue Reading


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Sandy Nathan (K.M.N.) grandfather (pictured) to Dr Jihad Malasi’s who is a GP at at Dashwood Medical Practice in Kent, served with the British Army and in the Police.  Whilst Sandy Nathan (K.M.N.) returned from service, those who did not should be commemorated equally as they all gave the ultimate sacrifice.  This equity is something,Continue 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

Improving health and wellbeing support

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Share your views to help improve health and wellbeing support for armed forces families in England The NHS has launched a questionnaire and series of virtual events to explore how it can improve health and wellbeing support for serving, reserve and veteran families in England. Whilst most armed forces families enjoy healthy lives, the uniqueContinue Reading

Success at Soldiering On Awards

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The Sussex, Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network (AFN) is celebrating its success at the national Soldiering On Awards after being named the winner of The Forces in Mind Trust’s Working Together Award. This national prize recognises the AFN’s hard work to make sure people with a Forces background can get support and help onContinue Reading

English Veterans Awards 2020

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The English Veterans Awards 2020 – Rewarding Veterans in Business, Fitness, Sport and the wider community – in association with The ABF Soldiers’ Charity In England, there are a huge number of highly successful Armed Forces Veterans that have made the transition from the Military to civilian life and the English Veterans Awards (EVA) ,Continue Reading

Employer Recognition Scheme 2020 Awards

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The Armed Forces Network would like to congratulate its colleagues in Sussex and Kent & Medway on achieving the following awards under the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme in 2020. Dover District Council – Gold AwardKent Fire and Rescue Service – Gold AwardMedway Council – Gold AwardSussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Silver AwardWestContinue Reading

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