Welfare

Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The Debt of Honour Register is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations world-wide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.

The magazine of the RAF Families Federation. Just go to the page below and download or read the issue that you would like to see.

The Forces Children’s Trust is a charity devoted to helping dependent children that have lost a parent whilst serving with the Armed Forces. The FCT, by reason of its aims and size, has the flexibility and ability to make decisions and offer help as needed, with minimum fuss and consequent time-loss.

Forcesline is run by SAFFA. It is free and confidential. It also is independent of the military chain of command. SAFFA's experienced civilian staff provide a supportive listening and signposting service for current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families. You can talk to them about anything, including personal concerns, worries and problems. We will give you factual information or 'signpost' the appropriate ways forward.

The telephone support line is available Monday-Friday, including Bank Holidays, and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

The line is open from 10.30am - 7.30pm (UK local time).

UK 0800 731 4880
Germany 0800 1827 395
Cyprus 800 91065
Falkland Islands # 6111
Rest of the world +44 (0)1980 630854

You can also write or email them so click the link below to check out all their services

Help For Heroes works with MOD to provide support for the wounded in useful ways. H4H is particularly keen to see the wounded go on to have fulfilling lives in either the armed forces or in civilian life.

The HIVE organisation is a worldwide tri-Service information network available to all members of the Service community. HIVE Information Centres offer an extensive range of information on the availability of unit and civilian facilities, local schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities, relocation and local interest.

Navy Families Federation publication

There are thousands of disabled ex-servicemen and women in this country. They have been injured in conflicts around the globe over many decades. Now most of them are elderly and often frail and although their essential needs may be provided for, The Association is able to give them some of the extras which most of us take for granted, something to look forward to something to make life worth living. Those eligible are ex-servicemen and women of all ages who have a War Pension or who are currently suffering from some form of ill-health. We ensure that they are not forgotten by providing the following "entertainment" which brings a little happiness and joy into their lives

SSAFA stands for Soldiers', Sailors', Airmen and Families Association.

We are the national charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families, including widows and widowers in need.

Eligibility for our help is one day's paid service in any of HM forces and National Service. We also help those who completed a period of satisfactory service in the Reserves.

Providing non-political, impartial and informal support for family and dependants of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army and doing what the Tri-Service families do best - sticking together in times of hardship and in times of happiness, coming together for a better community.
If you are n the Armed Forces, or have someone in your life who is, do you ever feel that no-one understands what the lifestyle is like, are you confused about how to get even the simplest of information on military matters? The Yellow Ribbon Foundation helps provide non-political, informal and impartial help to anyone with a UK Armed Forces connection.

Information for Armed Forces Veterans

St Mary's Church
Leigh, Kent
Vicar: Rev'd Lionel Kevis
01732 833022


Coffee Stop
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.

Pet Service in the Marquee on the Green
10am on 7th September