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The Welfare section of the Association is managed by the Welfare Secretary, Mr Dennis Norris.

Through comradeship and friendship, the aim of the Association is to support members in ill health or infirmity wherever possible. As we get older and some of us become more infirm that comradeship and friendship can be worth more than any financial support that can be obtained. This can be seen through social media with many excellent examples of individuals in the Association supporting members who are unwell; long may this continue.

We have all served in many Regiments and made friendships that will last a lifetime. A telephone call, a short visit with the chance of a pint, or a cup of tea and a walk down memory lane or even a short message over social media can raise the spirits of any friend and colleague who may be feeling low due to their personal circumstances. This is particularly true if they are are unable to get out-and-about due to infirmity and cannot attend the re-union dinner due to their condition.

Should it be known, please do let the Association Committee and the Welfare Secretary know if they or any of their former colleagues are having difficulties. Inform individuals of the necessary contact details and links to Facebook and our Association website, especially the Committee page.

Members can rest assured that any welfare dealings will be completely confidential and treated in the strictest confidence.

See below a variety of links to external support websites for serving and ex-serving members. Click on any of the logo's to open the appropriate support site.

Veterans Gateway Logo
Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support.

Veterans Foundation Logo
To assist people who are serving or who have served in the British armed forces, and their dependants, by advancing any lawful charitable purpose at the discretion of the trustees and in particular, but not exclusively, to make grants to other charities who assist serving and former members of the armed forces and their dependants who are in need.

The Armed Forces Covenant Logo
For both serving personnel, veterans and their families, the Armed Forces Covenant website provides useful and valuable information about available support services.

The Royal Artillery Association Logo
The association exisits to promote Gunner welfare and comradeship fostered in local branches and ladies sections in the UK and abroad, and by affiliation to other Gunner organisations.

The World Veterans Federation Logo
The World Veterans Federation is at the forefront of promoting and defending international peace and security and to be proactive in ensuring the health and wellbeing of all veterans and victims of war worldwide.

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Age UK Logo
Forces Friends is the partnership between Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, and The Royal British Legion providing support to older military veterans experiencing isolation or loneliness, providing trained volunteer visiting services to deliver support for isolated and lonely military veterans and their dependents aged over 60.

The Veterans UK Logo
Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service.

The Veterans Scotland Logo
Veterans Scotland aims to enhance the welfare of the Scottish veterans community.

Homes for Veterans Logo
Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans provide supported accommodation to British Armed Forces Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The SSAFA Logo
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

The Union Jack Club Logo
The Union Jack Club is a Service Charity located in central London, next to Waterloo Station, providing all the facilities of a modern hotel to serving and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.

The Royal British Legion Logo
The Royal British Legion mission is to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round, campaign to improve their lives, organise the annual Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.

The Victory Services Club Logo
The Victory Services Club provides a place in central London for serving and ex-service military personnel accross the tri-services, to meet and associate with each other, accommodation at a reasonable, affordable price, provided across all the ranks.

The Help For Heros Logo
Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, we believe that those prepared to put their lives second, deserve a second chance at life.

The Army Widows’ Association Logo
The Army Widows’ Association was formed by widows in 2004 and are a volunteer run Organisation and charity with an aim to offer comfort, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of service men and women.

The Confederation of Service Charities Logo
Cobseo, as the Confederation of Service Charities, provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community.

The Army Benevolent Fund Logo
The Army Benevolent Fund: We give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. We make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.

The Veterans Aid's Logo
The Veterans Aid's activities revolve around helping ex-servicemen and women in crisis.

The Pension Society Logo
Founded in 1946, the Society is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to serve the interests of all ranks in all three Services. It is the pension watchdog for the whole military community including dependants.