A display of WWI-related archives is being held at the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms, Tate Britain on 5th August. It will look at the experience of artists during WWI and will include letters, sketches, drawings and sketchbooks. Anyone is welcome to drop in. See link below for more details. Tate Britain WWI display
Yesterday saw the annual Reginald Fessenden Challenge, a sailing fundraising event held from the RAF Yacht Club, Hamble. Six crews from maritime defence organisations and one representing the NFA competed for the trophy. Our thanks to the organiser Captain Tim Davies of AVRO Yachting and those companies who generously took part. One of the companies, [...]
We have just hosted two small groups of injured servicemen, including single and double amputees, on five-day white water canoeing holidays in the French Alps, supported by our largest donor Help for Heroes. Both groups got on fantastically well, with any initial anxiety quickly giving way to the exciting challenge of canoeing down the river [...]
Our supporters, donors and beneficiaries often tell us what they like about the NFA and what makes us unique among service charities, whose excellent work we aim to complement. One feature is mentioned time and again; that we are there to support injured service men and women of all ages and all Services. This was [...]
We have just released our first ever newsletter which aims to highlight the many activities which we put on during the year and the fantastic support we receive from our supporters, volunteers and donors. To view the newsletter click here.
The British Film Institute is running a film season entitled ‘WWI: The View from the Ground’ until the end of August. Focusing on the experience of the people who lived through WWI, subjects range from food shortages, to the contribution women made during the war, to transport during the war, to screenings of the full-length [...]
We are currently hosting our second week of white water canoeing in the French Alps for groups of injured Royal Marines, Royal Navy and Army servicemen, including both serving personnel and veterans. These holidays encapsulate our motto 'From Comradeship To Challenge': our guests relish the challenge of taking on the the rapids, helping and encouraging each [...]
On July 1st 1916 at 07:30 hrs the Citizen Army of Great Britain, as it is often called, and Her Empire launched forth across No Man’s Land against the German fortified positions. This Army was a mixture of Regulars, Territorials, Conscripts, Empire troops and Kitchener's New Army; different tongues and different ways of doing business. By November [...]
Northern Ireland Chairman John Davies recently presented a BEM Miniature Bow on behalf of the Association to Yvonne Mulholland. Yvonne who was awarded the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for voluntary services to veterans, will receive her medal later in the year at a presentation ceremony in Hillsborough Castle.