This year marks the 100-year anniversary of one of the most significant moments in British history but new research commissioned by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has revealed that many young people have no idea about the historic facts surrounding the First World War.
The One Poll survey quizzed the nation on their basic historical knowledge and understanding of the Great War and revealed a distinct difference between ‘Millennials’ knowledge compared to ‘Generation X’ and the ‘Baby Boomers.’
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“Because of the constant time away from the family and the fact that I am left to handle everything by myself, divorce is one of the options I am considering.”
Statistics provided by the Service shows that relationship problems have been in the top five problems presenting in each of the last ten years. In the Tri-Service Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) 2015, 52% of respondents stated that they felt that their relationship with their serving partner would be better if they left the Royal Navy / Royal Marines. 68% had started a conversation with their serving spouse about leaving the Service.
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Do you have what it takes to join Team Blesma as they take on Nuclear Rush 2018 – a punishing, gritty cross country race on muddy Essex farmland?
Heavily loaded with over 50 man-made and natural obstacles, there are two race distances available to run on the day: 12km & 7km. Whether you enter an individual or a team, you will run together with Blesma supporters of all ages, backgrounds & athletic abilities.
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Three military charities are coming together to relaunch the D-Day 44 Challenge, an event first run by Lt Col Mike McErlain, a serving Army surgeon who changed the lives of many injured service personnel for the better.
Mike, his wife Jo and his brother-in-law Giles Barnes set up the run in 2009 but tragically Mike collapsed and died while doing the run himself in 2013. Now with Jo’s blessing the event returns in 2018, the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings, to continue its important fundraising work, with the three chosen charities being Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, Blind Veterans UK and Combat Stress.
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A group of veterans – including some severely disabled – are preparing to take on a 100-mile bike ride through the Vale of York on Saturday 26th May, to raise money for Military Charity Blesma, the Limbless Veterans and Cancer Research UK.
The Blesma 100, which will be in its third consecutive year, will start and finish in Market Town of Easingwold, North Yorkshire.
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