Useful links

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

We are The Soldiers’ Charity. We give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it’s just doing their job. In return, we provide financial assistance when they are in real need.

Blesma – The British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association
The British Limbless Ex-Service Mens Association provides support and care for amputees and other disabled ex service personnel.

British Veterans
For information about an Ex-Servicemen and Woman identity card to acknowledge your military service and provide access to a unique range of discounts and savings.

Combat Stress
Combat Stress is the leading service provider in the care of Veterans’ mental health.  We are able to deliver specialist, trauma-focused treatment and support to Ex-Service men and women whose problems are chronic, complex and long term.  We also provide help and advice to their families.

Forces Pension Society
The Forces Pension Society is open to all Service people both serving and retired.  It advises members on individual service pension queries, and campaigns to seek improvements in the Armed Forces Pension Scheme and to resolve past injustices.  It also offers an increasing range of added value benefits including a recently launched private health insurance scheme.

Navy News
The newspaper of the Royal Navy, reporting on the fleet for over 50 years.

The Naval Families Federation
The Naval Families Federation is the independent voice of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Families.

The Officers’ Association 

Supporting Officers, retired Officers and their families seeking Employment, Advice, Assistance and Accommodation.

The Parachute Regiment
Information to those that have served with or those who are interested in joining or finding information on the Parachute Regiment.

Pension for Army

RAF Benevolent Fund

The RAF Benevolent Fund is here to provide support to all members of the RAF family in need.  If you have ever served in the Royal Air Force, or you are an immediate dependant of someone who served, then you may be eligible for assistance.


The North of England Reserve Forces and Cadets Association is one of thirteen Associations which cover the United Kindom. The Associations are largely coterminous with Regional Government boundaries, with the North of England RFCA covering from Berwick to Teesside and across to the Pennines; the same area as the Government Office North East. It provides a link between the military forces and the local community, raises awareness of the benefits to Reservists and employers which can be gained through part-time soldiering or being a member of the Cadet Forces, both as an adult instructor or a cadet.

RFCA for Yorkshire and The Humber

The Reserve Forces and Cadets Association has an influential and wide ranging role. It has a responsibility to provide advice to the Defence Council, for promoting the Territorial Army and other Reserve Forces in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Service Pals

Service Pals is a UK Armed Forces Friend Finder allowing you to find lost military friends and colleagues and reunite with old mates from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

The Scottish Veterans Association

The Scottish Veterans Association aims to promote the Historical Heritage of Scotland and to provide relief and support to Members of the Association.

United Kingdom Reserve Forces Association

The United Kingdom Reserve Forces Association is a Tri-Service organization, with membership open to individuals of any rank who have, or who have had, a reserve commitment or have served with the UK Armed Forces.   It is part funded by charitable donation, membership subscriptions and Service grants.


MoneyForce is the home of money guidance for UK Service people.

A joint initiative between Standard Life Charitable Trust, The Royal British Legion and the Ministry of Defence, the MoneyForce website aims to assist all Service personnel, their partners, families and dependants, to be better equipped to manage their money and financial affairs.

The Royal British Legion stands shoulder to shoulder with all who serve. It is the nation’s leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem, the red poppy.  One of the fundraising initiatives is called 14-18 Legacy, follow the link to find out more.