About This Blog
This is a blog about Veterans and their journey from Military Life to Civilian Life
Taking inspiration from the works done by Hull Veteran Support Centre and the countless of other support centres (that help Veterans up and down the country) -this blog collects the experiences and ideas of those veterans and the people that have helped them.
The United Kingdom has an outstanding reputation for respecting and honouring it’s Service Veterans. From the fallen of the World Wars to ex-servicemen from more recent conflicts – we show respect to each and every one of the men and women who have made a sacrifice for the security of our country’s future.
However, there is only so much that we as civilians can offer these veterans, in terms of real support and understanding. Other than giving to charities such as The Royal British Legion and Help For Heroes – there’s not much that civilians can do to empathise with some of the problems and issues that face veterans, after leaving the military life.
That’s why it’s crucial that Support Centres, like the one in Hull and many other towns and cities across the UK, get the support they need to stay open. Veterans, missing the spirit and atmosphere of the military mess tent, can rekindle the old feeling of camaraderie that kept them going throughout their military careers.
Through the use of vocational activities, organised events and simple drop-in sessions, veterans can gain valuable social time with other people who have similar experiences in the armed services.