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Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

We help and support those who serve in our Armed Forces and those who used to serve - even if it was only for a single day. We also care for the families of both.

www.ssafa.org.uk/
 
 
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Aircrewmans Association

Full Membership of the Association is open to all individuals awarded Royal Naval Aircrewman Wings whilst serving as members of HM Armed Forces. A limited number of Associate Memberships are available, contact the webmaster for details.

www.aircrewman.org.uk
 
 
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Association of Royal Navy Officers

ARNO is the membership organisation for all Royal Navy, Royal Marines and QARNNS officers along with their Maritime Reserve counterparts.  Officers from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, WRNS, RNVR and SCC are also welcome. You can join us from your first day at Dartmouth or Lympstone, then stay with us right through your career, and on into civilian life.

www.arno.org.uk/
 
 
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Association of Wrens

The Association welcomes all who served in the WRNS and WRNR, including those who transferred to the RN and RNR, and all former and serving female ratings and officers. Our Association was established in 1920 by WWI veterans to keep the spirit of the service alive, and that is still our aim.

www.wrens.org.uk/
 
 
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BLESMA

BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association) is the national charity for limbless serving and ex service men and women and their dependants and widows.

www.blesma.org
 

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Burma Star Association

The Burma Star Association exists to relieve need, hardship or distress among men and women who served in HM and Allied Forces or the Nursing Services in the Burma Campaign of the 1939-45 war or are otherwise entitled to be holders of the Burma Star or Pacific Star with Burma Clasp and for their widows, widowers or dependants.

www.burmastar.org.uk/
 
 
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COBSEO

COBSEO is an organisation that exists to work for the interests of the Armed Forces community in order to: Represent and support the needs and opinions of members to all levels of government and other organisations Identify, communicate and act on issues of common interest on behalf of members Exchange and coordinate information between members Act as a single point of contact for external enquiries 

www.cobseo.org.uk/
 
 
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Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health.

www.combatstress.org.uk
 
 
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Fleet Air Arm Officers Association

The Fleet Air Arm Officers Association is a thriving organisation whose serving and retired members want to keep in touch, keep informed about today's Fleet Air Arm and keep alive the unique comradeship, professionalism and can-do spirit epitomised by the Fleet Air Arm.

www.fleetairarmoa.org
 
 
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Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country.

www.helpforheroes.org.uk
 
 
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HMS Halcyon Class Association

This site contains a collection of stories, reports and anecdotes that have been gathered from many sources and brought together to create a comprehensive chronological account of the history of each ship. Names and details of crew members have been included whenever they have been found.

www.halcyon-class.co.uk
 
 
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Irish Naval Association

Up to and during WW1 Britain controlled  all waters around Ireland. Irish deep water Harbours were situated at Cobh, Berehaven and Lough Swilly. Britain based some of their Submarine and Cruiser Fleets at these Naval Bases.

www.irishnavalassociation.ie
 
 
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KartForce

KartForce is a team of Serving and ex-Serving injured troops that race in karting events around the country and abroad.

www.kartforce.org/
 
 
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Minewarfare & Clearance Diving Officers Association

The Royal Naval Minewarfare & Clearance Diving Officers' Association was launched  on 3 April 1992. The aim of the Association is to perpetuate the "Esprit de Corps" of Royal Naval and certain other Minewarfare and Clearance Diving Officers for their mutual benefit through the frequent exchange of information and regular meetings.

www.mcdoa.org.uk
 
 
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Naval Association of Australia

The Naval Association of Australia (NAA) was established in 1920. The NAA is the only national organisation with the sole purpose of looking after the interests of serving Navy and ex-Navy men and women. Membership of the NAA gives Voice to the Navy within the wider community.

www.navalassoc.org.au/
 
 
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Naval Families Federation

Our vision is for all Naval Service Families to be able to have their views heard by those in positions of power; feel valued and be treated with fairness and respect; and thrive in their communities of choice.

www.nff.org.uk/
 
 
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Queen Alexandra's Royal Navy Nursing Service

The QARNNS Association is a registered charity and encompasses all serving personnel, Reserves and retired members of the QARNNS, as well as VAD’s (RN). Initially formed in 1970, there were separate Ratings’ and Officers’ Associations, but in 2007 they amalgamated, and we now have members around the world.

www.qarnns.co.uk/
 
 
RBL Riders Branch

The Riders Branch is keen to attract motorcyclists and supporters of the Legion from across the globe. They already have Branch members from Cornwall to Scotland as well as Europe, Northern America and Australasia.

http://www.rblr.co.uk/content/
 
 
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Regular Forces Employment Association

We exist to provide life-long, life-changing support, jobs and training opportunities to service leavers, veterans and reservists.

www.rfea.org.uk/
 
 
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Royal Marines Association

The role of the Royal Marines Association (RMA) is to maintain and promote esprit de corps and comradeship amongst all Royal Marines and their families, past and present

www.royalmarinesassociation.org.uk/
 
 
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Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity

The RNRMC is a major grant making charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for former and serving personnel of the Naval Service - and their families. The RNRMC can help in any of these areas: benevolence (the relief of those in need or distress), amenities, dependants, sports, prizes and awards. It also makes grants to other naval charities and organisations.

rnrmc.org.uk
 
 
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Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund is the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents work, or have worked, for the Naval Service.

www.rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk
 
 
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Royal Navy Benevolent Trust

The RNBT exists to serve men and women in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their families, by supporting them at times of need, throughout their lives.

www.rnbt.org.uk
 
 
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Royal Navy Royal Marines Widows' Association

We formed in 2008 when a small group of widows decided to set up an association to support other widows with the aim of bringing friendship, support, guidance and comfort to those who have experienced the trauma of bereavement.

www.rnrmwidowsassociation.org
 
 
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Royal New Zealand Naval Association

The association is open for full membership of all retired and serving naval personnel of the Royal New Zealand Navy or any of the Commonwealth Royal Navy's, who have served a minimum period of 6 months continuous service. The Royal New Zealand Naval Association is a non profit organisation working for, and on behalf of it's members.

www.rnzna.org.nz/
 
 
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Seafarers UK

Seafarers UK is a charity that has been helping people in the maritime community for over 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families. We do this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

www.seafarers-uk.org/
 
 

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Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service. Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence.

www.veterans-uk.info/
 
 

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Survey Ships Association

The object of the Association is to perpetuate the "Esprit de Corps" and comradeship amongst past and present Ships Companies of all Royal Navy Survey Ships.

www.surveyships.org.uk
 
 
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The Fleet Air Arm Association

The Aims of the Fleet Air Arm Association are: To assist members in matters relating to welfare. To maintain a close relationship with the Service and to inform the general public of the past traditions and present function of the Fleet Air Arm.

www.faaa.org.uk
 
 
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The Forces Pension Society

The Forces Pension Society is your independent not-for-profit pension watchdog, fighting for the interests of the Armed Forces and their families.

www.forcespensionsociety.org/
 
 
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The Not Forgotten Association

Providing entertainment and recreation for the serving wounded and the ex-service community with disabilities

www.nfassociation.org/
 
 
 
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The Officers Association

The Officers’ Association works with both serving and former officers and reservists from across the Armed Forces and their families. Whether you are still serving, in transition or a former officer wishing to change career in later life, the OA is able to offer professional, impartial and practical advice on all aspects of transition and employment.

www.officersassociation.org.uk/
 
 

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces.

www.britishlegion.org.uk
 
 
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Ton Class Minesweepers Association

The Association has been formed to bring together in mutual friendship those who have served in ships of the Ton Class and thereafter to support each other as necessary, and to enable members to keep in touch with each other by means of a regular newsletter, and through regular meetings and social occasions.

www.tca2000.co.uk
 
 
Veterans' Gateway

Putting veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

www.veteransgateway.org.uk
 
 
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Womens Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust

The primary objective of the Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust is to provide relief in cases of necessity or distress among its members and their dependants. The Trust is also empowered, in suitable cases, to make grants for the education of members.

www.wrnsbt.org.uk/