Other Organisations

There is something particularly special for some of us about being part of a unique group.  Whether it is having been part of a campaign, or being part of a group who have faced tragedy and gain strength from each other, this form of comradeship can mean a great deal.  Please look through this section to see if there is an organisation that might add value and shared experience to your life as a Veteran.

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Aden Veterans Association

Mr Michael Hesketh - Central Scotland Branch
Tel: 0178 681 8068 Email: Michaelhesketh@ymail.com

The Aden Veterans Association extends a warm welcome to all Servicemen and Servicewomen, their partners and their children. If you or your close family served with the Armed Forces, the support agencies, or one of the many civilian organisations who operated within Aden or The Protectorate you are eligible to become a member.


Army Benevolent Fund- The Soldiers' Charity

Tel: 0131 310 5132 Email: scotland@soldierscharity.org

The Castle , Edinburgh EH1 2YT

We are The Soldiers' Charity. We give life time 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.


Army Widows' Association

Christine Gemmell - Chairwomen
Tel: 01264 381991 Email: info@armywidows.org.UK-wide

C/o AIASC - PS4 HQLF/IDL , 428 Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Moxton Road, Andover SP11

The Army Widows Association was formed by widows in 2004. Our aim is to offer comfort, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of service men and women and help them resolve some of the difficulties they may face after the death of their spouse.


Association of Royal Naval Officers

Commander Ken Ridley OBE
Tel: 02074 025231 Email: rnoc@arno.org.UK-wide

70 Porchester Terrace , Bayswater, London W2 3TP

The Association of Royal Navy Officers (ARNO) is a Membership Association with connections to the Royal Naval Officers Charity. Membership is open to serving and retired commissioned officers of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Queen Alexandra`s Royal Naval Nursing Service, the former Women`s Royal Naval Service and their respective reserves. Proof of eligibility is gleaned from the complete set of Navy Lists held at ARNO HQ. If you are in a Navy List you are eligible to join!


British Nuclear Test Veterans Association

Jeff Liddiatt - Secretary
Tel: 02081 443080 Email: info@bntva.com

BM 5657 , London WC1N 3XX

The BNTVA is the premier UK-wide Charity representing and supporting the Health and Wellbeing needs of Atomic Veterans and their descendants. Our primary aims are Education, Welfare and Support.


Burma Star Association

PE Crawley Esq
Tel: 02078 234 273 Email: burmastar@btconnect.com

34 Grosvenor Gardens , London SW1W 0DH

The Association's aim is 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 dependents.


Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations

- Company Secretary COBSEO
Tel: 0845 504 6630 Email: Secretary@cobseo.org.uk

Mountbarrow House , 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RB


Fife Veterans Association

The group meets at the Royal British Legion Scotland club in Dunfermline Fife on a Tuesday from 11am until 1.00pm. You do not need to be a member of the Royal British Legion Scotland to come along all you need is to have served in the forces ie  Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air force, or any of the Reserve Forces our motto of Everyone deserves a voice means everyone.' 'We can offer a cup of coffee or tea along with advice on live outside the military and help with settling into life outside. We can help you with getting a doctor a dentist help with housing in pointing you in the right direction getting the right help for you to start off what is the rest of your life.

League of Remembrance

Tel: 020 7829 7818 Fax: 020 7829 7818

55 Great Ormond Street , London WC1N 3HZ

To provide companionship, financial assistance and support to dependants and retired members of the armed forces and retired nurses.

Malaya Brunei Borneo Vets Association

Jimmy Skinner
Tel: 0131 657 5881 Email: j.skinner041@btinternet.com

82 Coilesdene Avenue , Edinburgh EH15 2LN

National Ex-POW Association

Mr Les Allan - President & Honorary General Secretary
Tel: 01753 818308

99 Parlaunt Road , Langley SL3 8BE

The National Ex-POW Association promotes the welfare of those who during service with United Kingdom or Allied Forces were made Prisoner of War and renews that spirit of comrade-ship known only between Prisoners of War. Membership of the Association is available to former prisoners of all wars, their relatives and other interested parties. Membership details are available from our President & Honorary General Secretary.


National Gulf Veterans and Families Association

Maria Rusling - General Manager
Tel: 0845 257 4853 Email: info@ngvfa.org.UK-wide

Building E, Office 8 , Chamberlain Business Centre, Chamberlain Road, Hull HU8 8HL

The NGVFA is an independent charity supporting those affected by Gulf War 1 and Gulf War 2 (Iraq), the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, and all future desert conflicts. Those affected who are supported by the NGVFA include:

Veterans (whether ill or not)

Service personnel who were vaccinated but were non-deployed

Armed forces personnel who are still serving

Family members

Widows / widowers

Civilians contracted to the armed forces.


National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association

Lt Col Tex Pemberton OBE - Chairman
Tel: 01428 651784 Email: texpemberton@googlemail.com

Watersmeer , Fernden Lane, Haslemere GU27 3LA

The Association is part of a worldwide network. Membership is open to all who served in Her Majesty`s Forces, the Commonwealth Forces, the Royal Federation of Malaya Police, the Civil Service, Saint John Ambulance and Auxiliary Forces during the Second World War, The Malayan Emergency and the Borneo, Indonesian Confrontation and thereafter.


Normandy Veterans Association

G Batts
Tel: 01622 726854 Email: gbatts@btinternet.com

1 Chervilles , Maidstone ME16 9JE

The aims of the Normandy Veterans Association are to: encourage the 1944's spirit of comradeship irrespective of rank or social position; promote contacts between former comrades via branch meetings, reunions etc; organise visits; give practical assistance to members and their dependents who are in need; and inform the younger generation of the times and past deeds of their forebears for the benefit of their country.

RAF Ex- POW Association

John K. Banfield - Secretary

Flat 1 , Lincoln Lodge, 21 Downs Court Road, Beckenham BR3 6LW

Objects of the RAF Ex-POW Association are to provide a means of association for men who served in any branch of the Allied Air Forces who became prisoners of war; to help financially or in other ways these men, their wives, widows, descendants or relations either for the relief of poverty or for educational purposes; and to promote, maintain, improve and advance education, particularly music education (see activities), and to encourage the arts.


RAF Families Federation

Tel: 01780 781650

13-15 St Georges Road , Wittering, Peterborough PE8 6DL


RAF Widows' Association

Tel: 0870 514 3901 Email: raf.widows@gmail.com

c/o RAF Benevolent Fund , 67 Portland Place, London W1N 4AR

We give emotional support and practical help to Service widows, based on our own personal experience. RAF Widows' Association's aim is to offer comfort, support and a special understanding of the problems widows are facing. We try and help with emotional and financial advice when it is needed. We don`t claim to be experts on all the issues but we do have a large collective experience and if we don't know the answer, we can probably point you in the right direction.


Relationships Scotland

Tel: 0845 119 2020 Email: info@relationships-scotlandcccs.org.uk


RN Community Help desk

Tel: 0208-876 3444. Fax: 0208-878 8905

Ruskin Avenue, , Kew,, Richmond,, Surrey TW9 4DU.


Royal Fleet Auxiliary Association (Scottish and Newcastle)

Mr John Roddis - Branch Chairman
Tel: 01786 821 379 Email: sandn@rfa-association.org

3- 4 Station House , Bellingham, Near Hexham NE48 2DG

The objectives of the RFA Association includes fostering esprit de corps and preserving the traditions of the Service and perpetuating its deeds; perpetuating the memory of those members of the Service who have died in the service of their country; and relieving members or former members of the Service or their dependants who are in need, hardship or distress


Royal Hospital Chelsea

Sara Addelsee - In- Pensioner Admissions Officer
Tel: 02078 815244 Email: saraaddelsee@chelsea-pensioners.org.UK-wide

Royal Hospital Road , London SW3 4SR

There are few institutions in the United Kingdom with an unbroken three centuries of service and none of them is so close to the heart of the nation as "The Men in Scarlet", the Chelsea Pensioners, and their home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Founded in 1682 by King Charles II, the Royal Hospital still serves its original purpose and intends to continue to further its role well into the 21st Century and will be here for today's young soldiers on the front line when they retire.


Royal Navy and Royal Marines Widows' Association

Tel: 02392 654374 Email: rnrmwidowsassociation@hotmail.com

Castaway House , 311 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 8RN

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Widows' Association was formed in 2008 by a group of volunteers most of whom are widowed. They felt that there was a need for an organisation which could represent and support widows and widowers and recognised partners of service personnel serving in today's Royal Navy and Royal Marines


Scottish Rifles House (Wishaw)

James Sleith - Club Secretary
Tel: 01698 252 239

24 Leven Terrace , Carfin, Motherwell ML1 4DR

Seafarers UK

Nick Davies
Tel: 0131 557 9772 Email: nick.davies@seafarers-uk.org



South Atlantic Medal Association

Mrs. Jane Adams - Secretary
Tel: 01495 791592 Email: secretary@sama82.org.uk

Unit 5 , Torfaen Business Centre, Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon NP4 9RL

We work to maintain and promote a sense of pride and comradeship among all veterans of the South Atlantic campaign, and to keep them in touch with each other. We also want to ensure that due consideration is given to the interests of all Falkland veterans.

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