0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk

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.

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.


Reading Force

Fiona Maxwell – Reading Force Ambassador (Scotland)

Tel: 07548 778 930 Email: fiona@readingforce.org.uk

10 Homersham Toad, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3PN

Reading Force supports all families with an Armed Forces connection, including veterans, by providing them with FREE children’s books and special scrapbooks.

Chatting about books and stories and filling in the scrapbook provides bonding time for families at home together, and, using video and telephone calls, connects family members who are unable to be together and/or live far apart. This supports emotional wellbeing and creates positive shared memories.

We particularly welcome veterans to get involved and take part.


RN Community Help desk

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

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