Ken Wilkinson, Battle Of Britain Pilot, 1918 – 2017

Former NFA Chief Executive Piers Storie-Pugh remembers one of ‘The Few’: “It seemed like the end of an era when Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot and NFA beneficiary Squadron Leader Ken Wilkinson died very recently, aged 99.  He was an important contributor to the Telegraph 2013 Christmas Charity Appeal coverage of the NFA which generated a [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Gatcombe Horse Trials Weekend

For the fourth year in succession we were able to take a small group of beneficiaries, mostly with their wives or partners, on a weekend to Gatcombe in Gloucestershire. Many of the group were new to the NFA and everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable time, despite the atrocious weather. Several of the wives and [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Musical Support From The Jive Aces

Billed as the UK's No 1 Jive & Swing Band, The Jive Aces are firm supporters of The Not Forgotten Association. Last weekend they held their big annual event - Summertime Swing - at East Hill Manor in East Grinstead. We are delighted to be the event's beneficiary charity this year and very grateful to [...]

By |August 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Fun For All Ages At Bradenham Manor

Last weekend we were the guests of Grant Thornton UK LLP, who hosted our third annual activities weekend at charming Bradenham Manor in Buckinghamshire. Ranging in age from their late 30s to their early 80s, our Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force guests gelled together wonderfully well. Divided into teams across age groups and [...]

By |August 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Help for Heroes Fund Visit For 36 Servicemen And Veterans To Passchendaele Centenary

The Not Forgotten Association conducted a battlefield tour of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, over this week’s centenary commemorations. We were privileged to be invited to the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery commemorative service on Monday 31st July and led the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony on Tuesday 1st August. [...]

By |August 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Supporters Arrange A Day Of Fun And Excitement At Brands Hatch

This week we hosted 75 injured serving and ex-service personnel at our eighth annual Brands Hatch track day, always a popular and successful event in our calendar. Our group included injured, wounded and sick serving personnel and veterans from many campaigns; all three services were represented with individuals nominated by a whole host of military associations, [...]

By |August 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Veterans’ Pain Clinic at King Edward VII’s Hospital Centre for Veterans’ Health

The Veterans’ Pain Clinic is free of charge to all veterans who are able to provide proof of service. The costs will be covered by the Hospital’s Military Grants Fund charity. The consultant is Dr Dominic Aldington. Having served in the Royal Army Medical Corps he was the Subject Matter Expert in Pain to the [...]

By |August 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Fundraising Sailing Event Goes From Strength To Strength

The seventh annual Reginald Fessenden Challenge, held at the RAF Yacht Club Hamble, was the most successful yet with the biggest number of participants ever raising nearly £15,000 for the Association. Taking part were 8 crews from maritime organisations and 6 NFA beneficiaries – including Royal Marines from the Termoli Troop Rehabilitation Unit at 40 [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Canoeing Holidays In The French Alps

Thanks to funding from Help for Heroes, we were once again able to take two groups of injured servicemen on white water canoeing trips to the French Alps - perhaps the most exhilarating and beneficial activity in our entire programme of events.   These trips embody our motto ‘From Comradeship To Challenge’ and follow our [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|News|1 Comment

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Thanks to the generosity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, each year we are able to treat more than 160 beneficiaries to a memorable day out at Wimbledon with prime seats on either Centre or Number One Court and a delicious afternoon tea. This year we hosted veterans from 27 different associations and Personnel Recovery [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments