Martin Wilson was shot in the head whilst serving with 2 Para in Afghanistan. As a result of his injuries he lost the ability to speak, read or write. Thanks to his courage, determination and spirit Martin has largely overcome the effects of his injuries and has been nominated in the 'Overcoming Adversity' category of this [...]
We are delighted to have received a grant of £10,ooo from the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital. This grant will make a significant difference to us and to our many Royal Navy and Royal Marine beneficiaries. To find out more about the valuable work of these partner charities, click on the [...]
On Thursday 8th December The Not Forgotten Association hosted some 280 beneficiaries of all ages and their guests at their annual Christmas Party in the State Apartments of St. James’s Palace. Held by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen, the event was attended by the charity’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, and her husband, Vice [...]
Our Christmas lunches around the UK have again this year produced some very special moments and shared memories for our guests. At the Bristol lunch two older veterans who got on famously worked out that their combined age is 195 years, whilst two former members of the Gloucestershire Regiment who served together in the 1970s met [...]
These will appear in the Galleries section of the website as we visit various locations around the UK. To see photos of the lunches that have already been held click here.
We were honoured to attend yesterday's memorial service in Chester Cathedral for our former Vice President Major General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor.
Rosie Thompson joined The Not Forgotten Association in 1998 and, despite entering her 19th year as Head of Events, she never fails to be amazed by the many thousands of veterans she meets on NFA trips and outings. They motivate her to run marathon after marathon and to take part in challenge after challenge in [...]
A very special act of Remembrance has taken place on Hameldown Tor on Dartmoor, the site where an RAF bomber from 49 Squadron crashed in 1941 with the loss of its four man crew. RAF veteran Fred Hill, who flew the same type of aircraft for the same Squadron in the same year as the [...]