Each year we arrange outings for some 2,000 service men and women of all ages and from all the services to a wide variety of events and venues. Our programme includes boat cruises, train trips, private garden visits, military and ceremonial occasions, Remembrance events, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, international rugby matches, horse racing and even indoor skydiving.

These days out are designed to give deserving people a special treat, often with a meal and a drink, and something to which they can look forward. They offer our guests the opportunity to socialise with fellow veterans for a few hours, to experience again the comradeship they once knew, to meet old friends and make new acquaintances and to give encouragement to each other.

Such companionship helps to lift the spirits and there is often an immediate bond and mutual respect between the generations as they share their stories and memories.

The year concludes with a series of Christmas lunches around the UK which give several hundred beneficiaries the welcome opportunity to get out and socialise at what can be a very lonely time of year for young and old alike.

For further information email events@nfassociation.org