Question For EX-Serving RN.

ET(WE)Sutton

Lantern Swinger
They Say when you sign up that when you leave after any amount of time that if something happens and your in the s**t in anyway (non criminal). That there are associations there to help, guide and just give support or advice is this true?

has anybody had any experiances they would share?


or anything to add?




p.s. This is curiosity because they go on and on about it when you are discharged.
 

dondon

MIA
To tell you the truth mate I dont know , but someone will jump in and answer your question , I would take a guess that there would be somewhere to get help though , :?
 

Hawkeye

Lantern Swinger
ET(WE)Pooley said:
They Say when you sign up that when you leave after any amount of time that if something happens and your in the s**t in anyway (non criminal). That there are associations there to help, guide and just give support or advice is this true?

has anybody had any experiances they would share?


or anything to add?




p.s. This is curiosity because they go on and on about it when you are discharged.

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. Currently, nearly 10.5 million people are eligible for our support and we receive thousands of calls for help every year.

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/

Nuff said
 
SSAFA would be your best bet initially. They help anybody (or their relatives) who has a minimum of one day's paid service. The Royal British Legion is a fine organisation but they do not help anyone who left the Services with a stain on their character.
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
When I pursued a claim for a medical condition (hearing defect) suffered whilst serving in the RN (1969-1980), I contacted my local British Legion who in turn contacted the Veterans Agency who sent forms to me and I was assisted in their completion by my local SSAFA rep. So all the organisations mentioned above were of great help which ended with me getting a one off payment for the disability.
 
I woulsd suggest that if a case had any merit at all contact with any one off the many organisations that can help would ensure you were pointed to the people best equipped to help. There are for example organisations for more specific problems as well such as the war blinded etc etc.
 
SSAFA are probably your best bet for an initial assessment. They shoudl then send your details to ANY relevant organisation that could help you. I fyou do go down that route please tell them everything especially who you served with and in as there are specific organisations that help certain veterans e.g. Korea and the Falklands or people who come from certain areas.
If you don't want to call SSAFA then I would give the RNBT a call (website link in post above for telephone number) If steve is still there he is a font of knowledge in how you could get help.
Hope this helps.
WAFU (and ex RNBT almoniser)
 
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