Our supporters and veterans do some amazing things to support our charity.



Blind Veteran Corporal Albert James Mason

Blinded, contracted typhoid, torpedoed

That is what happened to a young South African soldier who became one of our blind veterans in the First World War.

24 August 2017 09:00
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Our WWI prisoners of war veterans

David Ironside was born in Glasgow in March 1880. He worked as an engineer before joining the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders in early 1907, serving as a Corporal. David is on the far left of the photograph above, taken at our then headquarters in…

13 July 2017 10:00
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Blind veteran Alec Biggs

From Regent’s Park to Shanghai – a blind veteran in China

Alec’s eyesight began to fail as a result of his service and he joined us in 1919. He spent time at our then base in Regent’s Park, where he learnt to read and write braille, to type, and trained as a masseur, or physiotherapist. Alec also enjoyed t…

15 June 2017 09:00
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