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Home Visitor: Blackburn, Lancashire

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Blackburn, Lancashire

We are looking for a male volunteer to visit our lovely veteran in Blackburn. He was in the RAF for 5 years and he went on to become a teacher. He is a keen sports fan and has been the president of the Blackburn Harriers for a number of years. He esp…

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Home Visitor: Pwllheli, Gwynedd

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Ongoing
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Pwllheli, Gwynedd

We are looking for a volunteer to visit our lovely veteran in Pwllheli. She served in the Royal Army as a nurse and continued to do so when back in the UK. She is very keen to improve her IT skills to help her keep in touch with her family and would …

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Home Visitor: Penarth, South Glamorgan

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Penarth, South Glamorgan

Born in 1934, this member initially worked as a labourer and then as a baker before he joined the RASC on 4 Dec 1952. He was firstly posted to Germany and then to Korea where he served as a baker before he was discharged on 28 Dec 1954 as a Private. …

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Home Visitor: Poole, Dorset

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Ongoing
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Poole, Dorset

Blind Veterans UK are looking for a male volunteer to visit one of our members who would like someone to accompany them for a cup of coffee and a chat, possibly supporting our member to take a walk during the day. This gentleman joined the General Se…

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Home Visitor: Waterlooville, Hampshire

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Ongoing
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Waterlooville, Hampshire

Blind Veterans UK are looking for a volunteer to visit one of our members who would like someone to visit her at home for companionship.  This lady joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment in September 1944 and served as a nurse at various Royal Naval hos…

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Home Visitor/Driver: Sprowston, Norwich

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Ongoing
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Sprowston, Norwich

Our RAF veteran is keen to have a friendly volunteer who can take him out. Now in his late 80’s, he was a trained Carpenter and Joiner. Registered ‘partially sighted’, he manages to get around by using a walking frame. He loved reading but now has di…

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Home Visitor/Driver: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

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Ongoing
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Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer/Driver who can visit our veteran and take him out on a nice day. Now in his late 90’s, he joined the Somerset Light Infantry in June 1940; later served in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps and subsequently to the R…

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Home Visitor/Driver: Upton, Norwich

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Ongoing
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Upton, Norwich

Our RAF veteran was a trained boat builder and served in the Air Sea Rescue maintenance. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed sailing, boat building, camping, ballroom dancing and played the piano accordion and banjo. He now enjoys listening to the ra…

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Home Visitor: Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

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Ongoing

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our veteran at home.  Now in his late 80’s, he left school at 14 and joined the officer cadet corps where he became a messenger boy for the Home Guard as well as working in silk printer’s.  At the age …

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Home Visitor: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Ongoing
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our RAF veteran at home.  Before losing his sight, he enjoyed sport, DIY, gardening and woodwork. In his spare time, he now listens to the TV and radio. Widowed in 2003, and although he enjoys the comp…

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Home Visitor: Maldon, Essex

Length of Role
Ongoing
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Maldon, Essex

Born in the 1920’s, this veteran had an interesting career both during National Service and after discharge. He now enjoys listening to audio books, radio and TV. He also takes classes in poetry and local history and sings in a choir called ‘Winkles …

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Home Visitor/Outing Companion: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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Ongoing
Location
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our Royal Lancashire Fusiliers veteran. Registered ‘severely sight impaired’, he cannot get out and about by himself.  He enjoys audio books and listens to the TV. It would be a great help to have a vo…

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