A VETERANS Family Day is to be held at the Foxlydiate Arms in Birchfield Road tomorrow (November 10). It’s been organised by ex- and serving members of The Queens Royal Hussars who come together every Remembrance weekend to honour and respect fallen comrades. “The day will have a bouncy castle, face painting, entertainment, live music, food, DJ and some raffles/auctions to raise money towards the cost of the day and also to go towards Christmas presents for the children of the departed soldiers,” said ex-soldier Ray Flynn. Donations have included a signed Glasgow Rangers shirt, a signed Wales International rugby jersey, a signed Aston Villa shirt, and treats from Cadbury and Haribo. He added: “The amount of work done by all of the ex-servicemen and their families, to make this a success, has been truly amazing and, as is always the way, we wish to try and bring positives and love from tragedy and loss.” It starts at 12noon. … [Read more...] about Veterans Family Day to be held at the Foxlydiate Arms tomorrow
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Tornado Luxembourg hosts its second Veteran’s Day ice hockey game with the support of the US embassy in Luxembourg. The Spangdahlem air base varsity ice hockey team will take on Tornado Luxembourg on the rink at Kockelscheuer. The event will kick off with a small ceremony to honour the people who served their country as firefighters, police or military. “Understanding the meaning of loyalty, duty, and team spirit, Tornado Luxembourg together with its faithful partners continues to consider this game as a great opportunity to strengthen the diplomatic relations between the United States and Luxembourg and to promote a sport that so many people, on both sides of the Atlantic, love dearly,” the organisers write.The schedule can be viewed here. … [Read more...] about Veteran’s Day 2018 ice hockey game
Brewpub group Brewhouse and Kitchen is launching the nation’s first Veteran Brew Day on October 5. Marking the centenary of the end of World War One, the event will pay homage to the service men and women that fought for their country.Veterans, service people, and anyone with a connection to the armed forces wil be invited to help brew a commemorative beer with them!Anyone who is connected with our Armed Forces is eligible for the free event.On November 8, the pubs will present their veteran-made beer by hosting a tapping party. Everyone is invited to come and see the Veteran brewed beer being ‘tapped’ and to enjoy some free tasters. The beer will be available during November and most notably in for the centenary celebrations on November 11 – Armistice Day.Gail Bunn, marketing manager of Brewhouse and Kitchen said: “We wanted to play our part in the centenary celebrations, and what better way than to brew a unique beer for this once in a lifetime event. We … [Read more...] about Brewhouse and Kitchen in Milton Keynes launches the nation’s FIRST Veteran Brew Day
BMW and the Government driving agency failed to take sufficient action over electrical faults in the German manufacturer's cars before they caused the death of a Gurkha veteran, an inquest heard. Narayan Gurung, 66, of Aldershot, died after crashing his Ford Fiesta into a tree on a dark road in Hampshire on Christmas Day 2016 to avoid a BMW that had cut out because of a total power outage, Woking Coroner's Court heard on Friday. Surrey Assistant Coroner Anna Loxton criticised the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for failing to press BMW for a recall of up to 370,000 cars in the UK, despite envisioning the "exact circumstances" of the former soldier's death 10 months earlier. She will issue a prevention of further deaths notice in writing to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and DVSA chief executive Gareth Llewellyn over her "serious concerns" with the agency. Mrs Loxton said she agrees BMW was "negligent" in its actions and the … [Read more...] about BMW and DVSA failed to take sufficient action over electrical fault which caused Gurkha veteran’s death, inquest hears
FATHER'S DAY is one of those dates you really don't want to forget - but it can prove annoyingly hard to keep track of, because the date changes every year. We've already celebrated our mums this year with Mothering Sunday, and dad's special day is Sunday June 17! Here’s all you need to know... When is Father’s Day and why do we celebrate it? Each year in the UK Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June - which falls on June 17 in 2018. According to one tale, Father's Day first began because of a woman named Grace Golden Clayton from Fairmount, West Virginia. Father’s Day 2018 gift guide: 17 great presents you can give to your dad this Father’s Day An orphan, Grace lobbied her local Methodist ministers for a church service to honour fathers in 1908. The story goes that she was inspired to do this after a mining disaster killed 362 local men. Their deaths orphaned more than 1,000 children and Grace wanted to pay tribute to the … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day 2018 and why is the date in the UK different to other countries?