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Armed Forces Week 2022

Armed Forces Week 2022 launches on Monday 20 June 2022. This important annual event is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. It's a great way for us to show our support and appreciation for all the Armed Forces have done, and are doing, on our behalf.

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June. This year it will take place on Saturday 25 June, and a national event is being held in Scarborough. The Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 20 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on council buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

There are lots of ways that you can join in and show your support.

Get involved and encourage others to show their support - spend some time celebrating our Armed Forces and let's make Armed Forces Week 2022 one to remember! You can find ideas of how to get involved on the Armed Forces Day website.

Businesses / organisations - make a public pledge of support to the Armed Forces by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant. Middlesbrough Council reaffirmed its commitment to the Armed Forces by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant on Thursday 12 November 2020. We encourage all local businesses and organisations to sign up if they have not done so already. Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Armed Forces Day website has educational resources available for schools and parents on the topic of the Armed Forces, past and present.

The Armed Forces and what they do

Find out more about what our armed forces do, including where they're currently deployed around the world:

Armed Forces Day 2022 logo linking to the Armed Forces Day website

Srebrenica Memorial Week

This year's Srebrenica Memorial Week will run from 4 July to 11 July. Every year, Remembering Srebrenica chooses a theme which reflects an aspect of the genocide that needs to be commemorated, but also speaks to communities here in the UK. The theme for 2022 is 'Combatting denial: confronting hatred'.

The killings at Srebrenica have been classified as genocide by both the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal of the former Yugoslavia. Despite this unequivocal fact, denial of the Srebrenica genocide, as well as the crimes against humanity committed across Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 to 1995, remains prevalent amongst individuals and institutions at the highest levels. Denial brings not only more pain and suffering for the survivors but serves as a rallying call to continue the division and hatred as well as to glorify the murderers. In the UK, communities are only too aware of the damaging impact that denial can have for individuals and community cohesion.

This year's theme aims to shine a light on the importance of combatting denial, and the need to confront the hatred behind the denial. You can find out more on the Remembering Srebrenica website.

Veterans discount - Everyone Active Middlesbrough

Everyone Active logo

Are you looking for a local gym to get fit and keep in shape?

Everyone Active runs local leisure services on behalf of Middlesbrough Council, and they've made it their mission to encourage everyone to take part in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, either in one of their centres or via online training, five times per week.

Whether it's state-of-the art gym equipment, excellent sports facilities, or Swim England-accredited swimming programmes, Everyone Active aims to offer something for the entire community to enjoy. Veterans are eligible for concession membership which is £24.99 per month.

More information can be found on the Everyone Active website.

Yorkshire Regiment spring journal - free and online

The latest edition of the 6-monthly regimental journal is being offered free to read online as part of a trial. This edition includes elements of the new strategy as well as the normal battalion updates.

Middlesbrough armed forces and veterans breakfast club

A new armed forces breakfast club is held on the first Saturday of every month from 10am at Fork in the Road (131-133 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5DE). Any veterans are welcome to attend.

The breakfast club helps veterans and serving armed forces personnel to meet face-to-face in a relaxed, safe, social environment to enjoy breakfast and banter. More information and details of how to sign up can be found on the armed forces and veterans breakfast club website.

Yorkshire Regiment winter newsletter

Catch up with the latest Yorkshire Regiment news in the winter 2021 newsletter.

Veterans Railcard

The new Veterans Railcard will save veterans 1/3 off most rail fares to help you reconnect with loved ones, and connect you to new training and work opportunities.

It's for anyone who has served at least one day in the UK Armed Forces or Merchant Marines who have seen duty on legally-defined military operations. It will offer the Railcard holder and their companion 1/3 off most rail fares, and 60% off for up to four children aged 5 to 15 years.

Find out more and apply for a Veterans Railcard.

Veterans not forgotten (Age UK)

A new project to provide telephone befriending, shopping and medication deliveries to veterans aged 65+ across the four boroughs of Teesside. They provide signposting and referrals to benefit advice and veteran support groups, ensuring individual health and wellbeing.

For more information, please contact Paula Taylor on 01642 805500 or email Paula.Taylor@Ageukteesside.org.uk.

Veterans not forgotten referral form (DOCX)