Remembering the Falklands war

On 2nd April 1982 Argentinian forces invaded the British overseas territory of the Falkland Islands.

Argentina had claimed sovereignty over the islands for many years and their ruling military junta didn’t believe that Britain would attempt to regain the islands by force.

Despite the huge distance involved – the Falklands were 8,000 miles away in the South Atlantic – Britain, under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, undertook the extraordinary feat of assembling and sending a task force of around 120 warships and rapidly refitted merchant ships to the Falklands carrying over 9,000 soldiers and sailors.

The task force reached the Falklands in early May. On 2nd May, the Royal Navy submarine HMS Conqueror sank the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano, with the loss of over 300 of her crew.  After this incident, Argentinian ships remained in port.

However, the Argentinian air force still posed a significant threat. The Royal Navy lost several warships to attacks from Argentinian aircraft, which were armed with missiles. Its Fleet Auxiliary ships were attacked at Fitzroy and the supply ship Atlantic Conveyor was also sunk.

British forces landed on the islands on 21st May. After a series of engagements against a well dug-in but ill-trained conscripted Argentinian Army, they began the battle for Stanley, the islands’ capital on 11th June.

The Argentinian forces surrendered on 14th June 1982, with a loss of 650 troops.

Our gratitude goes out to each and every man and woman of the British task force who took part in this war.  Thank you.

Almost 260 British personnel gave their lives during this war, and many more came away injured.  Veterans at Ease has worked with some of these soldiers, sailors and airmen – Because Military Minds Matter.

Not every injury is obviously visible

Veterans Recovery goes well as two exit therapy

Great news, two veterans who have engaged with our services recently have now exited therapy due to them ending therapy in a much better mental state than when they first walked through our door.
As well as their own reported feeling of wellbeingf this is backed up by information taken using CORE,at the beginning of therapy, during and at the end of therapy.
We are very happy to have been able to help them and find the peace of mind they have searched for. Good luck and best wishes from everyone at Veterans at Ease goes with them.

Introduction of NEW clothing collection service

Clothing Collection

Supporter Jason has set himself a remarkable challenge to ensure fellow veterans can continue to access the services Veterans at Ease provides through
one-to-one therapy. Jason writes:

“I know from personal experience the difference this small charity can make to the lives of Serving Members/Veterans and their families. Sometimes the
injuries that impact the most are those that can not be seen with the naked eye. Veterans at Ease ran by Veterans help those with PTSD from our Service
and Ex Service Community who are suffering.

By supporting me you will be ensuring Veterans At Ease can continue their valuable work in helping sufferers lead normal lives. ”

Read more about Jason’s challenges here…

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Pennine Way Trek

Pennine Way Trek

Veteran and Volunteer Paul Dixon will be attempting to negotiate various terrain and arduous conditions on Paul Dixonhis 268 mile trek from Edale in
Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland.

To even attempt this distance is an achievement in itself but if that wasn’t impressive enough Paul is attempting to do the trek carrying all his own kit and
camping out in the elements throughout.

He anticipates the trek taking up to 20 days to complete but is determined to shorten that if possible…

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