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SSAFA - Local Caithness Group To Help Armed Forces And Families

23rd May 2013

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Commitment deserves commitment are the latest watchwords from SSAFA a charity set up to help serving memebrs or ex memebrs of the armed forces in the UK.

Local Caithness organiser Sharon Johns from Murkle is looking for volunteers to help her provide support to local members or ex-members of the armed forces in Caithness.

The history of SSAFA is the history of the men and women of Britains Forces and their families.

The vision and drive of one man stands at the heart of the UK's oldest Armed Forces charity. In February 1885, as the Second Expeditionary Force set sail for Egypt, Major James Gildea wrote to The Times appealing for funds and volunteers to look after families left behind. Within three months, the Soldiers and Sailors Families Association was born. Since then, we've supported millions of people, and millions more are eligible for help.

Through two World Wars and every subsequent conflict involving Britain, SSAFA has been here for our servicemen and women and their families. The ability to adapt quickly to their needs is still at the heart of everything we do. We never stand still, so our new services provide vital support wherever and whenever it is most needed.

SSAFA is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. They provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and the families of both, every single day of the year.

Being in the armed forces may have impacts on someone's life and that of their family. SSAFA provides support for asd long as it takes.

If you would like to offer support for the Caithness branch in whatever capacity get in touch with the organiser Sharon Johns - contact details on the groups page.

 

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This item was lost in the email from March 2014.   Jack McKechnie receives his long service award for 20 years from the Branch Chair, Sharon Johns.  

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