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    Blind veteran Les Eastwood, D-Day veteran and Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. By Catherine Goodier.

    As I sit opposite Les Eastwood and he speaks of his time as a Royal Navy Wireman on Landing Craft during the Second World War he smiles his disarming smile and I see the Les who as a lad played the dots in two pubs on Wells Street in Hackney before and after the war.

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    Liverpool fundraiser took on a mile-long zip wire for Blind Veterans UK

    A prolific fundraiser from Liverpool has completed his biggest challenge yet when he took on the Northern Hemisphere’s longest zip wire to raise money for blind military veterans. Peter Albert, 74 from Thornton, took on the exhilarating ride of the mile-long Zip World Velocity in Bethesda, North Wales, to raise money for Blind Veterans UK

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    Poems by Paul Jacobs

    To celebrate National Poetry Day we are sharing poetry from one of our very talented blind ex-Service men Paul Jacobs. Paul Jacobs GM, served with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, and was blinded on Afghanistan’s frontline on 20th August 2009. He was awarded the prestigious George Medal for bravery as he continued to protect his

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    Amateur Radio week at our Brighton centre. By blind veteran Ray Hazan

    Blind Veterans UK’s amateur radio club regularly meet up at our Brighton and Llandudno centres to connect with fellow radio amateurs across the globe using a variety of different communication channels. We got in touch with blind veteran Ray Hazan, a club regular, to find out how the week went at our Brighton centre recently.

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    Joan Osborne switches the 75th Anniversary lights on at the Brighton centre

    As we celebrate the 75th anniversary year of the Brighton centre it was appropriate that Joan Osborne was asked by centre manager Lesley Garven to turn the lights on. Joan has known Blind Veterans UK her entire life and as a young girl she spent the Christmas of 1938 at the centre with her family,

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    Abby Tarrant
    Alistair Walker
    Andrew Jones
    Catherine Goodier
    Debbie Birch
    Esther Freeman
    Ilona McAllister