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    Home Guard veteran Bill Cowing – supported by Blind Veterans UK in 1942 after being blinded on duty

    Today it’s the 75th anniversary of the Home Guard. In World War Two the Home Guard was made up of volunteers who were not eligible for military service normally because of their age, hence the famous nickname and TV series ‘Dad’s Army’.   One of our early veterans Bill Cowing was blinded at the age

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    Adventure Week

    Last week, eight daring veterans descended on the Llandudno centre for a week of challenges and adventure. The Blind Veterans UK adventure week takes full advantage of the stunning and dramatic scenery for a week of activities including abseiling, canoeing, high ropes, climbing and even skiing! On Monday, the veterans were transported back to their

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    New painting ‘Selcusion’ by blind veteran and artisit Derek O’Rouke

    Derek is former Royal Navy veteran and began serving in 1968 where he trained at HMS St Vincent and qualified as a sonar operator at HMS Vernon. He served in the frigates HMS Sirius, HMS Nubian, HMS Ambuscade and HMS Hermione, operating in the West Indies, Mediterranean and home waters. In 1978 he left the

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    Radio Play Society

    History is repeating itself at the Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre on Friday afternoons, through the newly formed Radio Play Society. This society is a reprisal of the dramatic activities which kept our veterans in good spirits during WWII. At this time the charity had temporarily moved from Brighton to Church Stretton in Shropshire for

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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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