SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has published a new research report which shines a rare spotlight on the everyday issues facing younger veterans. The report, entitled "The New Frontline", says that a "forgotten generation" of working age veterans, who have approached SSAFA for help, is surviving on an average annual income of just £13,800. Suffering from long-term physical and mental health problems, some of them say they feel let down by their country.
The report of the Iraq Inquiry chaired by Sir John Chilcot contains a number of recommendations in connection with service personnel welfare. We don't see any surprises here, but would be glad to hear from any BAFF member who has views or questions about any part of the report.
Any full BAFF member approached by the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), even if apparently as a potential witness, can now consult a solicitor absolutely free of charge. This is an extension of the 'pro bono' Court Martial representation scheme already available to BAFF members.
British Armed Forces Federation (BAFF) has introduced a new benefit for its full subscribing members: "pro bono" representation, at no cost to the client, for anyone charged with an offence likely to be dealt with at Court Martial.