Veteran Services N.I. Charity Information site, Newtownards, aim is to signpost both Serving and retired members of the Armed Forces and emergency services with practical help and advice with regards to Post Trauma Stress Disorder, (PTSD), War Pensions, benefits, housing, Medals, Funerals, and much more. It is Northern Ireland based, but is open to all Servicemen and women North and South. Please FOLLOW THIS LINK
The Forgotten Soldiers!
This page will be solely dedicated to the Veterans of the Ulster Defence Regiment. Experts estimate that in 2005 there were 58,000 Ulster Defence Regiment ex-service personnel, along with what must be another 250,000 family members. Approximately 300,000 people abandoned. Veterans links which are applicable to all veterans can be found HERE. However this page will deal solely with UDR Veterans issues. Please visit regularly.
Please read the document published 2005, Conflict Trauma Resource Centre, Legacy of War, Experiences of members of the Ulster Defence Regiment.
You might also like to download and read a very helpful leaflet produced by an organisation called STEPS: Steps Towards Empowerment and Positive Survival
Dedicated to all Veterans. No matter what Era, no matter what Conflict.
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"You're not in the Army Now!"
Living, working and socialising in the communities they served throughout the Troubles, the men and women of the Ulster Defence Regiment CGC were viewed as easy targets by terrorists.
They paid a heavy price for their dedicated service, with more than 200 making the ultimate sacrifice and hundreds more injured or traumatised.
Many have suffered in silence, or fallen on hard times since the regiment was consigned to the history books in 1992, but a new campaign has been a launched to raise awareness of a range of valuable help available.
The UDR Benevolent Fund is designed to provide support for former members, their families and dependants who are in need. It was established in 1972 to ensure those who served would be looked after in the years to come.
Chairman Wesley Duncan has appealed for anyone who knows of a former UDR member in need to either contact the Benevolent Fund on their behalf, or to pass on the relevant contact information.
UDR Benevolent Fund contact information,
Ph: 028 90 420 137
Source: Newsletter dated 30 Jan 2015
Royal British Legion Helpline 0808 802 8080
Veteran Services, ( Charities Information Site ) Northern Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org