Armed Forces Day 2020

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2020

ARNO Council Members and Trustees send their best wishes during Armed Forces Week to all those currently serving, in recognition of their hard work and loyalty, in the run-up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June. While many planned events have had to be replaced with virtual activities, there are still ways in which you can get involved and show support. See more here.  And do share your photos with the ARNO Online community via our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

The RNOC is proud to support veterans and their families – a key focus of Armed Forces Week – and assist in any way we can. The Charity meets a diverse range of needs, with a responsive, individual approach to all cases. One beneficiary, recovering from PTSD, was able to climb Everest as part of his recovery; while another, medically discharged with PTSD following service in Afghanistan, was grateful for financial support during transition: “I had almost lost faith in the system of support for suffering veterans. However your generosity has restored it.”

Director Commander Mike Goldthorpe recognises the importance of supporting veterans:

“At the core of our beneficiary population are former officers (veterans) and their dependents, but we have also been able to assist serving officers facing a range of unexpected challenges as well as those transitioning from the service or already in civilian life. In some cases information or a ‘steer’ is what is needed, but many benefit from our ability to provide financial support.”

The Royal Navy Officers' Charity (RNOC) have supported
officers and their families since 1739