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    Our role includes providing practical advice and guidance for current service personnel, as well as veterans and their dependants of all ages; backgrounds and military services.

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  • Become a Volunteer

    If you are interested in volunteering at the AFGP please get in touch with us. You can drop in our main office, email or call us to find out more.

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  • Veterans Badge

    We can help you apply for the Veterans Badge. This badge was introduced as a symbol of veterans; service to the nation and to help everyone recognise and value them.

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Armed Forces Group Preston - About Us

Armed Forces Group Preston

On 30 January 2012 a Military Covenant between Preston City Council and the military community was signed in the Minster. Preston City was one of the first local authorities in the country to take this initiative and the Covenant reflects the esteem in which the public holds the armed forces, the gratitude of the public for sacrifices made and is a statement of support for the military community.

A decision was made by Preston City Council to express its support to the military in a tangible form by opening in the City Centre an Advice Centre (“One stop shop”) for all serving members of the armed forces and veterans. The Centre does not provide a counselling service itself but will provide a signposting service where those who seek help can be directed to a very wide range of services, some of them specific to service personnel. It is anticipated that much of the business to be handled by the Centre will relate to housing, employment and financial matters; health matters will require separate and sympathetic handling.

A Committee was formed under the chairmanship of Col Bernard Stam, President of the Preston & District Veterans Council, to set up and run this new venture with staff assistance from HQ 42 (NW) Brigade.

Armed Forces Group Preston provides practical advice and guidance for current service personnel and veterans of all ages, backgrounds and military services. We can signpost to a variety of oganisations supporting many needs.

AFG provides;

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Employment opportunities
  • Job search training
  • Pensions and benefits advice
  • Accommodation for the homeless
  • Support for the lonely and isolated
  • Veterans badge applications

We provide this for veterans of the armed forces, Bevin Boys, the Women’s Land Army/ Timber Corps and the Arctic Convoys who are now suffering from disabilities due to injury, mental disabilities or both.

Our aims are simple, to help them in whatever way we can with whatever they need to face the future and live as normal a life as possible without prejudice or hardship.

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