The Royal British Legion pop-in, 52-54 Regents Street, Swindon has kindly allowed a Trustee & member of the National Gulf Veterans & Families Association (NGVFA) to be present in the Glastonbury Room from 14.00 to 16.00 hours on the second Tuesday of every month commencing 8 November 2016 to offer advice on any issues Gulf Veterans may have.
The NGVFA aims are to give support & advice to Veterans, Families, Widows, Widowers & contracted civilians involved in recent desert conflicts including Iraq 2003 & Afghanistan.
Wide ranging issues include Mental & Physical Health, counselling & representation for war pension claims & tribunals.
In February 2016 the 25th Anniversary of the1990-91 Gulf War was commemorated by those who served when a memorial to fallen comrades was unveiled at the National Arboretum.
Even now twenty five years on from the Gulf conflict there are likely to be Veterans who have concerns about their health & wellbeing.
Vaccinations given, tablets taken & exposure to certain elements while in theatre can have a slow burn effect over time causing concerns later on in life.
A historian recently quoted the 1990-91 Gulf War as “the forgotten war” & Professor Malcolm Hooper Phd, B.Pharm, MRIC, C.Chem President of the NGVFA declared it “the most toxic war in Western military history”.
Unfortunately for many Gulf Veterans the war and its issues will never be forgotten.
If you are a 1990-91 Gulf Veteran or of one of the other Gulf conflicts & want a chat then please do drop in.