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Weekly News *Armed Forces Special Edition*

23 June 2021

This week’s edition includes lived experiences, information on our Forces Network and much more.   


Step into Health 

Step into Health offers an access route into employment and other career development opportunities within the NHS to members of the Armed Forces community. 


The history of LGBTQ in the military 

It wasn’t until 1982 that the military enacted a policy explicitly banning gay men and lesbians from their ranks. Before that, however, same-sex relations were criminalized and cause for discharge. 


Veteran Aware 

A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least 1 day. There are around 2.4 million veterans in Great Britain. When servicemen and women leave the armed forces, their healthcare is the responsibility of the NHS. 

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