There will be the launch of a new Railcard for Veterans coming soon.
Like other Railcards the holder will benefit from 1/3 off most rail fares but an additional companion will also benefit and up to 4 children can travel with you at a 60% discount.
The Railcard is due to launch in October for travel from early November at a special introductory price of just £21, saving £9 on the original retail price until 31 March 2021. It will then retail at £30 a year from 1 April 2021 onwards. A three year card will also be available for £61 instead of the usual price of £70.
To find out more and to check if you are eligible please visit the Veterans Railcard website, where you can also register your interest and receive updates with news on the launch.
To mark Remembrance as a combined Regiment and Association we have paraded in Birmingham for many years. Our connection to the city remains important and strong, and Birmingham lies at the heart of a significant recruiting area.
(The following is an extract from the Gov.UK website)
The Veterans’ recognition scheme has a 2-phase rollout. Phase 1 is complete; with Service leavers receiving a recognition card as part of the discharge process.
Phase 2 is to extend the scheme to existing veterans so that they can more quickly, easily and securely prove they served in the UK Armed Forces so they can access the services they need.
We had hoped to have this in place by the end of 2019, but due to the requirement to future-proof the scheme so that veterans can access a wider range of benefits, the need to safeguard against fraudulent use means, this process will take longer.
Information on how to apply will be released closer to the launch date.
From the President of the Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association:
“As you will all be aware, given current restrictions on movement and gatherings, it has not been possible to hold the Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association’s normal Parade and Service on the Anniversary of the Unveiling and Dedication of the Cavalry Memorial. This electronic version of the Service is presented in the hope that you may wish ‘virtually’ to join together in memory of our comrades in the Cavalry who have given their lives in the service of their Country. The recording will be live from 1055 with incidental music. The actual Service will begin at 11 AM”.