The new regimental association ‘Millenium’ Branch was launched on #YorkshireDay, at an event held in the York Army Museum, in #york. The new Branch Chairman Jimmy Lynas; said: “I’m adamant that this is not going to be just another social drinking club, but
a coordinated effort to reach out both physically and virtually to a younger cohort of veterans, many of whom have yet to re-engage with the regimental family after leaving. We’ll start with some Breakfast Clubs and set up some Adventurous Training and Sporting opportunities and make full use of social media to connect with those veterans and service leavers who are simply not aware of the many benefits and opportunities that are available to them. By appealing directly to the friends and colleagues we all served with, I’m hoping we can make a real difference to the ‘hard to reach and seldom heard’ community of younger veterans and their families.
Several ‘new’ members joined the meeting by zoom to listen to an address by the Colonel of the Regiment, Maj Gen ZR Stenning OBE. Veterans MOD Veterans UK Veterans Gateway SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity Royal British Legion ABF The Soldiers’ Charity