Helen McMahon

Case Studies Liaison Officer

Colonel (Ret’d) Helen McMahon MBE is our Case Studies Liaison Officer at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. She has spent nearly ten years building important relationships with several of our beneficiaries across the British Isles and understanding how the charity has made a difference to their lives. Every day at work, Helen brings her strong work ethic and ‘once a soldier, always a soldier’ understanding to the table.

She was commissioned into the Army in 1979, serving for 32 years in the UK and Germany and undertaking operational tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo. Whilst in Northern Ireland, Helen was Mentioned In Dispatches and later received an MBE for her services.

As a Lieutenant Colonel, Helen undertook logistic plans for the deployment of troops to the Middle East and Afghanistan – a role that involved trips to Kuwait, Tajikistan and the USA. Following her promotion to Colonel, Helen was Commander Logistic Support, responsible for logistics and Royal Logistic Corps personnel for 4th Division in southern England, Brunei and Nepal. Helen’s final tour in the British Army was selecting civilians for officer training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Helen said: “Being part of the Army for over thirty years gave me so many interesting challenges to tackle. Now, I have the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people who also served in the Army and hear their stories and what it means to them to be part of the Army family.”

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