The Soldiers’ Charity is given £2.25 million to support veterans’ education and training needs.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has been given a cheque for £2.25million by Brig (Ret’d) Tom Blyth, Chairman of the DefLog VQ Trust, an education and training specialist Armed Forces charity, to advance  the training needs of veterans and to increase their employment potential. For almost 20 years, the Trust has delivered 37,500 qualifications to Armed Forces personnel, essential in driving and logistic trades. The Trust has now been wound down, with The Soldiers’ Charity receiving a very substantial portion of its assets.


Major General (Ret’d) Martin Rutledge, Chief Executive ABF The Soldiers’ Charity comments: “We are extremely grateful to DefLog VQ Trust for this exceptionally generous donation. This will make a huge impact for those veterans who may need now, or in the future, assistance with education and retraining for new career paths. Unemployment can be an issue for some veterans, but through this grant and the work the Charity undertakes, we will be able to help them.”

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