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Veterans young and old swap military tales

DIFFERENT generations of veterans came together to discuss their time in the military during a special reminiscence session at Royal Star & Garter.

Four staff members at the Solihull Home who have served in the Armed Forces chatted to residents and shared photos and stories of their time in service.

The Home provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disabilities or dementia.

Veterans young and old swap military tales
The reminiscing session was part of the Home’s Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Army veterans Alex Ferguson and Carmen Asemani, Navy veteran Kevin Dempsey and RAF veteran Jill Nussbaum who all work at the Tudor Coppice care home, swapped military tales and anecdotes with residents.

It was part of a string of activities that took place at the Home to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June.

Veterans young and old swap military tales
Jill in the RAF and now

Jill, a physiotherapist at the Home, served between 1982-1985 and was a dog handler caring for RAF dogs. She said:

“It is a privilege to work in a Home dedicated to supporting ex-service personnel. Armed Forces Day celebrations mean so much to me having been in the RAF myself. It was such a fantastic morning, hearing about some of our residents’ experiences. They have lived extraordinary lives and it’s an honour to hear their remarkable stories.”

Veterans young and old swap military tales
Kevin in the Navy and now

Army wife and Solihull resident Joyce said:

“The group was smashing, very interesting and a lovely way to get to know people and hear about what they used to do.”

Royal Star & Garter in Solihull is recruiting. For the latest jobs, please visit www.starandgarter.org/solihull.

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