We aim to deliver our Armed Forces Covenant Pledge, gain the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award and encourage Armed Forces groups, including those for young people, to apply to the North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

It is marked on the last Saturday of June each year.

There are a number of ways to get involved with Armed Forces day ranging from paying tribute to the British Armed Forces community by taking part in the Salute Our Forces, holding or attending an event to flying the Armed Forces Day Flag.

Walking with the Wounded

Walking with the Wounded is a military charity for ex-military in the UK which supports a pathway for disadvantaged veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence.

Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service

Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service is an NHS service that provides specialist care and treatment to veterans who have physical health problems as a result of their time in the Armed Forces. You can find out more on the NHS website, or through their leaflet (PDF).

Op RESTORE does not provide veteran mental health support. However, they work alongside Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

Defence Discount Card

Defence Discount Service provides discounts both online and on the high street for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community.

Veterans Railcard

The new Veterans Railcard offers a saving of 1/3 on rail travel to veterans and their families.

If you have served for at least one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or have been a Merchant Mariner who has seen duty on legally defined military operations, you may be eligible.

The Veterans Railcard is available to buy online and by post.

Veterans Gateway

Veterans Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support. They put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need - from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

The new Veterans’ Gateway app helps veterans find support organisations in their area using their smartphone or tablet and is available to download from Google Play or the Apple Store.

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailor and Air Force Association)

SSAFA is the oldest service charity whose support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service.

SSAFAs vision is to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. Their mission is to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families and to support their independence and dignity.

SSAFA helps the armed forces community in several ways, though our focus is on providing direct support to individuals in need of physical or emotional care.

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community. They're there through thick and thin - ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. They've been there since 1921 and they'll be there as long as they are needed.

Formed in 1921 they are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 235,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; giving support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

They provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families, with support starting after seven days of service and continues through life, long after service is over. The support provided ranges from expert advice and guidance, to recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life - they can be by your side every step of the way. And it’s not just members of the Armed Forces but their families too.

The Legion works with politicians and officials at all levels to represent the interests of the Armed Forces community, which means if there is ever a reason they can't help, our vast network will mean that they will know someone who can.

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes believe those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their military careers because of illness or injury - their lives changed forever. They help veterans, those still serving, and their families by providing physical, psychological, financial and welfare support for as long as they need.