RAF Valley has opened a new hub for the veterans community at its Anglesey base.

The station hosted an official opening event today (March 22) for the hub with veterans, dignitaries, serving military personnel, and representatives of veterans charities associated, with the support of former service women and men.

It will be a focal point for social gatherings, support, training, welfare, and information and advocacy across Anglesey.


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The hub will strengthen existing links between veterans’ organisations that form part of the community engagement work of RAF Valley, encouraging co-operation and partnership between the veterans’ groups which represent all the military services.

RAF Valley’s station chaplain, Mike Hall, said: “This is a great resource – helping us to support the wider veterans’ community.

“It will help to strengthen the network of agencies and charitable organisations working with veterans on Anglesey, and demonstrates how important our former service people, from all the services, are after they have left their respective service.

“We are grateful to everyone that has helped to make this happen, most especially SSAFA local branch, and the support of other local charitable groups.”

Air Commodore Rob Woods, the newly appointed Air Officer Wales, opened the hub.

He added: “I am absolutely delighted to support RAF Valley in this initiative.

The military veterans’ hub will add massive value to the veterans’ community of Anglesey and more broadly support the outreach work that exists among former service women and men. I hope that the hub touches hundreds of lives on Anglesey.”