The Armed Forces Community in Sheffield includes:
- all those who serve or have served in the British Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Merchant Navy
- cadets and other training groups who aspire to serve their country in the future, including Air, Army and Sea Cadets as well as the Territorial Army
- reservists, veterans and those who care for, depend on and are close family members of those outlined above
People as young as 17 can be sent on active service so many veterans are younger than people realise, nearly a quarter of people seeking help from the Royal British Legion are under the age of 44.
We do not know exactly the size of the armed forces community in Sheffield, we do know in the last 5 years there has been around 300 people from Sheffield sign up to the armed forces. There are also around 1,300 individuals receiving a Ministry of Defence pension following active service.
Sheffield City Council have produced a Directory of Local Support, detailing the support available to the local armed forces community.
For enquiries or more information about our work with the Armed Forces Community please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org