Bryony's Story

This is Bryony’s story. In 2008, the former RAF officer fell down the stairs at home and broke her neck and back.

The Officers' Association helped Bryony regain her independence, and she now lives a full, active life.

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How we help

The Officers’ Association works with both serving and former officers and reservists from across the Armed Forces and their families. 

Find out more about our Employment and Benevolence services.

Stars Rally for Veteran Employment

Joanna Lumley, Ray Winstone and Richard Wilson are some of the celebrities starring in three short films promoting military veteran employment.
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Support and advice for former officers and their dependants

The Officers' Association takes a holistic approach in order to help and support former Officers of the Armed Forces and their dependants on a variety of matters related to Benevolence.
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Careers advice and support for officers 

Whether you are still serving, in transition or a former officer wishing to change career in later life, the OA is able to offer professional, impartial and practical advice on all aspects of transition and employment.
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Employment

OA Appointments

Do you need help with your transition from the Services? The OA is on hand throughout your entire career, from finding your first job to advising on a change in direction. We can: 

  • provide informal and confidential guidance on your next move
  • give advice on a variety of sectors
  • open up opportunities with our supportive network
  • provide access to roles through our Executive Jobs Board  

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Benevolence

OA Money

Are you looking for help or advice on benefits or accommodation? The OA is here to support officers and their dependants. 

Our Benevolence team can: 

  • provide a friendly and confidential service tailored to your needs
  • help you cope with a wide range of expenses 
  • assist with unexpected general living costs that can occur
  • signpost you to other charities if we can't help   

Blog

  • From the Army to HSBC, by Angus Hutchinson

    Angus Hutchinson, Global Training Manager, Commercial Banking at HSBC, shares his transition journey experiences and insights. Tell me about your military career I spent 18 years in the Royal Horse Artillery as a field gunner, leaving ...

    18th January 2018
  • Is a Career Break Right For You? By Richard Jones

    What can you do if your civilian career is unfulfilling? Richard Jones, a former RAF officer, shares his story on how he dealt with being in this situation. There is a lot of advice and support ...

    17th January 2018
  • New Year New Career

    Make 2018 the year you get the job you want. If at the end of last year you were feeling dissatisfied with the direction you career was heading in, then you might want to consider a ...

    11th January 2018

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