OA Launches Hon Reps Roadshow

Some of the OA’s network of volunteers attended the first in a series of roadshows in London. The Honorary Representatives (Hon Reps) provide a crucial link with beneficiaries. They visit applicants in their home to understand their situation, across the UK and overseas. The information is then passed to the Benevolence Team in London, which […]

22nd February 2018

Hon Rep Finds Father’s World War Two Grave

Sydney Graham, an OA volunteer, recently attended a memorial service for the father he never met. Edward Graham was killed during an ambush in Sicily on 13th August 1943. The Royal Irish Fusilier died aged 31, without knowing his wife had given birth to twin sons just 22 days before. Edward was initially posted as […]

20th October 2017

OA Volunteers Meet Defence Minister

Several of the OA’s volunteers met Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, during a recent training session in London. The Minister was visiting a number of military charities and spoke to several Honorary Representatives (Hon Reps), the OA’s network of key volunteers that provide the crucial link between head office and […]

19th July 2017

Defence Minister Visits OA London Office

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, met OA staff and volunteers, while visiting several military charities in London on Thursday 6th July. The Minister, who is responsible for Defence People and Veterans, spoke to Lee Holloway, OA Chief Executive Officer, and Nigel Hare, OA Head of Benevolence, about how we support […]

13th July 2017

Charities collaborate to combat loneliness in the community

At the annual conference for their 200 volunteers, the Armed Forces charity The Officers’ Association (OA) announced its collaboration with The Silver Line and Age UK to pilot their “friends” service beginning on 1 May. The volunteers, called Honorary Representatives (Hon Reps) visit former Officers of the three Armed Forces if they have a financial […]

22nd April 2016