This year, SSAFA the Armed Forces charity will mark 100 years since the end of World War One.
The charity, of which I am a proud Ambassador, was there for our Armed Forces family then and they’re still here for them now.
For over 130 years and through a number of conflicts, SSAFA has shown its commitment to our service men and women, veterans and their families; relieving need, suffering and distress through its network of local branches.
At the outbreak of World War One, the Government called on SSAFA to take care of the families of soldiers in Hampshire who were going to the Front and the charity has been helping military families in the local area ever since.
Throughout 2018, SSAFA will be commemorating all those who served during the Great War and encouraging the public to remember those relatives who fought, while also acknowledging those soldiers and veterans who served in more recent conflicts and need our help today.
To find out more about how you can fundraise, volunteer or support SSAFA in this centenary year, please visit ssafa.org.uk/world-war-100
Dan Snow, WW1 Historian and SSAFA Ambassador