Military Life

Battling Against Loneliness In Older Veterans

A new partnership matches veterans young and old for conversation and companionship.

The problem of loneliness among older veterans is being tackled by a new project in Nottinghamshire.

Forces Friends is a partnership between The Royal British Legion and Age UK, to match younger veterans with older ones for conversation and companionship.

The scheme recently won a Soldiering On “Working Together” award.

We went to see Ron Lamboll, a 96-year-old veteran of the second world war, to see how spending time with Stuart Barnett, an Iraq War veteran, is helping beat back loneliness.

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