BritishForcesFoundation

Latest Blog from the BFF

Saluting Wootton Bassett

October 13, 2011

Though we are a small charity, The British Forces Foundation has donated £5,000 to help Wootton Bassett mark its much deserved Royal status on Sunday. We are doing this in recognition of the enormous contribution Wootton Bassett has made to the morale of those serving on the frontline.  

There is never any solace in seeing a fallen comrade returned, by showing great dignity to their coming home, this small town has made the whole country recognise both the gravity and the respect we have all felt on seeing the sad pictures of each funeral cortege. I am a great admirer at how the town instinctively responded and from the outset the town’s conduct has always been deeply personal, heartfelt and genuine.

It is a pity to hear the Town has concerns about raising the necessary money for the day and  some of the country’s bigger and better funded armed forces charities have not been able to match even the amount the British Forces Foundation has felt moved to give. Ahead of such an important day, Wootton Bassett and its residents should not be burdened with the worry and responsibility of recovering the cost of recognising their Royal status. We can be nimble in meeting our charitable aims and do so without all the bureaucracy.

Perhaps, even in today’s world, being small still has its advantages. And perhaps that too is what allowed Wootton Bassett to respond so magnificently. Across the length and breadth of our nation, everyone should be grateful for the town’s simple but deep felt response. We salute Wootten Bassett.

 

Latest News

Recent News

Greece show for HMS Argyll

March 4, 2019

The BFF travelled to Greece to entertain the men and women of HMS Argyll.

Click for full story

BFF welcome for HMS Dragon in Dubai

February 27, 2019

The Royal Navy’s Type 45 air defence destroyer, HMS Dragon, was met by the BFF when it visited Dubai.

Click for full story

Family fun in February

February 26, 2019

The BFF Panto Bus hit the road again in February to entertain military families across the south.

Click for full story

Katherine Jenkins to perform at BFF Ball

February 18, 2019

BFF Trustee Katherine Jenkins OBE will be performing at this year’s Summer Ball being held at The Berkeley in London.

Click for full story

Panto fun for military families

December 23, 2018

British military families across eight countries were treated to some festive fun courtesy of the British Forces Foundation again this Christmas.

Click for full story

Welcome home for Welsh Guards

December 12, 2018

The British Forces Foundation welcomed home the Welsh Guards in style after their much longer than expected 2018 tour in Afghanistan.

Click for full story

Cave setting for HMS Albion show

November 27, 2018

St Martin’s Cave in Gibraltar was the atmospheric setting for a BFF morale-boosting show for the company of HMS Albion.

Click for full story

BFF in Bahrain

November 18, 2018

The British Forces Foundation flew out to Bahrain to entertain the men and women of UKMCMFOR with a fantastic night of comedy and music.

Click for full story
COPYRIGHT 2019 The British Forces Foundation
Web Site Design: Green Chilli Design Ltd