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Welcome to The Light Dragoons Peer Support Group Homepage.
Our aim as a group is to help those who are struggling in any areas of their personal lives.
We are not psychologists or clinicians - we are ex Light Dragoon soldiers who have served and lived alongside you, with an understanding of the obstacles in life after service.
Whether you need financial advice or someone to chat to, we're here for you.
Our Veterans talk about life after service, and how they are overcoming the stigma. Take a look at our Facebook page and Youtube Channel to hear their stories.
For more useful information and news of future events, check our Helpful Resources section.
Personal CV Builder
A CV is your opportunity to tell potential employers the story of what you've done and could do. Build your own CV with our support.
Whether you’re creating your first CV or polishing what you already have, we’ve got plenty of advice and tools to help you find employment.
Take a look at areas like:
What to include in your CV
Example CVs and cover letters
How to prepare for an interview
Get Fit Scheme
Keeping your fitness up is paramount to your mood and mental health - it's not all about shifting those extra pounds.
The cause of veterans becoming unfit can be traced back to various sources. The adjustment to a new non-military lifestyle can play a role, especially if they significantly change their exercise habits.
Some of you may struggle with increased consumption of alcohol and nicotine, which can be also be a factor in weight gain.
While it’s important to identify the cause and address any potential substance abuse issues, it’s also vital to work toward the solution.
Physical fitness can help Vets stay in shape, even after they retire or are discharged.
The new Veterans Railcard, which is for anyone who has served at least one day in the UK Armed Forces or Merchant Marines who have seen duty on legally defined military operations, will save veterans 1/3 off most rail fares to help reconnect them to loved ones and connect them to new training and work opportunities.
The Railcard’s design even pays tribute to those who have made sacrifices to protect and serve our country, by utilising the colours featured on the Veterans flag which represent the three-armed forces: army, navy and air force.
The new Veterans Railcard will be available for a special introductory price of just £21 for a 1-year Railcard or £61 for a 3-year Railcard, until 31st March 2021. It will offer the Railcard holder and their companion 1/3 off most rail fares and 60% off for up to four children aged 5-15 years.