Office for Veterans' Affairs Begins to Take Shape

In his first week in office, the Prime Minister established an Office for Veterans’ Affairs at the heart of government.

This creation was part of a government commitment to ensure world-class provision of life-long veterans’ care services in this country.

Following consultation with veterans, charities and civil society groups, the new Office has started laying out its programme of work for the months ahead.

Retired Colonel David Richmond CBE, a former Commanding Officer of 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq and subsequently became the Recovery Director at Help for Heroes, has been appointed to head up the OVA.

Robert said: "This is really encouraging news for those of us who have campaigned for improved and better coordinated veterans care. Colonel David’s knowledge and experience of both military life and our veterans community will mean that the OVA will make a huge difference to our former service personnel."