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St Helens Armed Forces Covenant

St Helens Council are proud to honour our local Armed Forces community through public events such as the Annual Armed Forces Day and the Service of Remembrance.

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012 and work closely with our local regiments, Armed Forces charities, and health, housing, education and employment partners to ensure the Armed Forces community receive the support and recognition they are entitled to.

This page has details of that support; the Related Pages tab (below) takes you to other information, including local Armed Forces Community News and details of how to access the Covenant Fund, which supports local Armed Forces-related projects, and our most recent annual St Helens Armed Forces Covenant Report 2018-19.

If you or a member of your family serve in the British Armed Forces, or are an Armed Forces Service Leaver, Reservist, Veteran, Widow or Widower, the following page holds a summary of the support available in St Helens.

Important notice for WWII Veterans

St Helens Council wants to hear from anyone who served during the Second World War - including the Armed Forces, Merchant Navy, WRENS, WRAC, WRAF, Munition Workers, Bevin Boys, Bletchley Park, Fire, Police, and Health Services, the Home Guard, the Women's Land Army, or other Women's Auxiliary Services - who would like to be kept informed of commemorative events happening in the borough over the next few years.  

To register to receive invitations for any future events held in the borough to commemorate Second World War anniversaries, please send your name, Armed Service details and contact details to Simon Cousins by post to Armed Forces Covenant, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email contactcentre@sthelens.gov.uk.

Any contact information supplied is subject to the Data Protection Act 2018 and will be held confidentially and securely in line with the St Helens Council’s Armed Forces Covenant Second World War Veteran Group Data Protection Privacy Notice published on the council’s website.

Veterans Of The Foundation Breakfast Club

Veterans Breakfast Club, from 09:00 every Thursday at the RedVee Café Bar, Totally Wicked Stadium, McManus Drive, St Helens WA9 3AL.

  • Drop-in session and breakfast club for Regulars, Reservists, Ex-Forces, Veterans and their families.
  • Regularly attended by staff from local services such as The Royal British Legion, Jobcentre Plus, Health, Housing, and St Helens Council.

Merseyside Aged Veterans Partnership

Shelter Merseyside is currently leading the Merseyside Aged Veterans Partnership, which is part of The Royal British Legion’s Healthy Lives portfolio, using the Aged Veterans Fund, funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds. Shelter is helping older veterans who are struggling with any kind of housing issue. The service is available for anyone born on or before 1 January 1950 who has served in the Armed Forces (including national service) and can be accessed by contacting Jo Cutler, Shelter Merseyside Hub Manager.

Local Regular Regiments

The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment is the local infantry regiment in the North West. To find out more about a career with the Duke of Lancaster's, please watch their latest recruitment video

St Helens' Local Reserve Regiments

103 Regiment Royal Artillery

4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment 

Find out more about the Reserve Forces

This video highlights the main roles of the soldiers within 103 Regiment and the rigours they go through during Live Fire Training.