On the 16th September we had the privilege to work alongside the National Army Museum to highlight the role of families in the military.
As part of their 2023 exhibition looking at soldiers in recovery, they recognised that there was a gap in the story. A gap that our members fill day after day. Families. Whilst many injured British Armed Forces members are navigating their way to a recovery, it can not happen without the consistent support of loved ones around them. Loved ones who very often bear the brunt of the trauma day after day.
We had the honour to listen, to hear the stories and acknowledge the role families play in recovery. It was poignant, thought provoking and emotional hearing the stories shared, the gaps in the care in place and despite it all, the hopes for the future. We are inspired that together as members we can have a collective voice that is heard and through which we can make a difference to the care of our loved ones
A huge thank you goes to the National Army Museum for your courage to host such an event and fill the gaps in our social military narrative, Dr. Dan Barnard for his kindness to more than host a conversation, to create a safe space for our members voices to be heard. Finally a thank you to our members, your courage is inspirational, your stories matter, and your journey is important. Together we can make a difference.