18th June 2015 – An important day in history today. The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot were there with Wellington and his allies to ensure the defeat of Bonaparte.
Along with the 93rd Highland Regiment, the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot were renamed 1st Battalion The Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland) Highlanders in 1881.
One day’s service, a lifetime of support.
|Argyll & Bute Branch|
|Who we are:||We are the Argyll & Bute Branch of The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help.
The Association is the national charity helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those you used to serve and the families of both.
We have specially trained volunteers who provide help in all manner of situations. Anyone who approaches us is treated with sensitivity, respect and absolute confidentiality.
|Where we are:||The Branch covers Argyll, Bute, Cowal, Islay, Jura, Kintyre, Lorn & Mull.|
|Who we help:|
|One day’s paid service in any of our Armed Forces is all that is needed for you and your dependants to be eligible for assistance from SSAFA Forces Help.
This includes anyone who did National Service as well as members and former members of the Reserve Forces (who are eligible under slightly different rules).Close relatives, widows, widowers and divirced partners of the person who served are also often eligible.
|What we do:|
|We take action, on request, whenever there is hardship, loneliness or need.The help we give varies enormously; from financial assistance – such as paying a heating bill for a widow or assistance with the costs of household effects – to help for children with additional needs, to emotional support for the lonely, ill or bereaved.
In all cases, the criterion for our assistance is need and our support and advice are completely confidential.
|Do you need help?||If you think that you could be eligible for our help please get in touch by telephone or e-mail, or if you know someone who may need our assistance, please contact us or tell them about us.|
|How you can help us:If you would like to join us as a volunteer – doing casework, administration, publicity or fund-raising – please get in touch.
Full training is provided and all expenses are refunded. We look forward to meeting you.
|The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces HelpThe national charity supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and the families of both.|
|The Argyll & Bute Branch of SSAFA Forces Help have representatives in Bute, Cowal, Islay & Jura, Kintyre, Lorn (Oban area),
Mid Argyll (Lochgilphead area) and Mull.The following areas are not covered by Argyll and Bute Branch: Ardgour, Ardnamurchan and Morven – see 1566 Lochaber (Inverness-shire and Western Isles); Gareloch, Loch Long, Helensburgh and Cardross – see Dunbartonshire
All communication will be treated in the strictest confidence and directed towards a SSAFA case worker in the area concerned.
19 Queen Elizabeth Street
London SE1 2LP
Telephone: 0845 1300975
|Registered Charity No. 210760 Est 1885
Registered Charity (Scotland) No. SC038056
Republic of Ireland (20006082)
On this day we should take a moment to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Why not visit the Argyll & Sutherland Highlander Museum at Stirling Castle.