Veterans young and old share military stories - The Solihull Observer

Veterans young and old share military stories

Solihull Editorial 7th Jul, 2021   0

VETERANS young and old swapped swapped stories of their time in the military at the Royal Star and Garter care home.

Residents and members of staff at the Tudor Coppice home, which cares for veterans and their spouses with dementia and disability, shared photographs and anecdotes of their time in service during a reminiscence session.

Army veterans Alex Ferguson and Carmen Asemani, Navy veteran Kevin Dempsey and RAF veteran Jill Nussbaum who all work at the home shared their military tales.

It was part of string of activities which took place at the Home to mark Armed Forces Day on June 26.




Jill, physiotherapist at the home, served as a dog handler caring for RAF dogs between 1982 and 1985.

She said: “It is a privilege to work in a Home dedicated to supporting ex-service personnel. Armed Forces Day celebrations mean so much to me having been in the RAF myself. It was such a fantastic morning, hearing about some of our residents’ experiences.


“They have lived extraordinary lives and it’s an honour to hear their remarkable stories.”

Army wife and Solihull resident Joyce said: “The group was smashing, very interesting and a lovely way to get to know people and hear about what they used to do.”

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