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Captain Amii Calway of The Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team with colleague Corporal Scott Cozens took to the skies over Salisbury Plain, the training ground for the British Army, to mark the 75th anniversary of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

75 years ago, Winston Churchill’s War Cabinet approved the formation of a national charity to care for soldiers and families affected by World War Two. The Army Benevolent Fund – as the charity was then known – came into being on 15th August 1944. For 75 years, the wellbeing of soldiers, veterans and their immediate families has been at the heart of everything it does.

Captain Amii Calway, RLC Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team, said:

It’s been a real pleasure, and a lot of fun, to work with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and I’m honoured to have had the opportunity to support a charity that supports so many of the Army family. It provides support to young serving families coping with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss, it helps with home adaptions and funding for skills training and education. In times of need and hardship, the support of The Soldiers’ Charity has made such a difference to the lives of thousands of serving and veteran soldiers and their families, worldwide. It is reassuring to know that The Soldiers’ Charity is there if and when we need them!

A huge thank you to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for its hard work; Happy 75th Anniversary!”

For more information contact: Katie Burns, PR & Media Manager for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on 020 7901 8919 or

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