Thursday, 6 January 2000

Sophie's Official Patronages - Armed Services/ Veterans

In a effort to kept things organized this section features only Countess Sofia's Armed Services/ Veterans  related patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here

President (2006?)

Stoll is UK housing association and charity for Veterans. The charity provide homes for injured WWI service men and women and their families in London area. The charity provides care and support services to help them live independently.

The charity also provides welfare and clinical care for these veterans, as well as month drop-in counseling, outreach services, and substance misuse programs.

Stoll was previously called the Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation. Princess Alice, the Duchess of Gloucester, was previously Patron (?1994-1999?).

Java Far East Prisoners of War Club 1942
Patron (? at least 2011)

Java FEPOW Club 1942 is a club for Allied Forces personnel who were captured at Java and held prisoner by the Japanese during WWII.

Java FEPOW Club 1942 is the only remaining UK Nationwide FEPOW Club. Since many similar club have closed due to dwindling membership, Java FEPOW Club 1942 has opened it club up to all FEPOW, not just those who were taken prisoner at Java.

The club provides commodity and support. They hold reunion weekends annually. The club also provides welfare grants to all FEPOWs, Wives (including long term partners) and Widows.

Defence Medical Welfare Service
Royal Patron (June 2016)

St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service provides practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces Community who are receiving medical treatment, either in-patient and out-patient.

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