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Article from section published on December 22, 2009

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  • BBC National News: During December we put the BBC in touch with one of the schools we regularly work with – Widewell Primary School in Plymouth – and whose pupils kindly drew many of the pictures featured in our ‘Overlooked Casualties of Conflict’ report. The BBC interviewed nine year-old Ross McNaught, whose Dad is currently in Afghanistan, and profiled the Arc Community project, which is funded by us and Royal Sailor’s Rest (two independent charities). The BBC also interviewed Professor Yule, who contributed to our report. We were delighted to see the problems faced by Service children reach the national news, and welcome the announcement that the Ministry of Defence has now commissioned research into this topic. Watch the report here, which appeared on the 1pm and 6pm national news on 21st December 2009, and read the piece here.
  • British Forces Broadcasting Service: The BFBS has produced a 4 minute recording which highlights the educational and emotional problems that the children of Service personnel can face. The BFBS, a broadcasting unit that connects the British Forces community wherever they are in the world through television and radio, spoke to one of the children we’ve helped whose Dad is currently away on operational duty in Afghanistan, as well as his Mum. The broadcast went out to serving families across the seas living as far as Cyprus, Belize and Germany. To visit the page website please click here or click here to download the report.
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