The event was hosted by Helen Helliwell, Director of Armed Forces People Policy at the Ministry of Defence. We are indebted to Helen for her engagement in our cause and inviting us to hold our event within such an iconic venue.
The evening’s programme included updates on our research, along with personal testimony on the impact of conflict wounds from serving Armed Forces personnel and Veterans.
We were honoured to be joined by two ministers: the Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans and the Rt Hon Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Veterans Affairs. They spoke highlighting the relevance of our work and the need to provide appropriate cutting-edge acute and long-term care for Armed Forces Personal and veterans who sustain conflict wounds. Major General Timothy Hodgetts, the Surgeon General spoke movingly about his personal and professional experience of scarring.