Veterans’ Stories

Every veteran has a unique story. They explain why Launchpad exists and the support they get from Launchpad and other organisations. Please read the stories available below.

Read more about David’s Story

David’s Story

David, 52 has enjoyed a successful career throughout his life. He grew up in...

Read more about James’ Story

James’ Story

James spent four years in the Navy as a navel seaman. He joined in...

Read more about Luke’s Story

Luke’s Story

When I left the military, I felt my safety net was cut away from...

Read more about Alan’s Story

Alan’s Story

“I was lost in life and had nothing. I was feeling suicidal but thankfully,...

Read more about Drew’s Story

Drew’s Story

“The furniture grant from ABF The Soldier’s Charity has helped me to get back...

Read more about Gary’s Story

Gary’s Story

“Receiving a grant towards a furniture package was a huge burden lifted off my...

Read more about Nigel’s Story

Nigel’s Story

Nigel’s military career spans an impressive 32-year period, initially joining the British Army in...

Read more about Mark’s Story

Mark’s Story

“It is frightening to think what would have happened to me if I had...

Read more about Daniel’s Story

Daniel’s Story

“When I was offered accommodation at Speke House in Liverpool, it made me happy...

Read more about Grant’s Story

Grant’s Story

After serving 24 years as an aircraft engineer in the Royal Navy, Grant Blackburn...

Read more about Antony’s Story

Antony’s Story

“Launchpad is worth its weight in gold. It has helped me massively and I...

Read more about Shaun’s Story

Shaun’s Story

Shaun has benefitted hugely from Launchpad not only by living at Avondale House but...