“In January, we were approached by the Royal British Legion Women’s Section. After a lot of emails flying back and forth, and a meeting (with two young children running around!), we came up with some very exciting plans for the future.
From now on, Squaddie Wags will be collaborating with the Royal British Legion Women’s Section (http://www.womensbritishlegion.org.uk/) in order to ensure that all female dependants have easy access to an unwavering support system. The Royal British Legion Women’s Section is 90 years old and they provide care and support through various welfare schemes, and their members are a fantastic community in their own right.
Due to the generosity and kindness of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section, we have been able to carry out a much needed upgrade of our forum software. At Squaddie Wags, we have always been extremely certain that one thing remain the same – we will never charge our members for use of the forums. Thanks to the fabulous Royal British Legion Women’s Section, this can continue. Our members can now use an upgraded website, and as always, at no cost to themselves. Previously, the website has been paid for solely by the owner, and so we are extremely grateful for the generosity and kindness of the outstandingly supportive people at the Royal British Legion Women’s Section.
The Royal British Legion Women’s Section are a fantastic support service for all female dependants of those serving and ex serving. We will, over the coming months, be setting up our very own Squaddie Wags Association branch of the RBLWS. This will be a fantastic step forward for our website in achieving what we have always set out to achieve – to ensure that all female dependants have easy access to support (in whatever form that may be), whenever they need it.
We shall release more details on our RBLWS branch once it is fully functioning and we hope that you will all become members so that you can benefit from their fabulous services, and join a friendly, sociable community who carry out activities and events throughout the year and really are there to support each other and all female dependants (past or present) of HM Forces.
We hope soon, to publish a piece by the RBLWS with ‘their side of the story’ so to speak!
In the mean time, we wish to say again, a very big thank you to the RBLWS. What was once the dream of an 18 year old girl, has now become reality, and we look forward to what the future holds.
But the focus in all of this, is all of you – the female dependents of HM Forces personnel, past or present. This life can be tough, really tough, but there are 2,245 members of SquaddieWags.co.uk who know exactly how you feel, and 43,000 members of the RBLWS, most of whom have ‘been there, done that’. There is no need to struggle on your own.”