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The Online Magazine written by Veterans for Veterans
The Sandbag Times brings you all the latest national and international Armed Forces and Veterans news. With insights each week into Veterans Charities, organisations, events and lots more.


  • Sandbag Times Patron and three times British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal will officially open the new Tommy Atkins Centre on 18th January 2019 at the KGV, Brickfields, Worcester. The new facility, supplied by the Worcester Community Trust, came in to operation earlier this month with much improved facilities to support the veterans community in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Backed by the Worcester City Council, it is planned that this new

  • Tiffany Aching was last seen in Leicester on Thursday 22nd November. On Friday, she expressed suicidal intent via her social media channels, stating “I can no longer fight my black dog. So tonight I’ll sleep eternal”. She has been missing ever since. Tiff recently moved to the Groby area of Leicestershire but the police believe she could be anywhere between Bristol and North Devon. Given her last comms, her friends

  • Reports are coming in of an incident between Russian Special Forces and the Ukrainian Navy. According to the BBC, a tugboat was seized and at least two Ukrainian Sailors have been injured. It said two gunboats and a tug were captured by Russian special forces after a chase. Two Ukrainian crew members were injured. Russia is yet to comment on the claims. It earlier accused Ukraine of illegally entering Russian

  • Who doesn’t remember that emotional series of DIY SOS  when Nick Knowles and his team constructed that street for injured veterans?  I know there were very few dry eyes in my house. Well, here is the chance for all of us Veterans to say thank you to Nick.  From Sunday, Mr Knowles will take part in ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’.  For three weeks he will compete

  • With the start of the Festive Season on the near horizon our thoughts now go from the Remembrance commemorations to those that are going to be spending Christmas away from thier loved ones.  We also think about those veterans who will be alone, those who well be spending it on the streets and those who continue to battle their demons during Christmas. The Sandbag Times is inviting you all to

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