Care after Combat

October 30, 2020

Exciting Announcements

The global pandemic is having a significant impact on each and every one of us and as a result we are all having to adapt to new and challenging events and circumstances. As a result, Care after Combat are implementing some necessary changes to ensure we remain agile and adaptive to support the delivery of our services to meet the needs of our Veterans and their families in the current climate.

Our President, Life Vice-President, and Trustees of Care after Combat are delighted to make the following announcements:

Commander Adrian Kirk Royal Navy (Rtd) has accepted the role of National Lead Care after Combat.

Adrian Kirk (pictured left) Biography:
After joining the Royal Navy as an engineering apprentice in 1988, Adrian joined the finest aviation branch within the British Armed Forces – The Fleet Air Arm! Over the course of the next 29 years he served in a number of squadrons, units and ships, and saw operations in the Balkans and Gulf War II.  After gaining a Commission, he undertook a broad range of appointments spanning media, HR, project & programme management, aviation regulation, as well as Front Line aircraft engineering jobs.  Having had a fantastic career with opportunities he would never otherwise have had, upon leaving the RN, Adrian wanted to ‘give something back’ and became a volunteer mentor with Care after Combat.  With the Covid 19 pandemic bringing even more challenges for our Veterans, he took up the offer of joining the team full time and helped set up and develop a remote support service known as the Bowman Pathfinder, a service which has proved to be a great success.  

Adrian said:  “After nearly three years with Care after Combat as a mentor, I have seen first-hand the benefits this Charity brings to our Veterans, especially those who have nothing; no family, no friends, no support network.  We give them that support by building strong relationships and walking with them along their journey, providing help and a steadying hand where needed.  It’s tough, but it’s really worth it and the results speak for themselves.  I am delighted to be appointed as National Lead for such a great organisation, one full of like-minded people, passionate about helping our Veterans when they need it most.”

Peter Norman has accepted the role of Head of Project Phoenix Care after Combat

Peter remains the ReGroup Liaison manager for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire offender Health.

Peter Norman (pictured right) Biography:
Peter served in the Royal Air Force for 33 years, in a variety of Operational and Management roles, serving at units in the UK, Germany and Belgium. He also completed a number of Operational tours in the Balkans, Middle East and Afghanistan. Originally joining Care after Combat in Oct 17, Peter has undertaken the roles of Voluntary Mentor, Mentor Liaison Officer and, Liaison Manager for the Care after Combat component of the Project Regroup partnership. Peter is proud to take on this additional role and continue to be part of the great work carried out by Care after Combat, supporting Veterans. Peter is married to Jackie and in his spare time he likes to try and perfect his Guitar and Ukelele playing, he is also an avid supporter of Lincoln City FC.